Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Day Cruise sailing from Galway City Docks

Galway, Ireland

From $60.53

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Paper ticket
  • Offered in: English


Skip the roads, and take a ferry cruise from Galway to see the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands, instead. As you travel by ferry, you’ll get unobstructed views of the coastline that’s known as the Wild Atlantic Way before you dock at Inishmore. Make the most of ample free time to explore, then head back to Galway, passing the UNESCO-listed Cliffs of Moher along the way.
  • Cut out the traffic at Galway, and enjoy a leisurely cruise to the Aran Islands
  • Cruise in waters where puffins, dolphins, and seals are sometimes seen
  • Explore Inishmore at leisure, and experience the Aran Islands how you want
  • See one of Ireland’s largest sea bird colonies as you pass the Cliffs of Moher

What's Included

  • Audio Guide must be downloaded prior to boarding.

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 7X93+H4 Galway
      7X93+H4Q Galway, County Galway, Ireland

      If heading towards Galway city take the first entrance on the left of the Galway Harbour Hotel. (H91 E9PR). If leaving Galway city take the second entrance on the right of the Galway Harbour Hotel. Then proceed straight where you will be prompted by signs to turn left into a car park.

    Start time

    09:30 AM

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Ticket redemption point

    New Docks, Galway, Ireland

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    94 reviews
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    Worth it
    Danika_D, Sep 2022
    It is worth it if you want to go visit the Aran Islands. Went to see the wormhole and it was a blast!
    joanne_w, Sep 2022
    It was a wonderful day and experience. Seeing the Cliffs from the boat was incredible. One suggestion would be for electronic tickets soon nice as a tourist not always east to get printed. And directions for pedestrians in addition to driving would be helpful
    One of the most wonderful...
    Anne_O, Aug 2022
    One of the most wonderful days .we had a wonderful man..driving us funny .I would not change one thing .about our trip to Aran Islands.boat trip
    Cliffs of insanity
    Jason_C, Aug 2022
    Great time. Beautiful. Definitely worth the trip. The crew was great. Quite a hike to get to the top of the cliffs. If you get a bike. Get the electric one. It's worth it
    Unforgettable trip of Aran islands and cliffs of Mohar
    Kevin_S, Aug 2022
    I loved the tour I particularly loved hiring an electric bike to tour on the Aran island Inis Mor and the view from the boat of the cliffs of mohair from the sea was stunning. We were blessed with beautiful weather.
    You won't regret it
    Ron_O, Jul 2022
    Very great trip. Conveniently leaving from Galway. Makes the ferry longer by about an hour, but no drive. The islands were beautiful. The Cliffs were very cool. We were going on the hike to the Cliffs the next day, so it was neat to see them that way. Make sure you look into what to do. You will probaly need to grab a van, bike or horse carriage right away. It's the only way around the island and the dock is not where all the action is.
    Boat ride to Inishmore and the Cliffs of Mohrer.
    Alan_C, Jul 2022
    Enjoyed our trip to Inishmore. We took a private tour once on the island. The best parts was Dun Aengus. The cliffs were incredible. Other memorable things from the island were the farms which were divided by rock walls and the size of the cows. The trip back took us back to the Galway port via the Cliffs of Mohrer. Seeing the cliffs from the sea was fantastic. Crew was very professional and he bar tenders very personable.
    Simply amazing!!
    Matthew_M, Jul 2022
    Thoroughly enjoyed to the fullest! Highly recommended! Friendly staff. Breathtaking views. Perfect day away.
    Would recommend, would do it again.
    Thurman_G, Jul 2022
    Amazing experience. The staff on the boat were extremely helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. 10 out of 10 all around.
    A truly unique experience
    Karen_F, Jul 2022
    The landscape was breathtaking - it was almost other-worldly. The walk up to the old fort on the cliffs was like traveling through time. The island was beautiful in its austerity. We were lucky to have a clear day and plenty of sunshine and so were able to really take in the views both from the island over the water, as well as from the ferry to the cliffs. The highlight of our trip.
    Cliffs of Moher are...
    Salil_G, Jul 2022
    Cliffs of Moher are simply breathtaking and at the same time humbling!! Aran Islands shows a mirror for us to see what the world has been. A place, isolated from the hustle and bustle, lonesome in tranquility and peace!!
    Lovely day on the ocean!
    Julie_O, Jun 2022
    Great experience. Stop at Aran islands for hike up to the fort, shopping and lunch. Beautiful views of cliffs of moher!
    Great day trip
    Janet_N, Jun 2022
    Loved seeing the Cliffs of Mother. The narration was very helpful . The crew was very attentive to the passengers
    A must do in Ireland!!
    pmmaslow, Jun 2022
    This is an absolute must do! The Aran island is beautiful the hike is gorgeous, the ferry ride is wonderful, the staff is great and the Cliffs of Moore is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen!
    An island to see for defo
    Catriona_O, Aug 2021
    Seeing the seals and riding the bikes round the island. All the people were very friendly and we were blessed with the weather
    Magical day
    Staycation_Dub, Aug 2021
    From start to finish whole trip was fabulous.Boat,crew & the island itself.Highly recommended for all ages.
    Very enjoyable I would recommend it to friends and family
    Sheila_B, Aug 2021
    The boat was fabulous so comfy and it left on time and got us back on time the guide was great pointing out everything on the way back the children on board got very excited everytime he pointed out the dolphins
    Interesante pero prescindible
    Maite_G, Aug 2022
    El crucero por los acantilados me encantó, pero el tiempo en la isla Inis Mor queda muy corto incluso si decides contratar un guia local que te lleve una vez que estas en la isla. Yo ampliaría el horario en la isla o me quedaria a dormir, si no, no creo que valga la pena teniendo en cuenta el precio de la a actividad que es realmente cara para lo que ves
    Journée inoubliable
    COUCHOUD_E, Aug 2022
    Merveilleuse et inoubliable journée. Je ne peux que recommander cette expérience ! N'oubliez pas votre coupe vent et votre crème solaire....
    Está bien, pero se queda corto
    Marta_A, Jul 2022
    La excursión está muy bien, pero creo que merece la pena pasar un día en las Islas de Arán. En un día lo ves todo corriendo. Una vez en la isla hay que contratar un recorrido para poder verlo todo, sale a 20 € por persona.