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Sail from Doolin – Inis Mor in just 40 minutes on our newest ship – the Spirit of Doolin. 

The Garrihys are a well-known family in Doolin, with a long tradition in fishing, and a passion for their home near the Cliffs of Moher, and the Burren. Managed by four brothers, the business started in 2000, sailing to the Cliffs of Moher.  Now with our flagship vessels the Star of Doolin and the Spirit of Doolin, we offer the fastest route to the Aran Islands as well as our original Cliffs of Moher Cruise. 

Sailing from the picturesque coastal village of Doolin, visitors get to enjoy incredible views of Galway Bay and the beautiful Clare coastline. The open skies and surrounding landscape are a haven for birdlife, wildlife, flora and fauna that include Puffins, Guillemots, dolphins, basking sharks and a vast limestone plateau in this UNESCO Geopark on the Wild Atlantic Way. All the while, the Garrihy team are on hand; ready to provide tips, insights and a true Irish family welcome. 

Cliffs of Moher Cruise 

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The Garrihy family pioneered the Cliffs of Moher cruise in 2000, when the eldest Garrihy brother, PJ, swapped his fishing boat for a passenger ferry.  This cruise gives visitors access to spectacular views of these iconic cliffs. Witnessing the sheer vastness of the iconic cliffs towering above the boat is the most incredible experience and passengers are treated to live performances from thousands of nesting seabirds including Puffins, Razorbills and Gannets. An extra treat for Harry Potter fans is they get to see the famous cave from a scene in the Half Blood Prince movie, which was filmed from none other than the Jack B, a Garrihy family ship. 


Aran Islands 

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The Aran islands are comprised of three islands: Inis MórInis Meáin (Inishmaan) and the smallest of the islands, Inis Oírr (Inisheer). The Spirit of Doolin sails to Inis Mor in just 40 minutes, while the Star of Doolin sails to Inis Oirr in just 15 minutes from Doolin, the fastest crossing from the mainland to the islands 

Once on any of the Aran Islands, a true cultural experience awaits with fiercely proud islanders who speak Irish in an other-world setting of thatched cottages, Celtic churches of historical significance and the World Heritage site of Dun Aengus (located on Inis Mór. 

Why not sail to one of the Aran Islands and take a Cliffs of Moher Cruise in the same day? 


Talk to us, we’re very nice really… 

Our #bluecrew are a very friendly, helpful bunch, whether at our sales offices on the pier or crewing our ships.  Don’t take our word for it, have a look at our Trip Advisor reviews: https://www.tripadvisor.ie/Attraction_Review-g214506-d646714-Reviews-Doolin2Aran_Ferries-Doolin_The_Burren_County_Clare.html   

Local marine biologist, Cormac McGinley is involved in training our crew to make sure that our passengers are well informed about the Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Geopark while on board our cruise. 

If you have any questions, contact us and we will be happy to help you choose the right boat trip for you! 

Garrihys Doolin2Aran Ferries, We take you there 


Opening Hours: 9 am – 6pm, 7 days a week during sailing season 

Season: Daily sailings from mid March – end October 

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To apply for this job email your details to info@doolin2aranferries.com

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