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General Questions 2018-06-15T10:21:01+00:00

FAQ’s: Frequently Asked Questions

Our ferries operate from about the middle of March to early November. We operate 7 days a week and our offices are open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. As we are situated on the Wild Atlantic Way our ferries are subject to variable sea and weather conditions.

There are two large car parks at Doolin Harbour. Clare County Council is bringing in parking fees from mid-July, 2016. Parking will cost €1 for 0-2 hours, €5 for 2-30 hours, and €15 for 30 hours to 1 week.

Yes. Bicycles are allowed on our ferries free of charge. Passengers are responsible for the care of bicycles while travelling on the ferries.

Yes. Children and infants may travel on the ferries. We recommend ensuring that you travel on a day with good sea and weather conditions when bringing children on board.

No. The ferries from Doolin are passenger ferries only. Cars are not permitted from visitors on The Aran Islands.

 Yes. Well behaved dogs are allowed on the ferries free of charge. Passengers are responsible for the care/behaviour of dogs while travelling on the ferries.

Our main ticket office is located on Doolin Pier, Doolin, Co.Clare. You will see Bill O’Brien in red letters above our door, left door only. It is a little confusing with different ticket offices on Doolin Pier.

If the sailings are cancelled due to weather, tide, or sea conditions you may choose to be placed on the next available sailing or receive a full refund.

After booking online all you need to do is email or phone our ticket office to reserve your preferred sailing date and time. Your PayPal receipt must be presented at our main ticket office on Doolin Pier to collect your boarding pass. Find our main ticket office HERE.

Yes. The return tickets may be used for a day trip or overnight stay. You may stay for as many days as you wish on the Islands and use your return passage at any time of choice.

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