COVID 19 Safe Charter


 Let’s All Protect Each Other

To prevent the spread of COVID 19, we have worked hard on our new COVID 19 Safe Charter to try and protect our staff, crew and passengers in our booking offices, while boarding and while on board our ships.  We have introduced social distancing while queuing to board and significantly increased our cleaning and crowd control procedures. This charter is in line with World Health Organisation, HSE guidelines and the Burren Ecotourism Network COVID 19 Safe Charter.

Planning Your Boat Trip

Planning Your Visit

Book Ahead Online

  • All bookings should  be made online so that we are in complete control of passengers numbers and also to reduce queuing and visitor numbers on Doolin pier.
  • Use our booking system to select the boat trip you want, follow the instructions and complete your contact details and payment.
  • This also ensures that we can quickly comply with contact tracing should that be necessary.
  • You will receive email confirmation with full details on boarding procedures.
  • When you arrive at Doolin pier, please observe social distancing protocols, hand hygiene and coughing etiquette at all times.
  • One member of your group should present themselves at our booking office. You will then be given full instructions on where to queue in order to board the ship.

Cleaning Procedures

Our Cleaning Regime

We have a comprehensive, consistent cleaning programme in place for our booking office and our vessels.  

Booking Office

  • A maximum of 2 customers are permitted in the office at any one time, while maintaining social distancing.
  • There will be hand sanitizer stations available in our booking office and all customers will be required to sanitize their hands.
  • All counters and touch-points (door handles, switches, computer keyboards, mouse, telephones) in our booking office will be regularly disinfected.


  • All passengers will be required to use hand sanitizer before boarding. There are also several hand sanitizers on board.
  • Once passengers have boarded the gangway, the gangway will be pulled on board and disinfected.
  • Once all passengers have disembarked, the vessel will be thoroughly cleaned.

Passengers Code of Conduct:
Boarding, On Board and Disembarking

  • As it may not be always possible to maintain the recommended social distancing guidelines, face masks must be worn to protect everyone on our vessels.
  • Follow our crew instructions at all times.
  • Please maintain social distancing while queuing and boarding our vessels.
  • The ship wheelhouse is out of bounds to all but designated crew.
  • We would advise you to use the pier toilets before boarding and if at all possible, we ask that you do not use the toilets on board in order to keep any possible risks to a minimum.
  • When the ship has pulled back into port, please take care, respect your fellow passengers, and leave in a proper orderly exit.

Excellence Customer Service

5 Star Customer Experience

We look forward to taking you and your families out sailing – what better way to celebrate our freedom than to breathe the Wild Atlantic air!

Working together, we are confident that you will have a safe, welcoming and memorable experience with us.  So let’s all protect each other.

With all our best wishes from our families to yours,
Donie, Eugene, Joe and PJ Garrihy and all the team at Garrihys Doolin2Aran Ferries

The best way to contact us with any questions is to email or phone 065 7075949.