Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get on board the ship?

Boarding our ships is done via a short gangway and you then descend approximately 10 steps to the lower deck. The gangway is narrow and has grip rails either side.

Is there access for wheelchair passengers?

We do our utmost to facilitate wheelchair passengers, when conditions are favourable (eg, when the tide is not low and the sea is very calm). 
Each passenger is assessed on a case by case basis (eg we cannot take motorised wheelchairs).  Please phone us in advance to discuss your requirements. 

Do you sail on Sundays?

Yes we sail every day from mid-March to October, weather permitting.

How long is the cruise to the Cliffs of Moher?

The cruise normally takes about 45 minutes on our new ships. The main element of the cruise is the 20 minutes spent at the highest point of the cliffs where you will see the cliffs in great detail, as well as the Harry Potter sea cave and the seabirds nesting on the Bhreannain Mor sea stack

How long would you typically get on Inis Oirr for a day trip?

The crossing only takes 15 minutes to Inis Oirr on the new fast ships, the Star of Doolin and the Spirit of Doolin.  Depending on the departure and return times you choose, you can stay from 3 ½ –  6 hours (there are 2 return times and various departure times – see here for more).

Can you take a car to the island?

No, it is a passenger ferry only – there are no cars on the island.

Do I need to book?

To avoid disappointment you should book in advance during peak season. You can book online here or call us on +353 (0)65 707 5949.

Do sailing times ever change during the season?

Occasionally, weather conditions can effect the sailing times. Please phone our office on the day of your trip for exact departure times.
Tel: +353 (0)65 707 5949

Do you ever cancel trips?

Trips can be cancelled due to very bad sea conditions. Should this happen, passengers are given the choice of rescheduling their trip or a full refund.

Our 2020 sailing season is now closed.

We would like to thank all of our passengers for sailing with us this summer, and special thanks to our fantastic crew and staff for looking after our passengers so brilliantly. You did us proud!

We look forward to having you all on board in 2021. Stay Safe Everyone