Frequently Asked Questions


How do you get on board the ship?

Boarding our ships is done via a small 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?

Wheelchair passengers can usually be accomodated, as we can remove the side rail of the vessel on the top deck and lift the passenger on in their chair. Each passenger is assessed on a case by case basis (eg we cannot take motorised wheelchairs).


Do you sail on Sundays?

Yes we sail 7 days a week from mid-March to October, weather permitting.


How long is the cruise to the Cliffs of Moher?

The Cliffs cruise last about one hour, 20 minutes sailing down to the large sea stack, An Bhreannan Mor, 20 minutes circling that area, and 20 minutes back into Doolin.


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

Usually about 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?

Ocasionally, 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 are occasionally cancelled due to bad sea conditions. Should this happen, passengers are given the choice of rescheduling their trip.

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