Frequently Asked Questions
- How do you get on board the ship?
- Is there access for wheelchair passengers?
- Do you sail on Sundays?
- How long is the cruise to the Cliffs of Moher?
- How long does the boat typically stay on Inis Oirr for a day trip?
- Can you take a car to the island?
- Do I need to book?
- Do sailing times ever change during the season?
- Do you ever cancel trips?
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.
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.
Yes we sail every day from mid-March to October, weather permitting.
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
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).
No, it is a passenger ferry only – there are no cars on the island.
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.
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
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.