Rossaveel, Galway: Ferry Transfer to Inis Mór (Aran Islands)

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27 reviews

Activity provider: Aran Island Ferries

Rossaveel, Galway: Ferry Transfer to Inis Mór (Aran Islands)

Activity provider: Aran Island Ferries

From US$ 32.43 per person

Reserve your ticket for the return ferry trip between Rossaveel Harbor in Connemara and Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands.

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Duration 6.5 hours
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  • Reserve your ticket for the ferry between Rossaveel Harbor and Inis Mór
  • Hire a bike and explore the islands with breath-taking views in all directions
  • Take in the breath-taking views of Dún Aonghasa, perched on a 100 foot cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
  • Mingle with the locals and enjoy traditional food, music, and culture during your day on the island
  • Hop on a mini-bus tour with a local guide and learn about the history of the island
Full description
Prepare for a warm Irish welcome as you board the luxury vessel, which includes a full bar and refreshment service. The ferry departs daily at 10:30 AM from the sheltered fishing harbor of Rossaveel in Connemara, Galway. Sail for about 40 minutes to Inis Mór (Inishmore), located just off the coast of County Galway in the heart of Galway Bay. The largest of the Aran Islands, Inis Mór offers visitors a glimpse into a way of life that has long since disappeared from most of the world. Upon arrival at the island choose from a variety of activities. Rent a bike or hop on a bus tour with a local guide. Explore ecclesiastical ruins and prehistoric stone forts such as the world-renowned Dún Aonghasa. Enjoy live music, taste seasonal local foods, or visit the Aran Island Sweater Market. Hop back on the ferry at 5:00 PM at Kilronan Pier on Inis Mór for your journey back to Rossaveel Harbor in Connemara.
  • Return ferry to Inis Mór from Rossaveel Harbor in Connemara, Galway
  • Parking fees at Rossaveel Harbour
  • Additional activities on the island (bike hire, food, souvenirs)

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Meeting point

You must exchange your voucher for a ferry ticket at the office ticket in Rossaveel or one of Galway city offices of "Aran Island Ferries" located at: 37-39 Forster St. or at 1 Victoria Place (Merchant's Road).

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Know before you go

  • Departure is from Rossaveel Harbor - a port 23 miles west of Galway City
  • Passengers are advised to allow one hour driving time from Galway City to the harbor. It is recommended to arrive 30 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Sailing time to Inis Mór is approximately 40 minutes
  • The ferry will depart Inis Mór at 5:00 PM from Kilronan Pier
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4.7 /5

based on 27 reviews

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Easy to book, took the ferry from Rossaveel. Can be expensive for the ferry as only a short journey . Then with bike hire on top too . Definitely hire bikes though once on the island to cycle it, it’s truly beautiful. The electric bikes are great unless your super fit . Locals are friendly, aswell as the cows , horses & donkeys your see around the island. Oh & the seals. It’s a must do trip when in Ireland.

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October 5, 2022

We rented electric bikes. I am so glad that we got them instead of regular bikes. There are hills to climb and if you have a hard time riding bikes, it would not be enjoyable. The history is phenomenal. You could easily spend a couple of days here. I would definitely do it again.

June 8, 2022

Nice ferry ride over. Rented bicycles at the pier and biked all over. We went to the Fort ruins…Dun Aonghasa and the “Wormhole”. Saw some seals in the water. Weather was wonderful as well. Highly recommend this trip.

September 19, 2022

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