Doolin Ferry Co

Which ferry company to choose?

Doolin Ferry operates a fast ferry fleet from Doolin to the Aran Islands. The ‘Aran Islands Express’ and ‘Doolin Express’ ferries are the largest, fastest, and most comfortable ships in Doolin. Celebrating over 50 years in business!

Top 5 Reasons to sail with us

  1. Awarded Cruise Company of the Year for Ireland Award 2024, Travel and Hospitality Awards
  2. Fastest ferry crossing to the Aran Islands – ensuring more time for you to explore!
  3. Outdoor seating on top and bottom deck- rain or shine you will always have a view
  4. Sailor’s Bar on board with drinks and refreshments
  5. Indoor seating areas to stay warm no matter the weather
New in 2020

Aran Islands Express

  • 245 passengers capacity
  • The largest ferry operating from Doolin Pier
  • Bar and refreshment on board
  • Toilets on board
  • 85 passenger sun deck for optimal viewing
  • Purpose built for the Atlantic Ocean with an advanced hull design
  • All new, leather, comfortable interior seating
  • Top speed of 24 knots
New in 2017

Doolin Express

  • 194 passengers capacity
  • Electronic, computer controlled, advanced stabilising system (reduces motion sickness)
  • Bar and refreshment on board
  • Toilets on board
  • 45 passenger sun deck for optimal viewing
  • Purpose built for the Atlantic Ocean with an advanced hull design
  • Leather, comfortable interior seating
  • Top Speed of 22 knots
Aran Islands Ferry Video

Doolin Express Ferry

Our Flagship

M.V. Tranquility

  • 96 passengers capacity
  • Our original flagship ferry from Doolin
  • Bar and refreshment on board
  • Toilets on board
  • Top speed of 11 knots
Aran Islands
Express Ferry Fleet
Planning an event?

With Doolin Ferry Co. event planning is a breeze. We cater for small and large groups, private hire or simply adding a few extras to your trip to mark the special occasion. Our total passenger capacity is 545 persons on any given trip. Please feel free to Contact Us anytime.

Our new high speed boats have reduced the crossing time from 1 hour to a quick 35 minutes from Doolin to Inis Mor, 30 minutes to Inis Meain and only 15 minutes to Inis Oirr. So this gives you and your guests more time to explore the Islands and include the Cliffs of Moher Cruise on your way home. That will give you the full Wild Atlantic Way Experience in one great trip.

Top Safety Certificates and Fully Insured

The Doolin Ferry fleet is fully licensed by the Irish Department of Transport and fully insured. We are the original Aran Islands Ferry company founded in 1970 by Bill O’Brien.

Burren Ecotourism Network

Our company maintains an Environmental Action Plan which includes actions and targets for improvement that are reviewed annually.  We have effective systems for monitoring and adequately managing our waste, water, wastewater, energy, travel impact and purchases.  Our staff and crew encourage our customers to also use good practices while using our services, and to use other local members of the Burren Ecotourism network.

Doolin Ferry Co.

Celebrating over 50 years in business!

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Aran Islands
Cliffs of Moher Ferry in sea
Cliffs of Moher
What Our Passengers Say ...

Very clean boats and staff were very helpful..would recommend a tour.

Anthony Moran Dublin

Excellent way to see the Cliffs of Moher. Great and informative young guy who took us out was so friendly and helpful, even offering to take photos for us...

Audrey Whittaker

This is a great boat trip to see the Cliffs of Moher. The guide was very knowledgeable but was hard to hear. Would recommend this cliffs of moher cruise.

Fionnuala Higgina