Award Winning Ferry to Aran Islands

Doolin Ferry is named Cruise Company Of The Year 2024

Doolin Ferry boats in harbour - the company was awarded Cruise Company of the Year 2024 - Ireland at Travel & Hospitality Awards

– The Doolin based ferry to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher, was awarded Cruise Company of the Year 2024 at the prestigious Travel & Hospitality Awards.

Doolin Ferry has garnered a remarkable series of accolades in recent years, including the prestigious ‘Cruise Company of the Year 2024 – Ireland’ from the Travel & Hospitality Awards,  ‘Best Irish Boat Tour Operator’ in 2023 and ‘Best Tourism Experience in Clare’ 2023. This string of awards reflects the company’s commitment to excellence and outstanding service and why it deserves recognition as the Best Irish Boat Tour to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher.

Speaking about the latest award, Liam O’Brien, owner of Doolin Ferry said, “Receiving the ‘Cruise Company of the Year 2024’ award from the Travel & Hospitality Awards is an incredible honour for all of us at Doolin Ferry and is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire team”.  “We are committed to providing exceptional experiences for our passengers, and this award inspires us to continue striving for excellence in everything we do. Thank you to our loyal customers and the Travel & Hospitality Awards for this prestigious recognition.”

THE TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY AWARDS is an annual celebration of excellence across all sectors of travel. Recipients of Travel & Hospitality awards are scrupulously selected and judged based on specific criteria, including online reviews, ratings, and feedback.


Doolin Ferry is named Best Irish Boat Tour Operator for 2023
Doolin Ferry named Best Irish Boat Tour Operator 2023

The Doolin based ferry to the Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher wins a string of awards in 2023

The Nautical Tourism Awards, run by LUXlife Magazine, celebrate excellence in the maritime industry and rigorously evaluate contenders on the basis of merit and quality. Accordingly, awardees are analysed and assessed objectively by the LUXlife research team.

Speaking about the award, Liam O’Brien, owner of Doolin Ferry said, “Receiving the title of ‘Best Irish Boat Tour Operator‘ is not just an award; it is a recognition of our team’s hard work, dedication, and our ongoing commitment to providing the best possible experiences for our passengers.”

Being crowned ‘Best Irish Boat Tour Operator’ tops off a year of success, as Doolin Ferry already secured two other awards in 2023: and a Silver Award for ‘Transport & Logistics Family Business of the Year 2023′ at the National Family Business Awards.


Best Tourism Experience in Clare 2023

Best Tourism Experience in Clare award to Doolin Ferry graphic
Doolin Ferry wins ‘Best Tourism Experience in Clare 2023‘ accolade at the Clare Business Excellence Awards run by Ennis Chamber

On awarding the company with this prestigious award, the judges commented, “this dynamic company demonstrates impressive commitment to customer service, underpinned by ongoing investment and a strong company ethos of responsible tourism.”

As a 2nd generation, family-run business rooted in Co.Clare, winning the accolade ‘Best Tourism Experience in Clare 2023’ means a lot to Liam O’Brien and his team:
“We are immensely proud of this accomplishment, and it motivates us to continually strive for excellence in all that we do”.

 Judges’ Comments at Clare Business Excellence Awards:

  • The company provides an impressive range of different tours and services to meet the needs of their guests
  • Customer service is key to the experience and the emphasis on the comfort and safety of customers is central to the company ethos
  • The commitment to responsible tourism is very strong and the company try to minimise any negative impact on the local environment and community.
  • The staff were available for assistance when required and they were really friendly and knowledgeable, created good rapport and engaged warmly.

Award-winning Doolin Ferry with Inis Mór, Aran Islands in background

About Doolin Ferry

Doolin Ferry provides a seasonal passenger ferry service from Doolin to the enchanting Aran Islands along with scenic voyages along the Cliffs of Moher including private Seafari custom boat tours. The string of recognitions is a testament to Doolin Ferry’s unwavering commitment to excellence, outstanding service, and dedication to providing unparalleled experiences for its passengers.

Accolades such as ‘Cruise Company of the Year’ and ‘Best Irish Boat Tour Operator’ serve as both a celebration of past accomplishments and an inspiration to continue setting the standard for exceptional boat tours in Ireland.

Plan ahead and book your tickets with Doolin Ferry Co for 2024 as seats during peak periods fill fast. We look forward to seeing you on board!