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Sail to Arranmore Island on the Red One!! 

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Arranmore or Árainn Mhór is an island off the west coast of County Donegal on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way accessed by the Arranmore Ferry. Árainn Mhór means ‘large ridge’. The island lies 5 km off the coast near the port of Burtonport, County Donegal and can be reached by the Arranmore Ferry which operates from Burtonport daily.  At seven square miles (eighteen square km) in size, the island is the second biggest inhabited island in Ireland and the biggest of the Donegal islands.

A wonderfully peaceful place with a way marked trail leading from sandy beaches to the island’s rocky summit, providing spectacular views of the glittering sea, the cliffs, rock arches and the majestic mainland mountains; from Glen Head to Tory Island.

The crystal clear waters surrounding Arranmore provide great dive sites and sea angling, while the island’s freshwater lakes are home to brown and rainbow trout. Boats for sea angling can be hired and there are abundant cod, ling, conger eel, pollock, wrasse, skate, turbot and plaice. Birdwatchers will enjoy seeing fulmars and shags and climbers can tackle the steep cliffs.

Board one of our distinctive Red Car and Passenger ferries at Burtonport and cross the few miles to Arranmore Island. The comfortable crossing takes just 15 minutes which you can cross throughout the year.  The ferry can cater for all sizes of vehicles and for up to 96 foot passengers. Once on the island, you can spend the day exploring the scenic views and drives.

The Arranmore Ferry Service has been operating for over 30 years. The company has become the leading Ferry service in the North West. Báid Farantóireachta Árainn Mhór prides itself on providing a professional, high quality service with strict attention to safety.

All staff are highly qualified and the Arranmore Ferry company complies with all Irish Marine Insurance and Legal requirements. Our staff are fully trained in First Aid and Defibrillator, which is carried on board.


Hourly crossings during summer season.  It is advised to book your ticket prior to departure.


We currently accept Irish Free Travel Pass and Northern Ireland Senior SmartPass.


Purchase tickets online, or at our booking office at Burtonport Pier or on board the vessel.


Want to stay on the island? We can arrange accommodation for the duration of your stay.

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