It’s one thing looking down from the top of the Cliffs of Moher at the crashing waves beneath you, but it’s quite another experience watching the dot people on the cliffs above from a boat on the water below. It truly brings the might of the cliffs to life. You get an up-close look at the stack, An Bhreannán Mór, and the wide variety of rock formations at the base of the cliffs. You also get a much closer look at the puffins and the many other bird species that inhabit the cliff face – 30,000 birds in all!
Boat trips are also available to the Aran Islands nearby – the route from Doolin is the shortest trip to all three. It’s well worth a visit to any or all of the islands to see how the way of life there differs from that of the mainland. Bicycles are available to hire and offer the best mode of transport to experience the islands. Expect beautiful beaches, the odd seal, warm hospitality and a sense of the ancient – the Stone Age fort of Dún Aengus on Inis Mór is of a mythical age long gone, but its magic remains, almost tangibly.
Dunroman House has details of all boat trips and sailings.