What is check in and check out time?

Check in is 3 pm. If you arrive earlier we can collect your bags and leave you free to go exploring.

Check out is 11am.  If you wish to stay longer leave your bags with us and we will bring them to the pier when you are departing.

Is Breakfast Included?

Yes, all our rates include a freshly cooked breakfast. Breakfast is served from 9 to 10am. If you are leaving before 9am we can provide a continental breakfast.

How do I get to Inishbofin?

The Dolphin Hotel is located on Inishbofin Island and accessible only by ferry. The ferry departs from Cleggan in Co. Galway, just outside Clifden.  See Contact Us page.

Frequent buses from Galway city to Cleggan from where the Inishbofin ferry departs.


For ferry queries and timetables go to inishbofinferry.ie

Do you provide a shuttle bus?

Yes. If you tell us which ferry you are arriving on, the Dolphin courtesy minibus will collect you and your bags and drop you back to the ferry on day of departure.

Can I bring my car?

No. Travel is by passenger ferry only. You can park your car in Cleggan. There are 3 carparks charging between €3 and €5 per day.

Can I bring a bike?

The ferry will bring bikes for a fee. Bikes can also be rented at King’s Bike Hire on Inishbofin pier.

Can I bring a dog?

Dogs can travel on the ferry but are not allowed inside the cabin area. When you get to Inishbofin please keep your dog on a lead at all time, even on the beaches and mountain areas, to avoid disturbing farm animals and ground nesting birds, such as the endangered corncrake.  The hotel accepts a limited number of dogs strictly by arrangement only.