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Cape Clear Ferry Service, West Cork  - Cailín Óir
Customer Service Charter

Dear Customer,
This customer service charter sets out our commitment to you to achieve a high quality service and to ensure that such service is customer-focused, customer-friendly and efficient.  Cailín Óir Ferry Service  recognizes the importance of its customers and will endeavor to provide a high quality service for them.  

Séamus Ó Drisceoil
Cailín Óir Ferry Service

(A) Fares and Timetable

  • A timetable is published on our company’s website at  and also available to see on our boat
  • A list of fees is available on our internet website and also available to see on our boat.
  • A ticket is given to every passenger on board
  • Tickets can be ordered on our internet website

(B) Safe, Reliable and punctual Service

We will do our best
  • To give first priority to your safety at all times
  • To maintain a high standard of safety
  • To adhere to the Service Timetable
  • To maintain a high standard of cleanliness
  • To ensure extra services are available on demand
  • To inform the island representatives of any change to the timetable promptly
  • To ensure enough qualified crew in Rescue and First Aid are available to attend to the safety and needs of passengers
  • To do everything we can to ensure that the disabled have a comfortable and safe trip.  The facilities that we have on board are:
Safe comfortable seating
A level surface throughout the vessel inside and out
Hand rails on both sides of the entrance steps
Emergency notices and other information available in large print

(C) Your Help and Cooperation

To provide the best possible service for you, we would appreciate your help and cooperation with the following:

  • Be at the departing point half an hour before sailing time
  • Obey the instructions of the captain/crew
  • For safety reasons, walk, don’t run
  • Children should be kept under adult supervision at all times
  • Don’t leave rubbish behind you
  • Use the handrails when boarding and alighting the vessel
  • Smoking is prohibited on board the vessel

(D) Making a complaint or recommendation

  • We will make every effort to solve any difficulty that arises.  However, if you have a complaint, please phone 028-39159, or make contact with us in writing, by email or at the above mentioned address.  It is the aim of  Cailín Óir Ferry Service to deal with every complaint sensibly and reasonably within four weeks and to improve our practices as a result of any recommendation given by a customer that will effectively improve our service. 
  • We welcome your opinions at all times on improving our service.

(E) Consultation with our customers

We will arrange meetings with the island representatives twice yearly to discuss issues relating to our service with them.

(F) Language

We will provide a certain level of bilingual (Irish and English) service to our customers.

(G) Luggage

Our crew will make every effort to help our passengers with their personal luggage.

This charter does not affect the legal rights or obligations of customers.

Signed: Séamus Ó Drisceoil        Date 28 May 2010

email:   telephone: 028 41923