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Discover Dublin by Boat

  • When does it run?
    March: Daily; 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm & 3:15pm
    April: Daily; 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm & 4:15pm
    May - September: Daily; 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm & 4:15pm
    October: Daily; 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm & 4:15pm
    November: Friday, Saturday & Sunday; 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm & 3:15pm
  • Start time
    10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm & 4:15pm
  • Duration
    45 minutes
Inclusions
  • 45-minute sightseeing cruise

Key Highlights

  • Much of Dublin’s history is connected to River Liffey; discover the city from a unique perspective
  • A sightseeing experience with a difference
  • The boat is fully enclosed so the cruise runs rain or shine
  • Highly rated by users of TripAdvisor

Overview

Cruise down the famous River Liffey and get an introduction into the history of Dublin and the river itself. The river has always played a pivotal part in the development of Dublin: from a passageway used by Vikings over 1000 years ago to the rapid growth brought on by the Industrial Revolution.

Along the route you will pass beneath iconic bridges such as the Ha’penny Bridge and glide past majestic buildings like Gandon’s Custom House. Discover the history of Dublin’s canals and see the city from a unique perspective.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    March: Daily; 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm & 3:15pm
    April: Daily; 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm & 4:15pm
    May - September: Daily; 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm & 4:15pm
    October: Daily; 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm & 4:15pm
    November: Friday, Saturday & Sunday; 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm & 3:15pm

  • Duration

    45 minutes

  • Start time

    10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm & 4:15pm

  • Meeting Point

    The boat is moored at a landing stage on Bachelor's Walk, between O' Connell Bridge and the Ha'Penny Bridge.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the same starting Point

    Note : But on occasion, owing to tidal conditions on the river an alternative departure end point may be used.

Itinerary

  • The boat is moored at a landing stage on Bachelor's Walk, between O' Connell Bridge and the Ha'Penny Bridge. It is clearly visible from either one. The nearest Luas Stop (Light Rail Tram System) is a 5-minute walk away in Abbey Street. During your voyage you will get an entertaining introduction to Dublin’s highlights by a professional guide. Along the way you will see Custom House, a beautiful neoclassical construction, which is nowadays used as a government building. See where Oliver Cromwell landed in 1649 and hear how the legendary Captain William Bligh surveyed Dublin Bay in 1800. You will also hear about the more recent developments along the Liffey River, such as the Dublin Docklands, Trinity college and so on. After your enlightening cruise you will be returned back to the starting point.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 45-minute sightseeing cruise

Please note

Voucher Information : Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher. 

Please note that sailing schedule is subject to alteration without notice to allow for tidal conditions on the river. Please include children under 3 years in your booking, so that a place for them can be reserved.

The tour typically starts and finishes at the same location. Our local tour operator will inform about the change in the pickup location via email on the morning of your selected date in case of any change.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. The all-weather purpose-built boat is pushchair and wheelchair accessible and the tour is highly enjoyable for young and old.There are several tours each day, with sailing times varying slightly from day to day, depending on the tides.

Customer Reviews

  • Excellent way to see Dublin by boat
    Arlene Sarjeant, Canada 11/28/2017
  • Enjoyable cruise , staff well informed in a clean and comfortable boat.
    Sharon Mckee, United Kingdom 08/14/2017
  • Really good river cruise
    Ellis Bateman, United Kingdom 10/22/2016

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