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Discover Dublin By Boat

Product ID: 29053
See Dublin from the River Liffey on a 45-minute boat cruise, and admire the city’s monuments from the water. Learn the history of Dublin, from the arrival of the Vikings to the rapid development of the city in the 18th and 19th centuries.
About this activity
Duration: 45 minutes
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get a unique perspective of Dublin from the River Liffey
  • Learn the history of Dublin and its river, from the Vikings to modern day redevelopments
  • Climb aboard an all-weather river boat and sail past monuments such as Dublin Docklands
  • See city landmarks and historic neighborhoods, such as Temple Bar, from the water
Full description
Climb aboard an all-weather 48-passenger river boat for a 45-minute cruise along the River Liffey in Dublin and see the city from the water.

Get insight into the history of Dublin City and the River Liffey in particular, from the arrival of the Vikings more than 1,000 years ago, through the swift development of Dublin during the 18th and 19th centuries, to the subsequent decline and more recent redevelopment of Dublin Docklands.

Hear about the iconic Ha'penny Bridge and Gandon's masterpiece Custom House. Follow the story of Dublin’s Royal and Grand Canals, and see where Oliver Cromwell landed in 1649. Discover how Captain William Bligh surveyed Dublin Bay in 1800, and how much of present day Dublin now sits on reclaimed land, including Trinity College and the Spire in O'Connell Street.
  • River cruise

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Meeting point

The Boardwalk , Bachelors Walk (halfway between Ha'Penny Bridge and O' Connell Bridge on the northside of the River Liffey)

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Important information
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• Please note that all bookings are subject to availability and tidal conditions on any given day. If there is a problem with your selected time and date, you will be contacted to arrange an alternative sailing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 334 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Fun boat ride!

We had a great time on this 45 minute boat ride that took us up and down the Liffey River. The guide was funny and spoke about the history of the various bridges and what life on the river and in Dublin was like back in the day. A relaxing way to spend time in a very busy city!

October 18, 2019

Good trip. Friendly staff.

Enjoyed trip. Knowledge of person talking on mic very good. Got very busy so glad we joined the queue early on. Sadly dropped at different point due to tide levels. Everything was explained to us by young lady in cabin when we arrived. Think driver of boat was happy to finish as over heard him saying he had a long day. Overall very good trip and would recommend.

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September 29, 2019


The trip on the boat went well and the 45 minutes went without us noticing !! The host (I’m sorry I can’t remember the name) was super friendly and funny and the explanation provided was helpful to understand the city’s bridge history ! I’ll advise you to book online to be sure you get a seat and a small reduction on the price.

September 2, 2019

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Dublin Discovered

Product ID: 29053