Water activity

Dublin: River Liffey Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Dublin Discovered
Water activity

Dublin: River Liffey Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Dublin Discovered

From US$ 19.30 per person

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.

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Duration 45 minutes
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Wheelchair accessible


  • 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.
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    Meeting point

    The boarding pontoon is situated at the Sean O'Casey Footbridge, on the north side of the river, opposite the CHQ building.

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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

    4.5 /5

    based on 879 reviews

    Review summary

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    Tour guides were brilliant from the time we walked to the entrance to get our names we were welcomed with wit and good form .very chaty guys seem to love their jobs which is all the better and more enjoyable for us .very informative and abit of wit thrown in there to 100% recomend the tour . 10/10 from me really made our paddys day a good one.

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    March 18, 2023

    It was a good experience, a short but interesting walk with the history of the buildings and bridges of the river Liffey. The guide Jerry, very funny, with a very black humor that is appreciated, even made small children laugh and a school girl participated during the tour, very good guide. In addition, the boat is very comfortable and covered.

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    October 22, 2022

    Very good. It was not so informative, and in no way reminiscent of the Copenhagen canal cruise. The trip was really nice, and the tour guide is very welcoming as well as sweet and funny. I would definitely recommend the tour, especially for families with small children. As they allow the small children to push with the boat's horn. Stars from 1 to 6 Informative: 2 stars Cozy: 6 stars

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    October 17, 2022

    Product ID: 29053