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  • Location:Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Duration:60 minutes (approx.)

Belfast Sightseeing Cruise: Titanic Quarter and River Lagan

Experience Belfast’s vibrant maritime heritage on a 1-hour sightseeing cruise along the River Lagan! Aboard the barge, enjoy a narrated history as you pass Harland and Wolff’s drawing offices and the Titanic Quarter, and witness gems of Belfast’s naval and shipbuilding traditions such as the restored HMS Caroline battleship. Summer visitors may have a chance look at the largest seal colony in Northern Ireland! 


  • 1-hour Belfast sightseeing cruise along the River Lagan
  • Take in the sights of Belfast’s Titanic Quarter including the Titanic slipways
  • See the HMS Caroline at Alexandra Docks, and learn of her of her role as a world war battleship
  • Listen to entertaining onboard commentary about the Titanic legacy as you pass Harland and Wolff’s drawing offices
  • Cruise along Musgrave Channel and see Northern Ireland’s largest seal colony (summer only)

What You Can Expect

Belfast Sightseeing Cruise: Titanic Quarter and River Lagan

Belfast Sightseeing Cruise: Titanic Quarter and River Lagan

See the best of Belfast’s maritime landmarks by boat! In the afternoon, head to Donegall Quay and board your sightseeing barge for the 1-hour trip down Belfast’s historic arterial waterway, the River Lagan. 

Along the cruise, catch impressive views of Belfast’s key nautical landmarks and enjoy fascinating facts and histories – such as the Titanic story – shared by your lively guide. See the Harland and Wolff drawing offices, where the Titanic was designed. Then pass the Northern Ireland Science Park, the magnificent Titanic Quarter, a tributary museum built on the site of the ship launch, and Titanic Film Studios, where scenes from the popular Game of Thrones TV series have been filmed. 

Cruise by the Titanic slipways en route to Alexandra Docks for a dose of Belfast’s naval history. View the HMS Caroline, a beautifully restored navy battleship that is celebrated as the last surviving ship from the Battle of Jutland in 1917, before you head to Stormont Wharf in Belfast Harbour.  Marvel at the enormous ships – from massive new cruise liners to industrial cargo ships – that dock in this deep water berth. Along the way to Stormont, your boat passes through the Musgrave Channel, where summer visitors may see Northern Ireland’s largest seal breeding colony.

Your tour loops back to the launch point on Donegal Quay, where you will disembark. 

Customer Reviews

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

An interesting cruise well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Absolutely fantastic!! The whole experience was great and very informative. The titanic quarter and river Lagan was brill. All our party enjoyed the boat ride and the histories behind it, the tour operator was great and I would recommend it to everyone who is visiting Belfast.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

the guide was brilliant very friendly and informative

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

No frills but enjoyable trip. Small boat but as only 5 of ya on board we were able to swap around from top deck or under cover . It was a cold day but we got to take pics and see where Titanjc was launched from . Good commentary and good value for money .

4 star rating: Recommended March 2014

Nice tour. I would recommend it. The tour guide was cool and told us a lot about history, especially about Titanic, of course. Only the 'shop' where we had to exchange our voucher for tickets wasn't that easy to find.

4 star rating: Recommended September 2013

Wonderful relaxing boat ride with interesting and informative commentary.
Saw seals! Thought that was amazing. The driver was super careful in their area, cutting the engines so not to scare them on the shore, I thought that was really well done.
There wasn't anywhere on board to buy a drink, and the seats were a little basic, but it was truly a great experience and I'd easily recommend people take an hour out of their day to see it.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2015

je suis arrivee le vendredi le bateau était annule la promenade a été reportee le lundi heureusement que je suis restee 4 jours . la promenade est quelconque dans le port le plus interessant est de voir la colonie de phoques

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2015

Do not bother with this, shocking dilapidated old 'tug', was embarrassed that they call this a 'sightseeing CRUISE'. DREADFUL

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