Tour code: 2706CANAL
Explore the waterways of the Grand Canal in Dublin on this 2-hour, sightseeing dinner cruise. Climb aboard the ‘Guinness Canal Barge MV Cadhla,’ a replica of the boat that used to transport Ireland’s stout drink around the city. Enjoy a drink from the onboard bar plus a delicious 3-course meal featuring traditional Irish favorites like beef and Guinness stew with buttered potatoes. Afterward, enjoy the view from the open upper deck and watch the skipper at work.


  • Take a sightseeing dinner cruise in Dublin
  • Grab a drink from the onboard bar
  • Enjoy a 3-course meal of traditional Irish fare
  • Check out the view from the boat’s open upper deck

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

See Dublin from a different perspective! Enjoy traditional Irish food in style on board a beautiful replica of an original Guinness canal barge.

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What You Can Expect

Dublin Dinner Cruise by Guinness Barge

Enjoy a romantic cruise down the Grand Canal in Dublin

Start your dining experience at Dublin’s Charlemont Place by stepping aboard the Guinness Canal Barge MV Cadhla – a barge modeled on a 1920s boat that was used to distribute Guinness around the capital.

Enjoy a selection of drinks from our on board bar (not included in ticket price), or simply take a seat at your table inside the boat’s lower dining saloon as we glide along one of Dublin’s historic waterways. Our welcoming crew will be at your disposal throughout the cruise so sit back and relax as they serve you a hearty Irish meal and look out of the windows to see the city locks and sights along the canal. There is an opportunity to explore the open top deck and watch the skipper skilfully operate the locks that are over 200 years old.

Sample Menu:
First course (choice of one):
  • Black pudding (traditional blood sausage) and bacon salad, dressed with house vinaigrette
  • Smoked salmon tartar garnished with Dublin Bay prawns, baby-leaf salad and lemon dressing
  • Vegetable soup with homemade brown bread
Main course (choice of one):
  • Beef and Guinness stew with buttered potatoes
  • Atlantic fish pie, made with baked salmon, whiting, hake, plaice, vegetables, mashed potato and Dublin cheddar cheese
  • Ginger- and garlic-roasted vegetables, served with artisan bread from a local bakery
Dessert (choice of one):
  • Apple tart with a choice of ice cream or whipped cream
  • Baileys cheesecake

Customer Reviews

Douglas K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

M. H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

It was the perfect present!

Christi H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Food was delicious! Friendly staff!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Excellent dinner cruise. It was so nice sitting on the top of the boat as we cruised down the canal. Excellent food.

Elsie R

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

Wish dinner could have been above so we could enjoy the scenery, otherwise it was an awesome crise. Staff made it .

Shannon N

4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

The food was great. Was expecting a little more out of the ride- we literally just went down the river a few blocks and back again.

Scott G

4 star rating: Recommended May 2016

Lovely food, and very relaxing end to the evening.

Paul C United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Nice crew. Well looked after. The food was well presented and cooked. Very relaxing trip. Congratulations to the crew. Will recomend to others.

Jose C

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

Intimate setting for couples food was good service excellent and the barge was in immaculate condition. The wife and I got our money's worth.

Ed N

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

We booked this tour about three weeks before traveling to Dublin. We took a cab from our hotel on O'Connell Street, about 2.5 miles from the departure point. The cabbie had a hard time finding the spot, so remember to tell yours that the landing is directly across from the Hilton Dublin. When we got there 30 minutes early as the guide requested, the boat had not yet arrived. There is no signage to tell you this is the place so just wait there and be patient. They showed up at about 7:55 for the 8:15 departure so no big deal. There were only three couples that night so we had the crew to ourselves. The guide said:"Before setting off, your crew will entertain you with funny anecdotes, trivia and history about the city and, of course, the famous Guinness drink", but that was not the case. Probably due to the light crew with so few guests. The crew were very friendly and the meal was wonderful. I had the Salmon Tartar, Atlantic Fish Pie, and Apple Tart. The fish pie was average, a bit bland, but the tartar and tart were excellent!

The guide encourages you to: "Enjoy a pre-dinner drink from the onboard bar...". I felt this implied it was part of the meal cost but this turned out not to be true. Alcoholic drinks are a separate charge and you must settle up before leaving the boat.

The cruise itself was perfect. We saw the city a whole new way and enjoyed watching the pilot get us through the locks along the canal. We finished at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, a beautiful building to see at night. A recommend this experience highly!

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