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  • Location:Dublin, Ireland
  • Duration:45 minutes (approx.)

Dublin Liffey River Cruise

Experience the sights and history of Dublin from the water on this 45-minute cruise down the River Liffey. From within your all-weather vessel, enjoy colorful commentary from your professional guide, and unobstructed views of the city’s main riverside attractions like Ha’penny Bridge and Custom House in safety and comfort. Suitable for all ages!


  • Liffey River cruise through Dublin
  • 45-minute scenic cruise past Dublin’s city-center sights
  • Custom House, docklands, bridges and 18th-century buildings
  • Professional commentary from your local guide

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What You Can Expect

Dublin Liffey River Cruise

Dublin Liffey River Cruise

Choose a morning or afternoon cruise time and head to the Boardwalk in central Dublin to embark. Each tour boat holds up to 48 passengers, and can accommodate strollers and wheelchairs. Grab your seat in the glass-encased galley and enjoy panoramic views of the river as you set off. 

Drift in warmth and comfort along the banks of the famous River Liffey and discover Dublin’s ancient history. Indulge in traditional Irish storytelling from your local guide as you pass the famous Ha’penny Bridge and the magnificent Custom House, Gandon's masterpiece of Georgian architecture from the 1790s. View the striking statues of the Famine Memorial and the Jeanie Johnston ship that successfully carried 2500 emigrants to America and Canada in the 1800s, and learn about some of Dublin’s modern landmarks  such as Trinity College and the Spire on O'Connell Street.

By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of Dublin’s origin story, from Viking settlement 1000 years ago and Oliver Cromwell’s epic 17th century invasion, to the developmental boom of the industrial revolution and the urban regeneration of Dublin’s Docklands.

Your 45-minute tour disembarks at the launch point. 

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We really enjoyed the river cruise, too. Nice to see a different view of the city...

Jayne B
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Really enjoyed this trip. Very friendly crew. Would recommend this for a leisurely and informative afternoon event.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great value...the guide and driver do a fantastic job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A must do when in Dublin,a great way to spend time learning about the history and the inhabitants of this lovely city.
A big shout out to the guides who make this tour what it is,funny and informative,remind me again who won the rugby on Saturday?oh yes Wales,better luck next time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

these guys are great...they love their job and love their city. it was a lovely way to spend our very first day in Dublin!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This was the most relaxing tour that we took while in Dublin. Tour boat was very comfortable
and great views from the side and roof windows. Guide was excellent.
Short tour but well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very informative tour that was just long enough to keep you interested. The guide, Richard delivered his knowledge in a professional and amusing way and we would recommend this trip to any visitor.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

loved this...learned all sorts of hidden info about Dublin and the waterway

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We had been to Dublin many times but never ventured onto the water. It was great to see places we had never seen before and the commentary was good without being overbearing. The boat was clean and we were able to see out of the windows.

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