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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 cruise can accommodate up to 48 passengers on any sailing, and can also accommodate strollers and wheelchairs. Grab your seat in the glass-encased saloon 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

Marsha J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Brilliant the information given was excellent given in a bright and light hearted way which made it very enjoyable experience


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great views informative


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We were very pleasantly surprised at how terrific this tour was. The tour guide Stephen was incredibly witty and knowledgeable and the views from the river were unique. We saw and learned about landmarks that we would not have otherwise known about. Genuinely worth the time and low price.

Sarah W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

WONDERFUL! The boat was perfect and the tour guides were very knowledgeable. It could have been longer and shown us more stuff. I am not sure if there is a longer cruise, I would have booked it if there was.

Dr Emmanuel O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic Tour Guides and "Boat Captain." Great customer service @ red kiosk along liffey river. Really enjoyed the 45 mins ride and history. 5 stars without question!

Fiona M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our trip was very comfortable, enjoyable, informative , professional , safe and fun. I would reccomend it, only draw back was it was raining so piccies were not so good as rain on windows.

lovestravelling United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

fantastic!!!!!! thoroughly enjoyed this activity. the guide oisin perhaps mispeltis so knowledgeable and explained things really well.the trainee guide is certainly being taught to a high standard.the entire crew was lovely.this river cruise is so relaxing.please increase the frequency of departures.i loved it so much. could easily have gone round a second but could not endure the long wait for the next departure.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Enjoyed this trip on the boat

Teri B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The Liffey River Cruise was wonderful,very interesting and informative. Irena and Richard werevery friendly and welcoming. Learned a few things and had a few laughs too

Caroline P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great part of the trip. We were only in Dublin for 3 day so had to fit alot of thing to do in the short time we had. I nice way to see the town and not have to drive or walk.

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