Water activity

Dublin: River Liffey Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Dublin Discovered
Water activity

Dublin: River Liffey Sightseeing Cruise

Activity provider: Dublin Discovered

From US$ 19.52 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 892 reviews

    Review summary

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    Overall, nice and relaxing. Would recommend. Why then wasn't 5 but just 4 from my side? Well, maybe it's about myself. Being Dubliner for 7.5 years, expected to see something really new. Maybe going further to Poolbeg, or down Liffey for mile, or more...

    March 30, 2023

    It is well worth doing if you are new to Dublin opens up others places to explore more to Dublin than just Guinness experience! I found it for the time learn a lot about the river and was done in a very informative friendly and humour manner highly recommend

    March 30, 2023

    My young son and I had a wonderful time on this tour. Boat was very comfortable and clean and Gerry was full Of fantastic information and great craic and my son was made to feel very special and got to sit in the captains seat. Highly recommend this tour. Will definitely attend again. Thank you

    March 30, 2023

    Product ID: 29053