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Itinerary

Greet your guide at the kayaking base in the heart of Dublin, and receive your lifejacket, paddle, and single or tandem kayak. Listen to paddling instructions and a safety briefing before you set off.

Your guide will identify some of Dublin’s best-known landmarks as you glide along the River Liffey. Look out for Irish favorites like Ha’penny Bridge, O’Connell Bridge, the Jeanie Johnston ship, and Custom House.

At the end of your kayak trip, return to base. After returning your equipment, change out of your wet clothes, retrieve any belongings you may have left in storage, and make your way to your next destination.

Locations visited
Ha'penny Bridge
Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship and Famine Museum
River Liffey
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Overview

Traveling by water delivers a unique perspective on any city—and that’s especially true of Dublin, a city founded by Viking seafarers. Follow in the wake of the very first Dubliners as you paddle the River Liffey on this family-friendly Dublin kayak tour. Your dedicated instructor/guide ensures a trip that’s as safe as it’s fun—even for absolute beginners.

Highlights
  • Discover Dublin from the water by single or tandem kayak
  • See landmarks like Ha’penny Bridge and the Jeanie Johnston from the river
  • Suitable for all abilities, from beginners to experts: perfect for families!
  • Dedicated instructor/guide and small group ensure a safe and fun experience
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Loved it.

Lee took us for the kayaking tour on Friday 10th August. He was friendly, knowledgable and approachable. We kayaked from the base (beside Jeanie Johnston Ship) down past the Four Courts area passing local landmarks and going under the various historical bridges that links both...More

Thank Kathryn W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE

Our wee man was incredibly knowledgeable about the city’s political and architectural history (ancient and modern). Highly recommend this tour if you want to see the city from a different perspective...leave the boring old bus and bike tours behind!

1  Thank Richila C
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Brilliant activity

We had an absolute blast and really enjoyed our time kayaking on the Liffey. Lee was a great guide and, even though we've lived in Dublin for years, we learned a lot! I'd recommend this activity to anyone, whether you're a tourist or a local....More

Thank Chelsea W
Reviewed 20 May 2018
Water tour of Dublin

This was a very different way to see the City & the weather was kind. Great fun! Just make sure you wear the waterproofs they give you and a change of clothes as you will get wet. And go to the loo at the hotel...More

1  Thank gary h
Reviewed 10 May 2018
A fun way to get a different view of the city!

This excursion was great, Lee the guide was knowledgeable and readily on hand with the support boat when he saw we were flagging a bit. Not going to lie, kayaking up river when the wind is blowing, is a serious test of arm strength but...More

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They set the trips according to the tides, so it may not be possible. The times are usually on the website.
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Non-swimmers are perfectly safe on this adventure. The venue supplies everyone with a personal floatation devise [life jacket], the kayaks are wide for initial and secondary stability, and the leader will be in a motorized... More
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