Water activity

Dublin by Kayak 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

4.6 / 5

34 reviews

Activity provider: City Kayaking Dublin

Dublin by Kayak 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: City Kayaking Dublin

From US$ 49.63 per person

Take a trip along the river by kayak, paddling through the heart of the capital. With an experienced guide, enjoy this fantastic way to see Dublin’s most famous landmarks from a unique angle. The kayaks are very stable, making them ideal for beginners.

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Duration 2 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Jump in a kayak and paddle along Dublin’s river Liffey
  • Enjoy the company of experienced local instructors
  • Experience the Irish capital from a new perspective
Full description
Travel through Dublin city center by kayak, paddling past some of the city’s most iconic landmarks. Discover both the old and new quarters, and explore Dublin in memorable way. Spend approximately 1.5 hours on the beautiful river Liffey, and keep a look out for local wildlife too. No previous experience is necessary, and the tour is accessible to all—old and young, sporty and not so sporty. You’ll travel in a stable double-seater kayak, and there will be a small support boat in case anyone gets tired and needs a short tow to take a break. After the tour return to the start point location, a short walk from the city center.
  • 1.5-hour tour
  • Guide/instructor
  • Kayak and paddle
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Splash proof tops and bottoms
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meet at the local partner’s location, Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin. The location is shared with the Jeanie Johnston tall ship.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • The guide will give safety instructions and paddling guidelines before boarding, experience is not necessary
  • The tour involves moderate physical activity
  • The guide will lead the experience from a safety boat and will be ready to tow you along if you need help
  • Being able to swim is not a requirement but the buoyancy aid provided must be worn at all times
  • There are changing rooms on site where you can safely leave your belongings while you are on the water
  • If you have any special requirements the local partner will do everything they can to accommodate you
  • The total tour duration is around 2 hours with approximately 1.5 hours spent on the river
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 34 reviews

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Neat experience and different way to see the city while being active! Plan to get a bit wet - especially on your legs (just from the splashing of the paddles and other kayakers) so would avoid wearing runners or other shoes that shouldn't get too wet. Otherwise a nice way to spend an evening in Dublin.

September 10, 2022

A fantastic experience as well as a totally different and fun way to get to know Dublin. Lee was a magnificent guide and he fantastically taught us the history of Dublin and the handling of the Kayak, he was also attentive at all times to us in case we needed help or rest. A 100% recommended experience.

January 26, 2020

City from a different view

September 14, 2022

Product ID: 227167