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2-Hour Liffey River Kayaking Adventure in Dublin

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We run our river trips from Dublin City Moorings (beside the Jeanie Johnston) through the very center of the beating heart of the capital. Our river trip is the only way to actually paddle under the famous O’Connell and Ha’penny bridges! City Kayaking is a fantastic way to see Dublin’s most famous landmark sites from a unique angle!

The trips are led by our experienced local guides and our kayaks are very stable "sit on top", ideal for beginners. The experience takes about 2 hours of which at least 90 minutes on the water.
  • Get a unique perspective on Dublin—from the water by single or tandem kayak
  • See landmarks such as Ha’penny Bridge and Jeanie Johnston from the river
  • Suitable for all abilities, from beginners to experts: It’s perfect for families
  • Dedicated instructor/guide and small group ensure a safe and fun experience
What to Expect
Greet your guide at a central Dublin location, and receive your lifejacket, paddle, and single or tandem kayak. Listen to paddling instructions and a safety briefing before you set off. Your guide identifies some of Dublin’s top landmarks as you glide along the River Liffey. Look out for Irish favorites such as Ha’penny Bridge, O’Connell Bridge, Jeanie Johnston ship, and Custom House. At the end of your kayak trip, return to your starting location. After handing off your equipment, changing out of your wet clothes, and retrieving any belongings you may have left in storage, you are free to make your way to your next Dublin destination.
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Departure Point
Central Dublin
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Kayak
  • Life jacket
  • Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Clothes and footwear will get wet; it is recommended to bring a towel, change of clothes or waterproof clothing (wet suit)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this. Lee was a great guide- calmly confident that none of us were going for a swim. You will get splash wet. Wet gear provided but bring a change of shoes. Liffey river was very free from rubbish. Well done Dublin Corpo. Kayaks steady,...More

Thank bobbieIrl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite parts of our trip to Dublin! We love kayaking and enjoyed seeing the views of the city from the river. Our guide was also super friendly and provided us with lots of history about the city as we kayaked. Would definitely...More

Thank kerrygrady
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went with my two nieces and although none of us were skilled kayakers we still really enjoyed it. Mike is an excellent guide - not a bit patronising- and as a history graduate I was impressed how he explained Irish history. He did not...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank orlaithcrm
Reviewed 16 August 2019

Loved this trip! It’s 2 hours, and you follow the Liffey through the City, pausing every now and then for some history from your guide. We had Mike and he was brilliant! Very knowledgeable, friendly and pretty funny. Great guy.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank craigyberry
Reviewed 13 August 2019 via mobile

The tour guide was so nice and made the whole trip super fun. He was super chill and took awesome photos for us. This was definitely my favorite part of Dublin. Thanks a ton!!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Charly B
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1 July 2018|
Response from gary h | Reviewed this property |
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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