The river Liffey (River of Life) flows calmly through the heart of Dublin City and was the true motivation for the historical foundation of the city. It’s been used throughout the centuries for the transportation of goods. There is no better way to see and understand the Irish capital than paddling its gentle waters.
We run our river trips from Dublin City Moorings 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!
Accessible to all
No experience is needed to use our open top (sit on top) kayaks. They are very stable and simple to use with 1/3 people on board each boat, and if you get a little tired our safety boats are available to give a tow. Our trip are safe and fun, moving at a pace that suits every level of fitness.
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Everything you need to know
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- Please arrive 5/10 min before your scheduled tour time to ensure tours stay on schedule.
- Plan on being on the water for approx: 1.5 hrs
- A normal tour travels approx 4 kilometers along the Liffey River stopping frequently to rest and chat.
The minimum age is 8.
What to wear?
You will not want to forget the fun you had kayaking with us and we understand that the best way to remember it is by taking pictures. You are welcome to bring your own camera on the water, however we’ll never stress enough how careful you need to be about it as we’ve seen many fall overboard. For this reason our guides always offer to get your picture taken and we’ll be sharing them on our facebook page so you can check them out and share them with your friends and family!
Our launching base is just beside the Jeanie Johnston's Tall Ship, between the Samuel Beckett bridge and the Sean O'Casey Bridge.
Dublin City Moorings
Custom House Quay,
IFSC, Dublin 1.
Phone: +353 85 866 7787