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 operate from Dublin City Moorings, right through the very centre 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. Kayaking is safe and fun, and suits every level of fitness.
Everything you need to know
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Kayak Rental Info
- Please do not arrive before your booking time. We will meet you at the front gate on the quays and bring you through. This is to allow for social distancing on site, we thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
- Your rental price covers two hours on the river, and it costs 25 euro per person. We have double and triple kayaks available.
- The minimum age is 6 years old
What to wear?
Kayaking on the Liffey is great fun, it’s safe and accessible but don’t forget that you’ll actually be on the water! For this very simple reason we recommend that you’ll come to our sessions wearing clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet, (shorts or leggings are ideal in the summer, fleece and warmer trousers in the winter) something to get changed into and a towel. Due to COVID-19 we are not currently able to offer a changing facility on site and nor can we store your valuables. We will provide a buoyancy aid to keep you safe and warm!
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.
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