Bay Sails and Private Charters 


  • Experience the life of a sailor on board a traditional vessel.
  • Sailing a traditional tall ship through the historic Dublin Port, or into Dublin Bay or along the incredible Irish coastline, is a truly unique experience you will never forget.
  • Learn about crewing a genuine traditional sailing ship. 


Set sail and let us immerse you in the beauty of Irelands sensational sea side view, typically exploring Dublin Bay, which is now a recognised Unesco Biosphere. At various times throughout the year, we visit other harbours around Ireland, to include Cork, Waterford and Arklow.
After a short safety briefing we'll be setting sails. You will have the option to climb out on to the “Bowsprit” (the netting at the very front of the ship) and learn how the Irish High King “Brian Ború” took on the Vikings in the Battle of Clontarf bay in 1014, an as we sail by that very location.
From history to nature we're very excited to share our local knowledge with you! We tend to head in the direction of Howth or Dalkey island, depending on the tides and the winds.
No experience is necessary, just buckets of enthusiasm.
Feel the wind fill the sails and lift the ship and her crew into the experience of a lifetime!

Dun Laoghaire Marina - Harbour Rd, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland

Enjoy a 3 hour sailing experience taking in some of Dublin coasts' hidden beauties . (Itinerary will always depend on tidal conditions and weather)


From Dun Laoghaire: Meet us at the entrance to Dun Laoghaire Marina for Dublin Bay Sails.

For occasions when we sail out of Cork, Dun Garvan, or other locations we will email you alternative meeting and drop off points

Dun Laoghaire Marina (or aternative harobur when the boat is commissioned outside Dublin)

-Good footwear. Soft-soled shoes are ideal

-Dress for the weather to include an rain jacket / windbreaker

-Sailing gear

-Life jackets

-Tea and Coffee and biscuits

At the time you have selected to sail with us

Cancellations must be made in writing no less than 10 days before the activity is due to take place. Non-attendance will result in the full amount being forfeited. 

Dublin Under Sail reserves the rights to cancel activities at any time without prior notice when we believe it is necessary for safety reasons (e.g. unsafe weather conditions). In this case, customers will be given the option to reschedule or offered a full refund. We also may not sail if numbers are less than 8 passengers

Select a Date

  Available     Full     Unavailable