Dublin Guided Kayak Tour 

All our kayaks are doubles and triples. We think it's much more fun with a minimum of two people in each kayak but if you really want to fly solo we can put you in a small double kayak. All prices listed are per person. We run our guided  river trips eveinings 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!

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.

If you have a gift voucher, please email info@citykayaking.com with your preferred time and date and we will get you booked in! 

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Our Launching base is located just beside the Jeanie Jonhston Tall Ship, between the Samuel Beckett Bridge and the Sean O’ Casey pedestrian’s bridge. From here we’ll start paddling towards the heart of the city, going under some of Dublin’s most famous bridges and past well known landmarks. We end the trip back to our base where you can safely leave your belongings. 

Please come dressed and ready for kayaking! We have no toilets or customer changing facilities on site. Do not arrive in your best clothes, jeans or high heels.

Dress appropriately for the weather, with clothing and footwear you don’t mind getting damp.

  • Shorts or leggings are ideal in the summer, warmer trousers for winter paddling. 

  • Extra clothing layers are always a good idea to have available, especially for fall/winter paddling. Layers made of fleece or synthetic materials that dry quicker are ideal. You may also bring a towel for use following the tour, if desired.



A kayak, a paddle and a floatation device - if you require waterproof gear please ask the instructor at the base on the day and they will provide it.


The nearest public toilets are in the CHQ building across the road from us.

Under 16’s must be accompanied on the water at all times by an adult.

MINIMUM AGE is 12 years and above.

Please wait outside the blue gate on arrival and our instructor will bring you in at the allocated time.


Over the summer we were delighted to welcome the Morrison family to City Kayaking as part of the family friendly Clayton Hotel's Green Irish Road Trip. We were chosen to participate because of our commitment to limiting our impact on the environment. We are delighted to share our participation badge on our website. We have also been included in Clayton Hotel Leopardstown 'things to do in Dublin with kids' and 'sustainable activities in Dublin’. Check them out for some pictures and videos of the Morrisons enjoying City Kayaking and book your family tickets today.


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. However if you would like to reschedule the trip to a later day we will be able to move you with just 2 days notice.

City Kayaking 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.

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