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2-Hour Liffey River Kayaking Adventure in Dublin provided by City Kayaking

2-Hour Liffey River Kayaking Adventure in Dublin

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Get a unique perspective of Dublin, a city founded by Viking seafarers, on a kayak tour of its waters. Follow in the wake of the very first Dubliners as you paddle the Liffey River on this family-friendly Dublin kayak tour. Your dedicated instructor/guide ensures a trip that’s as safe as it’s fun—even for absolute beginners.
  • 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 Liffey River. 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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Important Information
Departure Point
2 Custom House Quay, Dublin Docklands, Dublin, Ireland
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Kayak
  • Life jacket
  • Guide
  • Spray tops and trousers
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Fabiola L wrote a review Sep 2020
21 contributions
Great city adventure that let’s you experience city center through a whole new perspective! The kayaking experience was fun, easy and we were able to get beautiful pictures (and awesome memories!). This experience is great for families, friends, couples, even solo! You get about
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Date of experience: September 2020
Onur E wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
İt was great experience for us to do that.ı recommend everyone.Also thank you for good service by Lee 🙏🏼
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Date of experience: September 2020
Dermot B wrote a review Aug 2020
Dublin, Ireland134 contributions76 helpful votes
I have walked the bridges over the Liffey a hundred times but never gone under them, which I can now say I did with City Kayaking. This is an amazing little self tour to do for visitor and local. The lads at the quay are very friendly, got good banter and very helpful. Its well
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Sara wrote a review Aug 2020
Dublin, Ireland18 contributions2 helpful votes
Amazing and super funny experience!! It’s actually easy to use puddles and move with the kayak, thought it was harder 😅😂 The lads are really kind and friendly, they also sanitize puddles and safety jackets after every single excursion.
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Date of experience: August 2020
David F wrote a review Jul 2020
County Dublin, Ireland5 contributions1 helpful vote
Coming from Dublin i have crossed the liffey 1000000's of times yet I have never been on it except for getting the ferry to the UK. A totally under used attraction in the heart of Dublin. I was on a first date and trying to find something different to do during these difficult
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Date of experience: July 2020
About the operator

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By: City Kayaking
Great day out in Dublin
A great day out in Dublin City . Thoroughly enjoyable . Great fun , very safe ,informative and great value for mone
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One of the best things around!!!!
We booked a kayaking session with a friend as we seen from the quay- kayaks going up and down on the river and deci
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Superb..don't think about doing just do it!
As a proud dubliner, even though a non swimmer, this has been on the to do list for a few years. With the good wea
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Great Craic, Easier than expected
Went on a 2 hour Kayaking experience on the Liffey today (08/08/20). Very well run by the 2 lads there, they disinf
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Cosy music tour on River Liffey
Small company that offers personal service and good quality kayak trips on river Liffey. A representative met us at
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Great activity in the center of Dublin
This is a kayak trip up and back on the Liffey in Dublin. Sit on top kayaks are easy to paddle and the guide gives
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Unique way of seeing the city and hearing Irish music
This was a highlight of my weekend in Dublin! Tandem kayaks, 2.5 hours on the water, pass through most of the city
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Evening Kayak
A fun experience! Little nervous beforehand but Jonathan put me at ease immediately. Gave explicit directions and I
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Great Fun and a Great Way to See the City
City Kayaking was very professional. Jackets and wet pants were supplied. There are also changing rooms and loc
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We had the best time with Mike - he was so friendly and knowledgeable. He took us around a large part of Dublin and
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Nick T
Excellent tour
Just came on this tour yesterday and it was worth doing. Knowledgeable tour guide who talked about the local sight
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Anita K
Fun for us
Great way to see the city and learn some history dating back to th Viking settlement. Easy kayaking with comfortabl
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Caroline V
A different view
If you are looking for a unique way to take a tour of the city, this is definitely the way to go. Our tour guide wa
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Alison H
A fun and different way to see the city
We had a lovely paddle up the Liffey to the Guiness brewery (alas they don't do deliveries of pints to the river) a
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A great way to see Dublin!
We had a wonderful time on our City Kayaking tour! Our guide, Lee, provided great kayaking instruction at the begin
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Key Details
  • River Liffey, Ha'penny Bridge, and 2 more
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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