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Dublin Bay Cruise provided by Dublin Bay Cruises

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Dublin Bay Cruise

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Explore beyond Dublin city center on this cruise across Dublin Bay. As you sail between Dublin and either the historic fishing village of Howth or the seaside town of Dun Laoghaire, the boat offers views of the Poolbeg Lighthouse, Dublin Mountains, and Joyce’s Martello Tower. The cruise is complete with a full bar on board.
  • See Dublin landmarks from a different vantage point on a Dublin Bay cruise
  • Visit the fishing village of Howth or the seaside town of Dun Laoghaire
  • Explore areas outside of Dublin at your own pace
  • Relax with a drink from the onboard bar
What to Expect
This tour sails between Dublin City (departure from Sir John Rogerson’s Quay), Dun Laoghaire’s East Pier, and Howth’s West Pier seasonally (April through October) seven days a week. Cruise from the city center in Dublin south to the seaside town of Dun Laoghaire. On the journey, see Dublin landmarks including Poolbeg Lighthouse, Dalkey Island, and the wildlife reserve at Bull Island. Alternatively, you can sail from Dun Laoghaire to Dublin’s city center, or from the historic fishing village of Howth to Dun Laoghaire. Howth is known for its seafood restaurants and walking paths along the sea cliffs. The boat has a full bar on board for enjoying a drink while cruising by Joyce’s Martello Tower and Baily Lighthouse. The cruise ticket includes a discounted train fare on the DART train that connects Howth and Dun Laoghaire to the Dublin City Center.
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Important Information
60–150 minutes
  • Discounted DART trip between Howth and Dun Laoghaire (€2)
  • The listed price does not include a parking fee.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Jessica Montgomery wrote a review Oct 4
Dublin, Ireland55 contributions2 helpful votes
The fact you could bring your dogs on this tour was what attracted us initially. We done the Dun Laoghaire - Dalkey round trip and saw sides of Dublin we had never seen before. We even got a glimpse of a dolphin. The only thing I didnt like (albeit small) was the number of
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Date of experience: September 2020
JJK wrote a review Sep 2020
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Going on this cruise during Covid19, we were initially slightly apprehensive at the sight of what seemed like a sizable group of people congregated on the upper deck of the boat. However, any concerns were quickly put aside as the crew welcomed us on board and reassured us that
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Date of experience: September 2020
Goosegobs wrote a review Sep 2020
35 contributions26 helpful votes
Well booked the trip from Dunlaoghaire to Howth 12.30 Sailing but it never happened. We parked the car and paid for the day, were waiting 20 minutes and no sign of passengers or boat. Called the number a couple of times and got the man in charge. He informed us due to bad
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Date of experience: September 2020
robhackett wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions4 helpful votes
Myself, wife and daughter (aged 10) did the cruise to Dalkey Island from Dun Laoghaire on 29th September. The cruise was interesting and nice to see the local area from the sea. Unfortunately there was no social distancing for the seating upstairs and some people took their
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Date of experience: September 2020
Paul B T wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland33 contributions19 helpful votes
Had a wonderful experience on the Dublin Bay Cruise. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We took the sailing from the city to Dun-Laoghaire onto Howth which was beautiful, seeing the city from a different view was amazing. Going under the East Toll Bridge was fun. Good
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Brilliant trip
Did the howth loop as a family of 4 and had a brilliant time.the boat was spotless and the crew extremely friendly
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Great afternoon
Lovely way to spend an afternoon. Howth to Dun Laoghaire . Boat was spotless and the staff were very pleasant. Ever
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great value
Great value. Crew lovely, Boat spotless, only problem people not social distancing even though there was plenty of
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Perfect for those not used to boats
As someone who prefers shorter boat trips the trip there and back to Dalkey island was great. The views of the coas
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Ignore the Weather - This is fun!!
Blown away (literally) on the return trip from Dun Laoghaire to Howth. Despite poor weather, this was huge fun and
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Up and Down we went
What a day went on the boat on a rough day the boat was not to bad on the water but for those who have sea sickness
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Myra P
Lovely trip across the bay
I went over and back with my grand daughter aged 11 years. We both enjoyed the views and the very interesting gui
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Not Worth the Price
My friend and I did the Howth round trip and it was just out to the island off of Howth- boring and not worth the p
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Excellent trip on this boat
I am working in a office of tourism and I have been last Monday in this incredible boat and It was a nice experienc
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Peter M
Howarth to Dun Laoghaire
Very friendly and helpful staff. Had lunch in Howth and boarded the St Bridget for Dun Laoghaire. Full guided tour
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Land lovers
Well I am so glad I did this trip from howth to dunlaoirgh, just over the hour on a summer day, kids and parents wi
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Wow, what a great day out.
Many thanks to Ailbhe and all the staff for a really great day out. We took the boat from Dun Laoghaire to Howth in
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Great day out
We took the shortest trip this company offer, namely an out and back from Howth, around Irelands Eye island . Havin
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Great way to see Dublin from the sea
Brought our three kids on this trip from DL to Howth. Amazing staff and great way to see the city from the sea. Enj
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Different view of the Dublin coastline
We crossed over from Dun Laoghaire to Howth. It was a Thursday, also a beautiful sunny calm day. It's a pleasant tr
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Key Details
  • Dublin Bay Cruises
  • Duration: 60–150 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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