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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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ropo927 wrote a review Nov 2019
Bixby, Oklahoma117 contributions24 helpful votes
The cruise to Dun Laoghaire from Dublin was a nice change of pace. The crew was fun and engaging. A nice assortment of breads, scones, muffins & drinks were all complimentary. Dun Laoghaire is a quiet town with some fun pubs. Train ride back to Dublin ( included is a discount
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Date of experience: September 2019
LandPc wrote a review Oct 2019
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
We made a day of it, DART to Howth, good hike over Howth Head, lunch at Findlaters and Dublin Bay Cruise back to Dun Laoghaire. The boat was there on time and we were all boarded with a minimum of fuss. To be fair it was a beautiful day so the sailing was very pleasant with
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Date of experience: August 2019
V L wrote a review Sep 2019
17 contributions14 helpful votes
Beautiful day though the crossing was rough enough. Little commentary and no information given to us even in the form of a leaflet so that you would know what you were passing or might see, no organisation at boarding, no interaction with the crew on board, seating needs to be
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Date of experience: September 2019
LandPC wrote a review Sep 2019
Ireland’s Ancient East, Ireland145 contributions99 helpful votes
We had booked a party of 14 people for the Howth to Dun Laoghaire afternoon trip. The sailing was on time and on a lovely afternoon the sights along the way made the trip very worthwhile. We booked online. There was no group discount on offer. Apparently we might have been given
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Date of experience: August 2019
James H wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom139 contributions48 helpful votes
Recently did the Dun Laoghaire to Howth journey (roughly 1 hr) and really enjoyed it. Views from the boat of the sea and coastline were beautiful, also got some nice facts from the tour guide on board. Downstairs has a bar and snacks, nice if you want to enjoy a glass of wine
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Date of experience: September 2019
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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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While away a few hours on board
Spent a couple of hours on this small ferry around the coast of Howth. There isn't any great sites to see but we we
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Well Worth the trip
Brought the grand kids on the boat trip from Dun laoghaire to Howth , Booking online was very easy and just bring
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rara r
Eye Eye Captain
At the end of the west pier at Howth, the kids were full of questions about the size, speed and facilities on the b
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Well ... Hate being megative
We had a nice trip from Dunlaoghaire to bull island and back. Where has our Irish blarney gone ? Have had many
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Great day out
We boarded the boat at Sir John Rogersons Quay at 11am. We met Pat Finn onboard. A mind of information. We set sai
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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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  • Languages Offered: English
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