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  • Dublin Bay Cruises

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The 75 minute cruise takes in a variety of landmarks along the way, including the James Joyce Tower, a Martello tower where James Joyce once spent six nights, and the idyllic Dalkey island, which is home to, among other things, colonies of adorable grey seals. Other landmarks include the gloriously untouched Ireland’s Eye and Howth Head. A chilled, relaxing way to experience Dublin from an entirely new vantage point.
Your 75 min trip with us brings you not only around the beautiful vista of Dublin Bay, but it also helps you to travel through time and to understand how and why the modern city of Dublin developed to become the capital city of Ireland.

Dublin Bay Cruises is managed and operated by the Garrihy family who have many decades experience on the sea particularly on the west coast of Ireland where they operate 4 ships at Cliffs Of Moher Cruises and Doolin2Aran Ferries. The 75 minute Dublin Bay Cruise which links with Dublin's commuter train at both harbours takes you across the beautiful Dublin Bay including Dun Laogaire Harbour,James Joyce tower,Dalkey Island,Dublin Docks,Clontarf,Bull Island,Baily lighthouse,Irelands Eye Island and Howth Harbour where you can take the train back through the city centre to Dun Laoghaire or Visa Versa. On board you can enjoy a commentry on each attraction while you enjoy a beverage of your choice or just sit and gaze and enjoy the beautiful views on the bay on the shadow of the Dublin Mountains.

As both harbours are positioned just to the North (Howth) and South (Dun Laoghaire) of the city centre they are ideally located whether you cycle ,walk or take public transport which stops at both harbours and is only a 20 minutes journey from the City centre.If you choose to cycle on the new cycle track around the edge of the bay from Sutton to Sandycove you can take your bike on board to cross the bay.


City Centre, Dun Laoghaire and Howth




  • 1 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015

    Dublin Bay Cruises, the Docklands Business of the Year 2014, have put together the best value combination deals with some of Dublin’s most popular award-winning restaurants. Take in the natural beauty of Dublin’s coastline with its world renowned nature reserves and picturesque towns and villages. Depart from the City, Dun Laoghaire or Howth and cruise on the Liffey, passing such iconic landmarks as Poolbeg Lighthouse, Dublin Bay, Dalkey Island, Baily Lighthouse, Howth Head, Ireland’s Eye and Howth Harbour. Cruise tickets range from €22 for an adult one-way to €28 return (the combination ticket with Dublin Bus costs €30 per adult). Your ticket entitles you to 15% off your food and drinks bill in some of Dublin’s finest award-winning restaurants; plus travel on the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) train the same day for just €2!

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