Liffey in a jiffy

Explore Dublin’s picturesque river by kayak

Available Privately

Family Friendly History Active

• Kayak through the heart of the city
• A unique perspective of Dublin’s riverside sights
• Learn a style of canoeing originated by Inuits

What Nick says
Nick Boulos is one of Britain’s leading travel writers. Read more Nick Boulos is a multi award-winning travel writer and editor and the founder of MakeMyDay. He has spent more than ten years writing for the world’s leading publications including the Sunday Times, Washington Post, National Geographic and the Guardian.

"Rising in the Wicklow Mountains and running straight through the heart of Dublin, the River Liffey was once known as An Ruirthech which translates, loosely, as 'the Stampeding One' on account of its sudden and fast-flowing floods. Thankfully it's a lot gentler now and the perfect way to explore it in detail is on this relaxing kayaking adventure. Covering about 4km, you’ll blade your way from Dublin City Moorings, under the pretty O’Connell and Ha’penny bridges and through to the city centre. With local guides on hand to reveal the river's secrets, this is an easy and entertaining option open to all. There are even safety boats available for towing if you get tired. We won't tell a soul..."

- English speaking local guide
- All equipment
Other important info:

Over 8s only.

Kayaks can take 1-3 people each.
Bring comfortable clothes and footwear, a change of clothes and towel.

The start time may differ slightly from advertised due to the tides. 
No previous experience is necessary. 

This experience is weather dependant and changes/cancellations may be necessary.

Meeting point supplied upon booking.

Refunds and changes: cancellations permitted with at least 10 days notice and changes permitted with at least 48 hours notice.

This tour is also available privately at a time and date to suit you. Please contact us:

1.5-2 hours

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