Dublin by Kayak

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-Experience Dublin from a all new angle. 

-Enjoy the company of our experienced local instructors. 

-Go under the bridges you've only seen from above!


We run our river trips from Dublin City Moorings through the very center of the beating heart of the capital. Our river trip is the only way to actually paddle under the famous O’Connell and Ha’penny bridges! City Kayaking is a fantastic way to see Dublin’s most famous landmark sites from a unique angle!

The trips are led by our experienced local guides and our kayaks are very stable "sit on top", ideal for beginners.  The experience takes about 2 hours of which at least 90 minutes on the water.


1 N Wall Quay - 1 N Wall Quay, Dublin, Ireland

Our Launching base is located just beside the Jeanie Jonhston Tall Ship, between the Samuel Beckett Bridge and the Sean O’ Casey pedestrian’s bridge. From here we’ll start paddling towards the heart of the city, going under some of Dublin’s most famous bridges and past well known landmarks. We end the trip back to our base where you can safely leave your belongings. 

Our launching base
is just beside the Jeanie Johnston's
Tall Ship, between the Samuel Beckett
bridge and the Sean O'Casey Bridge.

City Kayaking
Dublin City Moorings
Custom House Quay,

IFSC, Dublin 1.

Back to the starting location

Please come ready for kayaking! Do not arrive in your best clothes, jeans or high heels.

We have customer changing facilities on site but try to come wearing what you will kayak in as this cuts down the preperation time and gives everyone more time on the water.

– Clothes and footwear for wearing on the kayak  (These will get wet! shorts or leggings are ideal in the summer warmer trousers for winter paddling)

– A towel

– Change of clothes for afterwards

- Dress for the weather. (winter paddling gets quite cold so wear loads of layers, fleece are ideal, hats and gloves and shoes that can get wet)



  • bouyancy aid

  • splash proof top

  • a paddle

  • a kayak 

Not suitable for pregnant women

Unfortunately, for safety reasons, pregnant women are not permitted to participate in City Kayaking activities.

Also please note!

Under 16’s must be accompanied on the water at all times by an adult.


Any cancellations must be made in writing no less than 5 days before the activity is due to take place. Non attendance will result in the full amount being forfeited. For groups of 10 people or more we require 10 days notice in writing.

City Kayaking reserve the right to cancel activities at any time without prior notice when we believe it is necessary for safety reasons (e.g. unsafe weather conditions). In this case, customers will be given the option to reschedule or offered a full refund.

1 N Wall Quay
1 N Wall Quay, Dublin, Ireland