Dublin Port Riverfest Kayaking

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City Kayaking special 1-Hour trips on the River Liffey

This June Bank Holiday, North Wall Quay will once again play host to the Dublin Port Riverfest. Organised by the Dublin Port Company and Dublin City Council, expect a unique celebration along the historic quays with a jam packed programme of entertainment and family fun.

City Kayaking - Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin, Ireland

We advise that you bring the following;

– Clothes and footwear for wearing on the kayak  (These will get wet!)

– A towel

– Change of clothes for afterwards

– If you have waterproof clothing or a wetsuit you can bring them to use if you wish

We have some splash proof trousers available for use on site should you wish to use them.

Oh! Don't forget to bring a camera!


Please come prepared. 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.


What do I wear? (you don't need a wetsuit)

In good weather you should try to bring:

Shorts or sports leggings

T-shirt, sports top or a light long sleeved
Some form of foot wear. Your feet will get splashed so don't wear your best suede shoes. 

In poor weather you might want to bring:

Fleece or light jacket (avoid cotton if possible)


Gloves (again avoid cotton)

The bouyancy aid and splash proof tops and bottoms we provide will protect you from the weather and keep you warm however we are kayaking so your backside is still likely to get a little wet.
That said it is extreamly unlikely that you will tip the kayak over and end up in the water as our kayaks are very stable and the water we operate in is flat.
Sun screen is advised even on overcast days as the reflection of the water increases your exposure.

We’ll kit you out with a boat and all the relevant safety gear and you’ll be on your way!

We will provide you with :

  • bouyancy aid,

  • a paddle,

  • splash proof top,

  • splash proof bottoms.

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.

City Kayaking
Custom House Quay, North Dock, Dublin, Ireland