Welcome to our post this week for water loving people out there who are paying a visit to Dublin. We’ve tried to focus our attention on the types of things you love to do when you’re in your favourite city, the type of things that might include water. So if you’re looking for things to do in Dublin, and you’re a fan of anything that involves the wet stuff, read on.

Viking Splash

If you want to see Dublin in the most unique way possible you couldn’t find a better way than with Viking Splash Tours. You’ll be able to see the sites and some fantastic scenes from around the city, while you travel in style on a World War II vehicle that’s fully equipped to travel on water. You’ll also get some rather informed Viking guides who can help guide you with their scintillating commentary that delivers an informative afternoon’s worth of interesting facts, and fills you in on the majesty of Dublin’s history. Tours start from St Stephen’s Green North.

Dublin Discovered Boat Tours

A fascinating 45-minute tour of Dublin which takes you round the city in style. There’s a guide who knows everything there is to know about Dublin, and what he doesn’t know isn’t worth knowing. This is a boat tour that’s been going for 10 years now and it has a great reputation for keeping tourists entertained.

You won’t have to worry about being caught in traffic and the seats are comfy with large windows from which to enjoy the view. You’ll get to see many wonderful sights on this bus tour, including Famine Memorial, Jeanie Johnston, Custom House and Ha’peny Bridge. Tours start from Bachelors Walk.

Dublin Bay Cruises

An unforgettable cruise on a trip you won’t forget in a hurry. This is through Dublin Bay with great views of the mountains, Lambay Island, Dalkey Island and many others.

There’s also trips from between Dun Laoghaire and Howth and you’ll definitely remember what you see on this fabulous cruise around Dublin’s most beautiful sites.


What better way than to spend your holiday in Dublin than on water via a wakeboard? The wakeboard pulls the rider along on the water and here in Dublin the two towers at Grand Canal Dock means that a rider can be pulled along between the two. There’s help available should you fall off and its perfect for either beginners learning to wakeboard for the first time, or more experienced boarders. It doesn’t matter whether you’re doing it for the first time, or whether you’re more experience and you want to try a few new things, it’s definitely worth a try.

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

This is an Hawaiian sport and is great for helping with strength and balance. It’s a really great way to keep fit and is good for beginners and more experienced surfers. You’ll get to see some great views while having a workout at the same time. There’s group lessons as well as individual ones with great instructors who really know what they’re doing, so you’re in safe hands.

Skerrie's Sea Tours

A sea tour that runs daily, there are trips to the Rockabill Lighthouse and Lambay Island. They’re run by RNLI locally with crewman Eoin Grimes in charge, so you’re in safe hands. There’s room for 7 passengers as well as the crew member, so you’re guaranteed a fantastic time with some spectacular views.

Canal Boat Restaurant

Why not travel along the river while dining with friends and family on the canal boat restaurant. There’s some great food and with the right company, you’ve got the right ingredients for a fantastic evening. It’s had some great reviews, and you can book in advance for special events. You’ll find the Canal Boat Restaurant on Mespil Road.

City Kayaking

Kayaking in Dublin for all the family with river trips that start out at the Dublin City Moorings which you’ll find on the River Liffey. You can kayak through the heart of the city, under bridges and past famous landmarks as you go. There’s trips once a month to fit in with the tide, you can book as individuals as well as groups, so if you do want to get ahead and book your place in advance, then get in touch with City Kayaking online.

We hope you find our things to do in Dublin if you enjoy being on the water of interest, we certainly enjoyed writing it. There’s plenty to do here and plenty to see, so enjoy!