Dublin Bay Cruises

Dublin Bay Cruises

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Dublin Bay Cruises is the only regular passenger ferry operating on Dublin Bay and offers a daily service with seven different cruise options to choose from.

Two especially attractive routes are –

Dublin City to Howth via Dun Laoghaire
Cruise south from the City to Dun Laoghaire Harbour, taking in the Convention Centre, the East Link Bridge, Dublin Port and Docklands, Poolbeg Lighthouse, Clontarf and the Bull Island wildlife reserve, the Baily and Kish Lighthouses, Howth Head, Ireland’s Eye, Lambay Island and Howth Harbour. The cruise lasts 150 minutes.

Dun Laoghaire to Dalkey Island, returning via Killiney Bay
Set sail on a 75 minute cruise, heading south past the James Joyce Martello Tower, the Forty Foot, Bullock Harbour, Dalkey Island and Collimore Harbour, Sorrento Point, and Killiney Bay. The ship is regularly joined by a group of dolphins.

The vessel has a capacity for 120 passengers. In theory, you can simply arrive and purchase a ticket at the boat, but advance booking is recommended.

Sailing Schedule:
Cruise 1 – Dun Laoghaire – City Centre – 9:30 am
Cruise 2 – City Centre – Dun Laoghaire – 11.00 am
Cruise 3 – City Centre – Howth (via Dun Laoghaire) – 11.00 am
Cruise 4 – Dun Laoghaire – Howth – 12:30 pm
Cruise 5 – Howth round trip – 2:15 pm
Cruise 6 – Howth – Dun Laoghaire – 3:30 pm
Cruise 7 – Dun Laoghaire – Dalkey Island round trip – 6:45 pm

No sailings Jan-March 16th. First sailing of the year on March 17th.

€25.00 One way. Concessions.


Tel: 01 9011 757

In the city centre, Dublin Bay Cruises are located on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, opposite the Convention Centre and beside the Samuel Beckett Bridge (directly in front of the Ferryman Pub). The company is situated at the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire (i.e. the long pedestrian pier in Dun Laoghaire Harbour; passengers embark opposite the band stand on the East Pier). The company berths at the West Pier in Howth beside the Ice Plant and opposite the Brass Monkey and the Oar House Restaurants.