Dublin Bay Cruises
Dublin bay cruises is a family run tour business offering boat and tour excursions around Dublin Bay, operating from Dun Laoghaire port South of Dublin, to Howth harbour situated North of Dublin city.
Cruises take place aboard the ‘St Brigit’ – a 24ft steel hull vessel with a capacity for 120 people. The vessel is certified by the Irish Department of Transport Marine Survey Office and is equipped with sea survival and fire fighting equipment. All crew are trained to the highest standards as required by the Department of Transport.
Dublin Bay Cruises is the only regular passenger ferry operating on Dublin Bay, offering a daily service with seven different unique cruise options, departing from DunLaoghaire, City Centre and Howth locations.
The Dublin Bay area is of immense maritime archaeological importance. Known for its shallow waters and obscure sand banks, the area was the scene of many shipwrecks over the past century. Did you know? A ship called the RMS Leinster was torpedoed by a German submarine in 1918, about 4 miles off the coast of Dublin.
Sights and Activities
Enjoy the company of friendly guides who will introduce you to many landmarks, islands and features along the cruise. The bay is almost 10km wide and inhabitants include grey seals, large colonies of sea birds like puffins, gulls and guillemots and fish species including mackerel, wrasse, dabs, pollack, eels and dogfish. Bottle nose dolphins also visit the bay at intervals and will often swim close by passing vessels.
Depending on the cruise you choose, you can pass close to popular Dublin landmarks like:
- Dalkey Island
- Ireland’s Eye
- Dublin Port
- North Bull Island
- Lambay Island
The waters and coastline are also rich and diverse in sea life and bird life, offering plenty of opportunity for photography, as well as those all important cruise selfies!.
“We had a fabulous day, city centre to Howth. Very family friendly day out, very helpful staff. Will definitely go again on a different route”.
The St Bridget is one of five passenger ships owned and operated by the Garrihy family, at Dublin Bay Cruises and Doolin2Aran Ferries on the West coast of Ireland. The family have a long history and experience on the water around Ireland.
The vessel is certified by the Irish Department of Transport Marine Survey Office and is equipped with sea survival and fire fighting equipment. All crew are trained to the highest standards as required by the Department of Transport
Dublin Bay Cruises – Prices & Schedule
The vessel is boarded at the East Pier in Dun Laoghaire, West Pier in Howth and Sir John Rogerson’s Quay (outside Ferryman’s Pub) in City Centre. This unique and exciting day out in Dublin costs just €22.00 one way (€28 return) for single adult cruises and a family of 2 adults & 2 children costs just €55.00 one way (€65.00 return). Check out more info on prices here
Don’t forget that GIFT VOUCHERS are also available and make a superb present. If you want to give them a day out to remember, then get in touch with Dublin Bay Cruises and organise your vouchers or private hire. Happy Sailing 🙂
Dublin Bay Cruises
Phone: +353 1 90 11 757