Take a trip on the river to get a different perspective on the history of Dublin
A trip on the water
Seeing Dublin Bay from another perspective – to be precise, from the water, on board a motorboat – is another exciting prospect if time and tide permit it. The Sea Safari company runs short boat trips, which take you up and down the Liffey River and around the port area, following a historical itinerary that explains how the city evolved between the 17th and 19th centuries. The best time of day to do this is in the late afternoon, when the sunset makes the views of the city even more spectacular. If it’s the scientific aspect of the area that interests you, there is also a trip to suit you: a tour which takes you around the Bay, then out towards Kiliney Bay and Dalkey island, a sort of ornithological and marine life expedition which leaves from Poolbeg Marina. Porpoises, seals and other indigenous animals come so close that all you need to do is take out your camera to capture shots like a daring travel reporter. These boats will only set sail once a minimum of six passengers are on board.