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Enjoy a Fun-Filled Day on a Mississippi River Boat Cruise
If you’re looking for an exciting and unique way to spend the day, look no further than a Mississippi River boat cruise. From sightseeing to wildlife watching, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Here’s what you can expect when you embark on a Mississippi River boat cruise.
Explore the Natural Beauty of the Mississippi River
The Mississippi River is one of the most iconic rivers in the United States and is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the country. A Mississippi River boat cruise is the perfect way to take in all of its beauty. You’ll have the chance to explore miles of winding riverbanks and admire breathtaking views of lush forests, rolling hills, and picturesque bluffs. Along your journey, you may even spot some of the local wildlife such as bald eagles, ospreys, and beavers.
Experience Unique Attractions Along the Way
As you make your way down the river, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore unique attractions along the way. From historic sites like Fort Snelling and Fort Madison to charming river towns like Dubuque and La Crosse, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. You can also take part in fun activities such as fishing or kayaking.
Relax and Unwind on Your Journey
A Mississippi River boat cruise is also an excellent opportunity to relax and unwind from your everyday life. You can sit back and enjoy a peaceful ride downriver while taking in all of its natural beauty. Onboard amenities such as comfortable seating areas, delicious meals prepared by onboard chefs, and live entertainment will make your journey even more enjoyable.
No matter what kind of adventure you’re looking for, a Mississippi River boat cruise is sure to provide it. With its stunning scenery, unique attractions, and onboard amenities, it’s an experience that you won’t soon forget.
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Dublin's tour service on the River Liffey. The bright red, glass-roofed tour boat, ‘Spirit of Docklands' operates between the city centre and the Docklands, exploring the historical sites and landmarks along the River Liffey.
A tour guide delivers entertaining snippets on Dublin life specific to the Liffey and Docklands throughout the journey, offering passengers an intriguing insight into Dublin folklore and history. The script has been developed by leading Dublin historian Pat Liddy. The tour departs from a landing station at Bachelor's Walk, passing under O'Connell Bridge downstream past the Custom House in Docklands. It reaches the East Link Toll Bridge and the Grand Canal Basin before passing the IFSC and returning to Bachelor's Walk.
‘Spirit of Docklands' arrived in Dublin in June 2005. Built in Sweden by boat builders Westers Mekaniska, it can accommodate 50 passengers, is 23 metres long and capable of travelling at 9.5 knots. It is wheelchair accessible and suitable for young and old alike.
The service is the latest of a number of initiatives under the Docklands Authority's River Regeneration Strategy to bring back life to the River Liffey to give Dubliners and visitors alike an alternative view of the city.
The Liffey River Cruises operates daily, with a journey time of approximately 45 minutes.
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Enjoy River Liffey with live commentary from this Sightseeing Cruise
See the city from the water with this all-weather river boat. This guided boat ride is 45 minutes long and goes along the River Liffey.
From the arrival of Vikings to recent Dublin modern day’s development, you will learn about the history of Dublin city and River Liffey as you sail past the major buildings in the city.
Discover Ha’penny Bridge and Custom House on this journey, learn how Captain William Bligh in 1800 surveyed Dublin Bay, hear the story of Dublin’s Royal and Grand Canals and many more on this cruise. We will also share with you information about reclaimed land in present day Dublin.
Depart every day at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm, 3.15pm, 4.15pm, from Bachelors Walk, which is right beside O’Connell Bridge
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Dublin Discovered Boat Tours
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Dublin Discovered Boat Tours depart from the heart of Dublin's Docklands where you will be regaled with tales of ancient and modern Dublin as you cruise along the River Liffey. The onboard guide will share the history of the river and the city with you and you will gain a unique perspective of the city and its iconic buildings in comfort.
Cruises depart from the Sean O' Casey Footbridge on Custom House Quay.
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Our big red boat in the heart of the dublin docklands.
Sit back, enjoy the view, and let our wonderful guides entertain and enlighten you about Dublin past and present.
We run our 45 minute guided tours 7 days a week, showing you the best of Dublin city sights
Come on down to the Docklands to cruise in style on the Spirit Of Docklands
We depart from the Sean O’ Casey Footbridge
Adult (18-64) €18.00, senior (65) €16.00, student (18-26) €16.00, teenager (13-17) €13.00, child (4-12) €11.00, family (2+2) €52.50.
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Our Vessel, the Spirit of Docklands is subject to frequent maintenance and is licensed for operation by the Marine Survey Office and the Department of Transport and complies with all statutory requirements in respect of passenger safety onboard.
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Great way to spend an hour in Dublin
Very pleasant way to spend an hour in Dublin’s Docklands area.Entrance includes a guided tour provided by a local resident.
Just had the experience on the boat..amazing.Very well done great information and great fun.Jerry or Gerry..was the guy.He was helpful and so much fun. He’s very genuine and you can see he actually enjoys what he does.Gerry thank you for letting my daughter steer the boat..realy appreciate it..
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A brilliant tour and experience! Garoíd out tour guide was so full of knowledge and very good at what he does! He was very interactive with his audience! This is a tour well worth a visit!
Well worth the money!
Perfect little cruise on the river Liffey. I learned so much more about the history of this part of Dublin, thanks to John and Gerry for the experience.
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The Old Liffey Ferry Boat Tour
The Old Liffey Ferry Experience
Enjoy dublin on the oldest ferry in ireland, age tradition and passion.
Along the way to the Old Pidgeon House Hotel and on to the Great South Wall out past Irelands’ largest Barber Poles (the Ringsend Chimneys!) Hear fascinating tales of tall ships, historical families, pirates, and treasure filled ships. Venture past the maritime village of Ringsend and learn of its connections with Brixhams maritime community while spotting birds and wildlife along the way. Marvel at the gannets, seals and arctic terns – one of Europe’s largest colonies of artic terns
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Old Liffey Ferry See The Story From A Different Perspective
Step aboard the historic Old Liffey Ferry No.11, once known as the Dockers Ferry for its many years of service bringing hard working people to and from work across the River Liffey. Travel through the heart of the Dublin Docklands to experience the ambiance of this modern-day Dublin port and absorb the rich maritime history.
See Dublin's beauty from a different perspective
The River Liffey
From the mountains to the sea, the River Liffey is at the very centre of Dublin City, Port and County. The earliest settlers in Dublin gravitated to the river to provide for them, to protect them and to entertain them and the same can be said of people in Dublin and the River Liffey today. Historically the river was called ‘An Rhuirteach’ in the Irish language, meaning ‘swift runner’. Her name today is believed to have derived from a flood plain in Kildare where the Liffey winds through on her rushing journey to the sea in Dublin Port. The ‘Magh Life’ giving rise to the name ‘Abhainn na Life’ – the River Liffey.
The old Liffey Ferry service dates back to the 17th century and was granted a royal charter by King Charles II. This charter provided for the introduction of the ferry service because at that time there were insufficient bridges spanning the River Liffey. The Ferry boats were row boats until the 1960s when the fleet were motorised – and that is where our current ferry boat comes from. Taken out of service in 1984, the ferry was salvaged by a former Coxswain who in turn sold the ferry to the Irish Nautical Trust. The boat, number 11, is now used for tour services and as a training vessel for the Irish Nautical Trust.
The Old Liffey Ferry operates under the umbrella of the Irish Nautical Trust. This Trust was established by maritime historian John DeCourcy Ireland in order to preserve the maritime history and tradition that was so prolific on the River Liffey. The Trust aims to continue the age old tradition of handing down knowledge from one generation to the next and ensuring that all the relevant and important skills of days gone by are not lost. The Old Liffey Ferry serves as both a touring vessel but also a training vessel for people wishing to learn the maritime trade and make a career on the River or out at sea.
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Brilliant trip out on the Liffey. Whole family enjoyed it and the guide was great fun and very knowledgeable.
Such a lovely day out, the skipper is an absolute dote and super helpful. Rachel in the office was super helpful and flexible when the weather turned nasty and we had to rebook. definitely recommend
brilliant trip with our 2 year old and 3 month old. thanks to the crew for being so friendly and accomodating!
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Dublin: River Liffey Sightseeing Cruise
See Dublin from the River Liffey on a 45-minute boat cruise, and admire the city’s monuments from the water. Learn the history of Dublin, from the arrival of the Vikings to the rapid development of the city in the 18th and 19th centuries.
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- Get a unique perspective of Dublin from the River Liffey
- Learn the history of Dublin and its river, from the Vikings to modern day redevelopments
- Climb aboard an all-weather river boat and sail past monuments such as Dublin Docklands
- See city landmarks and historic neighborhoods, such as Temple Bar, from the water
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