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Ireland’s Eye Ferries the Howth Coastal Boat Tour that get up close to the amazing sea life and coastal cliffs around the island of Ireland's Eye.  Small groups on each boat tour enable everyone to fully experience the amazing marine life, Island and Howth cliffs.  The natural beauty, scenery and wildlife are a must for nature lovers. Just a short distance from Dublin city centre.

From €15

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Lots of opportunities to take amazing photos and enjoy the panoramic views of Howth from the sea. All ages are welcome aboard.
  • There is nothing quite like the experience of the sea from a purpose built boat with a friendly, salty and expert skipper

  • Eyes peeled for the seals, porpoise, dolphin and occasional whale

"Amazing experience!"

Had a fantastic trip with captain Shane. Definitely a more intimate expreience. Everything from the phone call before to make sure I knew where to go, to saying goodbye to me by name was just great. We got to see multiple different birds, including my favourites... PUFFINS, 😍 Got to see seals and learn about the history of Ireland's Eye. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone, especially anyone visiting from overseas, a true Irish experience with a classic Irish gent 👌

Take a beautiful trip around the island, taking in the Cliffs and Stack, where you get up close to see various seabirds such as gannets, guillemots, cormorants, kittiwakes, puffins and seagulls. You will also see caves, a Martello Tower and with a bit of luck the local seal colony.
Listen to onboard commentary by your salty skipper hearing about the history of Ireland between the Mountains of Mourne and Howth. Binoculars are also available and information about the local birds.

The Howth boat tour goes around the island and cliffs, lasts 1 hour and costs €25 for adults, €15 for children and teens under 16


Family rate 2 adults 2 Children €60. Trip does not include landing on the island.

The Boathouse
The Boathouse and Howth Boat Tour
The Boathouse at Aqua have teamed up with Howth Adventures.

Catch up with friends and family at Howth’s newest dining experience, the Boathouse at Aqua.  Serving special seafood and non seafood plates with selected wines and cocktail menu.


For a full Boaty experience, take a boat tour around Ireland’s Eye with Howth Adventures before or after dining at the Boathouse.  Choose your own time and book the unique one hour Voyage.


The Boathouse

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Highlights Irelands Eye


  • Savour a remarkable coastal voyage with Ireland's Eye at the centre.

  • Find your place among the ages and people of Ireland in the landscapes of Howth, Dublin, Lambay Island the coast from the Mountains of Mourne to Binn Eadair.

  • Get back to nature at the waterline of the north cliffs and Stack, home to wild seabirds such as gannets, guillemots, cormorants, kittiwakes, puffins and seagulls.

  • Spot the local colony of seals.

  • Staggeringly untouched and hidden nature, mysterious caves, murderous beaches and coves, obsolete fortresses and ancient monasteries.

  • Your skipper will keep you briefed and entertained throughout the journey.

  • We do not land on the island and the route on any given day is dictated by the weather.

"Fantastic Experience.."

This is a great way to see Ireland's Eye, while this operator does not stop and let people off on the island, this benefits the conservation of the island and gives its passengers a better view of the island from around the perimeter,........

"10/10 recommended"

Really nice experience! Got to see the birds and the seals in good weather. Overall trip was amazing.


Fantastic cruise! We got to see a lot of puffins. Tour guides were great and helpful. I would recommend this for anyone visiting Howth.

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