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Ireland’s Eye Ferries are the Howth Coastal Boat Tour that get up close to all the amazing sea life and coastal cliffs around Irelands Eye. We offer authentic tours on boats with small groups that get up close the the marine life, Island and Howth cliffs in the Dublin Bay Biosphere. The natural beauty, scenery and wildlife are a must for nature lovers, all just a short distance from the city centre.

From €20

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Plenty of great opportunities to take amazing photos and take in the beauty of Howth from the sea.
All ages 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

"Loved it!"

Had a fantastic trip today,captain (?) I'm terrible with names 🤦‍♀️ was so friendly and knowledgeable about the area. 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 seal and learn about the history of irelands 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 Sea Gulls. You will also see a cave, a Martello Tower, and with a bit of luck a colony of seals.
  • Small groups, big adventure

  • See the incredible Dublin Bay Biosphere from Red Rock

Listen to onboard commentary on the trip where your hear about the wildlife and other items of interest, binoculars available as well as information cards about the birds.

This trip around the island lasts 1 hour and costs €20 for adults, €10 for children and teens under 16


Family rate 2 adults 2 Children €50. Trip does not include landing on the island.

Highlights Irelands Eye


  • Savour a remarkable coastal voyage with Irelands Eye at the centre.

  • Find your place among the ages and people of Ireland in the landscapes of Howth, Dublin, Lambay Island the the coastal regions that pass on our horizons, from the Mountains of Mourne to Binn Eadair.

  • Get back to nature at the waterline of the North Cliffs and Stack, home to the wildest seabirds such as Gannets, Guillemots, Cormorants, Kittiwakes, Puffins and Sea Gulls.

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

  • Your skipper will keep you briefed and entertained.

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

  • The Voyage takes about 1 hour and costs €20 for adults and €15 for students. Special price available of €50 for two adults and two children.

"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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