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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

Plenty of great opportunities to take amazing photos and take in the beauty of Howth from the sea.
All ages welcome aboard.
  • Visit the beautiful grounds of Howth Castle, rhododendrons and ancient Dolmen

  • Ascend the majestic cliff paths from the Baily Lighthouse to the Summit

"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 👌

Irelands Eye Ferries
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.

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  • Small groups, big adventure

  • Wander through the amazing grounds of Howth Castle.Our very own Game of Thrones and 800 years of history

  • Relax among the hidden wonder of the giant Rhododendrons

  • Climb the magic steps to panoramic views. Described by HG Wells as the most beautiful in the World

  • See the incredible Dublin Bay Biosphere from Red Rock

  • Connect the stories, nature, land, sea and sky

  • Spot the wildlife; porpoises, dolphins, seals, raptors, herons, cormorants & curlews

  • Explore the smugglers hideouts around Howth Head

  • Rock hop along the coast at low tide

  • Pass the Baily Lighthouse along Howth cliff path

  • See and feel Dublin from the perfect perch at the Summit

  • Continue your new found friendships with tea timers and supper with the locals


  • Meet at 11.00 am at Bodega at Howth Market across the road from the train Station.

  • Visit the beautiful grounds of Howth Castle, rhododendrons and ancient Dolmen

  • Follow the trails and the everchanging habitats, woodlands, heathland, cliffs, meadows to the famous Howth cliff path in this UNESCO Dublin Biosphere.

  • Follow the trails and magic steps to Muck Rock and incredible views north, south east and west. 

  • Walk around Shielmartin Hill to Sutton Martello Tower and Red-Rock overlooking Dublin Bay and the Wicklow mountains. 

  • Explore the nooks and crannies, coves and caves around Howth head

  • Discover the amazing south facing beaches and rock pools

  • Ascend the majestic cliff paths from the Baily Lighthouse to the Summit.

  • Head back down to the village around 3pm.

  • The journey may vary to make sure you get the best of each other, Howth, the weather and the tide.

If the date you are looking for is not available please contact us, and we can arrange a Howth hiking tour at a time that suits.
"Pleasant surprise"

We had perfect weather, the island is deceptive - looks lifeless as you approach - saw seals first and then turned the corner and there were hundreds if not thousands of nesting guillemots and gannets even saw a puffin up close. Was like being in a wildlife film, Excellent definitely recommend.

"Fun facts & interesting history ........ around Howth.."

We had a wonderful time! Perfect balance of fun facts and interesting history along with the beautiful views & animal watching! Shane is such a joy to be around as he’s so enthusiastic about Howth. Will definitely come again!

"10/10 recommended!"

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