Dublin is one of the best European capitals to be explored by kayak. Paddling with the friendly seals in Dublin Bay, peaceful kayaking on the Royal Canal Basin and excellent city kayaking on River Liffey right in the Dublin City Center are great activities for those who are not afraid to get wet.
A kayaking tour along River Liffey will let you see some of the city’s iconic landmarks. Explore Jeanie Johnston ship and go under famous Ha’penny Bridge. Most rentals have sit-on-top kayaks which are double-seaters, very stable and safe. You can also join one of the kayaking tours to make planning and navigation easier.
If you are not afraid of kayaking in the open waters, try a trip to Bull Island in the northern part of Dublin Bay. It has a nice sandy beach, dunes and salt marshes. The island is popular for observing marine life and birds.