Sea Safari Tours and Dublin Port Company today, Tuesday 26th July 2011, announced that for late summer 2011, people will have an opportunity to tour (by water) around Ireland’s busiest port and learn about the history of the River Liffey and Dublin Port up to the present day.
The dedicated River Liffey & Port tour will depart from the M.V. Cill Airne on Dublin’s North Quay adjacent to the Samuel Beckett Bridge. The service commences on Wednesday, 27th July 2011 and there are 5 tours each day every two hours, starting at 10am, 12 noon, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. Tickets cost €15 for adults, €12.50 for students/senior citizens and €10.00 for children and can be purchased on the boat. It will give visitors a chance to experience Dublin from a unique aspect taking in the sights along the River Liffey to Dublin Port where they will see ships from throughout the world, including cruise liners.
Eamonn O’ Reilly, Chief Executive, Dublin Port Company said: “I am delighted at Sea Safari’s initiative in starting this new tour and I wish them every success with the venture. Too few people get the opportunity to get up close to the workings of the port and to see the real economy in action. This tour will give the chance to not only get close to the action but also to learn about the fantastic heritage and history of the port and the local communities. For example, the tour starts from the M.V. Cill Airne which was built in the Liffey Dockyard in Dublin 50 years ago. I took the tour myself and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend it to everyone”.
Commenting, Mr. Jimmy Murray of Sea Safari said: “Sea Safari Tours Limited, which commenced trading in 2010, identified that there were numerous opportunities to expand the boat tour market in the Dublin Bay, River Liffey and Dublin Port Areas. Since January 2010 Sea Safari Tours have become extremely popular with visitors and locals alike. We boast a diverse clientele from youth organisations to seasoned foreign tourists, providing exciting, fun filled sea tours of Dublin Bay and River Liffey areas while also showing spectacular sights and attractions in one of our RIBS (Rigid Inflatable Boats)”.
To complement the Dublin Port tour, Sea Safari also offers the public a chance to leave the docklands area in one of its RIBS to explore Dublin Bay and in particular Dalkey Island where it keeps a look out for some of the local wildlife including seals, porpoises and sea birds.
Date Published: Thursday 28. of July 2011