Rib Rides and Winter Lights

Discover Dublin Bay’s Christmas magic on one of our guided boat tours. Our experienced skippers will show you the sights and Winter Lights along the River Liffey. As the sun sets and the city starts to twinkle, see Dublin from a unique perspective and prepare for a marine adventure filled with unforgettable moments.

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Children’s Sailing

The success of our popular children’s programmes is rooted in the dynamic of dividing children into groups of their own age bracket and secondly, within these groups, children are divided according to their sailing experience. All experience levels are catered for, and every child will be challenged within their level of ability.

Children are taught in a pressure-free, relaxed and fun environment.  Choose from Junior Club on Saturdays, Sea Explorers, Easter and Summer Camps.

Age Groups
4-6 Years | 7-10 Years | 11-14 Years | 15-17 Years

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What better than to capture Dublin City Christmas lights than the unique view from the River Liffey! #dublincoastaltrial #dublin #christmas #christmastime #christmaslights #merrychristmas #christmascheer
05 Dec, 2023
Did you know the majority of our qualified instructors started off their sailing journey in our Junior Club? Your dream to becoming an instructor starts here! https://inss.ie/product/junior-club/ #sailing #instructor #junior #club #saturday #christmas #friends
05 Dec, 2023
Christmas Rib Trip 🚤🎄 Experience the magic of Dublin's Winter Lights aboard our high-speed RIB! 🌟 Join us on the River Liffey from the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire. 📅 Dates & Times: Dec 9-10, 15-17 | 3- ... READ ON
04 Dec, 2023
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03 Dec, 2023
Another cracking day of Junior Club Sailing! The day really warmed up and wasn’t too cold ☀️🔥🥵 In this high pressure system we are in there wasn’t too much wind but still enough for our young sailors ... READ ON
02 Dec, 2023
The lights are up and Christmas is a go! Limited places available on our Rib Rides and Winter Lights. Book your spot before it’s too late!! This is not something you will want to miss!! https://inss ... READ ON
01 Dec, 2023
🎁 Can't decide on a Christmas present? Give the gift of fun and adventure with our Sailing and Powerboating Gift Vouchers! 🌊✨ 🎄 This Christmas, make someone's day by letting them learn new things and ... READ ON
30 Nov, 2023
🌊⛵️ Soaring sails, fierce competition, and pure adrenaline! The Shanahan Cup at the INSS was an absolute thrill ride from start to finish. 🏆 With 16 talented teams from various Dublin schools and a ... READ ON
30 Nov, 2023
Shanahan Cup 2023 Complete! Full report due to land tomorrow! We had it all; Wind 💨 No wind 🍃 Laughs 🤭 Winners 🏆 Keep an eye out for the reel to drop soon along with a full report! #dublincoastaltrial #schoolssailing #school #compeition #teamracing #fun
29 Nov, 2023
Last couple of weeks of Junior Club! We are all getting ready for Santa’s arrival. 🎄 Save the Date: December 16th! 🎅 Join us for a festive celebration at our Christmas Party from 1-2pm! EVERYONE'S INVITED! 🎉 🌟 #ChristmasParty #SantaOnABoat #FestiveFun 🎅🚤🎉
29 Nov, 2023
Cracking November weekend down at the West Pier! Bit if everything! @rssailingireland SUPER SERIES ✅ Junior Club Sailing ✅ @jboats J80 Sailing ✅ @royalyachtingassociation Yachting ✅ @rssailing 200 ... READ ON
28 Nov, 2023
🎄✨ OUR CHRISTMAS BOAT TOURS ARE NOW OPEN! 🚤 Embrace the festive spirit with our Christmas Rib Trips along the River Liffey! 🌅 As the sun sets, hop aboard for a unique adventure through Dublin's Wint ... READ ON
27 Nov, 2023


star rating  We did once off rock pooling and kayaking and it was great fun. The kids had great fun and they allowed me to go ith them too. In the end... read more

April 1, 2018

star rating  Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a day out or lessons. Paddle board and kayak rentals are lots of fun.

June 1, 2020

star rating  My 12 year old goes to Saturday sailing club after doing summer camp. He’s hooked and absolutely loves it! The instructors are great and very good with the kids -... read more

Gary C
October 8, 2022

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