+353 (0)85 866 7787 info@dublinundersail.com


The BRIAN BORÚ IS available for multi day, full day or half day Charter. Our Charters start at €800 euro for a half day, €1400 for a full day and multi-day prices available on request. Brian Ború is a beautiful, traditionally rigged, wooden sailing vessel operating on the East and South coasts of Ireland. She is available for charter for a variety of purposes and activities including overnight accommodation subject to Covid regulations at the time. The vessel carries Irish Department of Marine Passenger licensing for up to 12 passengers. Professional crew provided. Your unique experience under sail awaits. 

Open to a variety of purposes Call us on 085 8667877 to discuss your requirements

Let’s set sails

The vessel is suitable for a broad range of activities. She is very stable, very comfortable with an internal wheelhouse, central heating, fully equipped kitchen, cushioned seating and the large galley table. She can sleep up to 12 adults, and has a large diesel engine, perfect for when there is no wind. Whether for corporate, educational or recreational use, Brian Ború represents a one of a kind opportunity and an experience to remember!

Corporate Team Building

Having spent their careers in the adventure industry, owners, Michael and Jonathan have a great deal of experience creating bespoke programmes of team-building overnight activities. We can lay out a full set of challenges for your team with the option of additional activities such as kayaking through the heart of Dublin. Our programme can involve coastal explorations, identifying destinations, navigation, VHF, setting sails and anchoring. Under our watchful eye, your team can take on full operation of the ship.  We can introduce challenges based around marine environmental themes such collecting plastic and water sampling. Call us on 085 8667877 to discuss your ideas.

 Youth, Family and Friends Trips

We can teach you to sail as you take in the sea side view of our magnificent scenery. Sit back and relax, or get fully involved, it’s up to you! Your group can also combine our  charter with our city kayaking rental giving a wonderful contrast of small and big boat experience. A multi day tour on the Brian Boru will involve exploring different areas of Irelands’ coastline, navigating, pilotage, watch-keeping, radio, sail setting, heaving the ropes and climbing the rig as well as showcasing your culinary skills in our small but perfect galley kitchen. We will introduce you to The Dublin Bay Biosphere, enhancing  engagement. Speak to us on 085 866 7877 about designing a bespoke charter.


Fed up of slowly crawling out to sea on a rib under the weight of all of your gear, waiting around in the open weather and with no facilities. Well, The Brian Ború offers home comforts, a fully fitted kitchen, dining table, sleeping quarters, toilets and showers giving you an entirely different diving experience. Enjoy time above the water as much as time spent below it! Stay out over night and be on location at first light, ensuring nothing passes you by. Small rib on board at all times for additional comfort getting in and out of the water. We can get your dive trip off to a flying start. Call us today to discuss your dive groups requirements, and remenber we provide the crew.  Call 085 866 7877 and we can create a bespoke dive charter

Fishing and/or Wildlife Spotting

Brian Ború offers a comfortable fishing / wildlife spotting experience with all the trimmings of domestic comforts including galley, central heating, sleeping quarters, toilet and shower etc. The deck has plenty of space for gear and multiple lines. As she is a very stable vessel it makes for great fishing adventures! Call us today on 085 866 7787.


Perfect for research teams or students carrying out marine tests, sampling, wildlife surveys etc. She has the domestic comforts of a kitchen, dining area, toilets sleeping quarters, and central heating. The vessel is very spacious and stable, perfect for additional equipment. We carry a small rib and kayaks allowing closer access and smaller excursions if required. Call us to discuss your needs – 085 866 7787.

Stag and Hen Party

We love a good party and hens and stags are always welcome with us. We’ll make sure your group has a brilliant day out, lots of laughs, a bit of adventure and can try out everything from setting the sails or climbing the mast. We can even tape your stag to the mast!!! Let us design a day for you to write speeches about! The quayside party on return is also a great way to warm up for a night out in Dublin. Call 085 866 7787 to discuss your needs. 


On Board Facilities

Larger numbers can be catered for by rotating groups through a range of activities for example our city kayaking in of Dublin City Centre. Catering and drinks can be provided on request

Caters for groups of up to 12

Full Sleeping Quarters

Galley: gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, sink, all utensils etc.

Heads: two toilets on board, two showers

Extra storage space for all required gear

Central heating system

Spacious wheelhouse with large dining table 

Very spacious fore-deck and aft-deck

Passengers may, as they wish, take part in any or all of the following


  • Sail hoisting and setting
  • Helming (steering)
  • Anchoring
  • Pilotage and navigation
  • Communications – VHF radio
  • Use of all electronic instruments
  • Watch-keeping
  • Cooking
  • Engine monitoring
  • Climbing the rig
  • Climbing out on the bowsprit (the netting at the front of the vessel)
  • A 3 meter rib can be launched to provided closer access to the water or to act as safety cover for other activities. Kayaks, surfboard, stand up paddle boards and other activities can be provided upon request.
  • Land activities such as rock climbing in Dalkey quarry or hiking in Howth
    can also be arranged as part of your experience.

Charter Pricing

Up to 12 passengers

Multi day

We are open to proposals and can design bespoke programmes.

On Request


Full Day

Talk to us about overnight stays or quayside parties and receptions

On Request