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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. 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

Let’s set sails

The vessel is suitable for a broad range of activities. She is very stable, very comfortable with internal wheelhouse, central heating, kitchen and cushioned seating at the large galley table. Complete with a large diesel engine she can motor as well as sail if required. Whether for social, corporate, professional or hobby use, Brian Ború presents a one of a kind opportunity and an experience to remember!

Team Building

Having spent their careers in the adventure industry, the two owners, Michael and Jonathan have a great deal of experience creating bespoke programmes of team-building activities. We can set out a full set of challenges for your team with the additional option of other activities such as kayaking through the heart of Dublin. Our programme can involve genuine coastal explorations, identifying destinations, navigating, anchoring and setting sail! Basically your team can take the full operation of the ship (under our watchful eye of course!) It can involve challenges based around marine environmental themes such as coastal plastic collections. And it can involve bespoke orienteering/treasure-hunt style programme at sea, on the River Liffey and around Dublin City. Call us to discuss your ideas.

Residential youth programmes

We have a background in outdoor education and run sail training voyages for young people with a focus on the development of life-skills such as confidence, motivation, self respect and teamwork. We also focus on the introduction of marine biology and environmental awareness and on mental health awareness. We can run anything from a short daysail to a week-long voyage at sea. And we can design a programme of regular sailing if required. Start where the young people are at is our mantra. Contact us to discuss your specific needs. We can also advise on where to access funding that may be available to certain groups.


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. Brian Ború comforts, space, kitchen, dining table, sleeping quarters, toilets and showers offer an entirely different diving experience. Enjoy time above the water as much as you enjoy time below. Stay out over night and be on location at first light. Small rib on board at all times for additional comfort getting in and out of the water.

Fishing and/or Wildlife Spotting

Brian Ború offers a comfortable fishing 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!

School tours

We can combine our sailing excursions with our city kayaking tour and rotate groups through both to cater for your numbers. A tour of Dublin Port on Brian Boru, some quayside sail setting and climbing the rig followed by a kayak tour of Dublin City is a day to remember for your young people. Our background is in outdoor education and we are keen to introduce young people to marine environmental awareness and biology so speak to us about designing a bespoke, educational school excursions.

Stags and Hens parties

We love hens and stags. 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.


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

Sailing Excursions

It does what it says on the tin. We can teach you to sail or sail you around while you enjoy the scenery, take in the wildlife and sip a glass of bubbly or a cup of tea. Don’t forget that we are a traditionally rigged vessel so it’s a totally different experience of setting sails by hand, heaving ropes, climbing the rig and out on to the bowsprit netting at the front of the boat. A really fun day out for family, friends or colleagues.

Quayside parties

Tied up along side the quay or marina, we can cater for parties and receptions of 30-40 people. these may include catering, entertainment and drinks. add in a theme like wine tasting or whiskey sampling for a touch of class.


On Board Facilities

Larger numbers can be catered for by rotating groups through a range of activities for example our city kayaking tour of dublin city. Catering, drinks and entertainment can be provided for a quayside party at the end
of the day.

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 dining table suitable for 8-10

Very spacious fore-deck and aft-deckText Title

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 walking in Howth
    can also be arranged as part of your experience.

Charter Pricing

Up to 12 passengers

Half Day

Ideal for fishing & sailing excursions, team building, Stags/Hens parties


Full Day

Talk to us about overnight stays or quayside parties and receptions


Multi day

We are open to proposals and can design bespoke programmes.

Price on Request

Bay Sails Winter Schedules

Thursday to Sunday
10:00am – 2:00pm


add on a Night Onboard for only 39€
either before or after your bay sail


+353 (0)85 866 7787

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