The Boat

The ‘Blue Cicada’, a ‘Mitchell 31’, is a classic British built workboat. Mitchell boats are one of the most sought after boats around and are well known for their exceptional sea keeping capabilities. They have a second to none reputation for safety at sea. Many are used for pilot, police patrol and charter fishing boats.

Blue Cicada is licensed by the Department of Transport to carry 10 passengers plus 2 crew. She is fully insured and carries safety equipment in excess of the legal requirements. The boat undergoes safety checks prior to each sailing.

Toilet facilities are available.

The Crew

Skipper Vincent Duke, is a fully qualified RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. He also holds qualifications from the USCG, the RNLI and others. He has spent over 30 years voyaging the oceans of the world, delivering yachts and powerboats to far flung and exotic ports. Now back living in his native Dublin, he continues his love affair with the sea. There is nothing he likes better than sharing his love of the sea, and a few salty yarns, with guests on board.

Cian McCormack is a commercially endorsed ISA powerboat skipper. He is young and enthusiastic and is very knowledgeable about the wildlife on the bay. He loves to introduce our guests to the lesser known beauty and secret places of Dublin Bay.


Dublin Boat operates from the beginning of the west pier, just behind the Purty Kitchen bar & restaurant. We use the pontoon at the DMYC to pick up and drop off passengers.

The nearest dart station is Monkstown & Seapoint. Exit the Dart station, take the bridge over the railway and you are a three minute walk to the DMYC.

There is also ample parking for those travelling by car.
The DMYC is delighted to welcome passengers to use the wonderful bar and facilities at the club.