Frequently Asked Questions
Live action escape rooms on board a real boat in Dublin. You and your team are placed on board and have to solve a number of clues and puzzles to unlock the mysteries of the boat and escape. It is an exhilarating and challenging adventure experience for teams from 2 players to 10 players. We have two escape room games – SOS and CONVICTS.
SOS is the original Escape Boat game, and places your team in the engine room of the deserted ship Zorg Ella. You and your team must restore power to the mysterious ship, navigate your way through the ships compartments, solving puzzles and problems along the way, and try to escape the boat – before it’s too late!
CONVICTS is our newest game and places you and your team in the prison cells on board the Convict Ship, Zorg Ella. You and your team mates are about to be shipped off to Australia as Convicts. Can you solve the mysteries of the boat and escape the ship before the Captain returns and sends you off to a life of penury?
Groups from 2 to 10 people can play the individual games (up to 16 players can play the two games at one time). There is an certain element of physicality to the game so unfortunately the game may not be suitable if you have mobility issues.
Also if any of your team is fitted with a pacemaker please make staff fully aware of this before you play the game.
Please be aware that some elements of the game may be distressing for people who suffer from certain conditions. There are elements of the games that involve crawling through tight spaces, there are loud noises and some surprising elements. If you are unsure if the game is suitable for you or one of your team, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can clarify what is involved and if it is suitable for you. In some special cases we may be able to adapt the game to suit players needs.
We can accommodate up to 16 players at a time. Teams are split into groups and play our two games (Convicts & SOS) at the same time – up to 10 players in Convicts and up to 6 players in SOS. Games last one hour but if you have more than 16 players, we can schedule consecutive games so teams are timetabled over the course of 2 or 3 hours. We also partner with a local bar/restaurant and can arrange finger food and entertainment in between games. Enquire by email for further details click here
You can book games online and you pay fully in advance for your booking. If you wish, you can by bank transfer but this should be done at least 7 full working days before your game so that we can process your payment. (Please make sure to include a booking reference or booking name with the transfer so that we can identify your payment)
If you have a large group (10+) you can email or phone us and arrange the booking with us directly. Once the booking is made, we require a full payment within 3 days to secure the booking. Payment can be made by cash, card or bank transfer.
Please wear sensible clothing – comfortable footwear (no high heels!). Be aware that you will have to wear a safety helmet for the duration of the game (just in case you bang your head!).
Anybody from the age of 12 can play although any children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. If you have younger children and you want to bring them to play you may do so (there is no charge for the children under the age of 8), but please let us know in advance by email. Please be aware that children under 18 may find the game confusing and some sections of the game may be distressing for more sensitive younger players.
Also please note that our games may not be suitable for large groups of under 18’s. If you have a group request for under 18’s please make this clear when booking and we can advise you about the game.
Yes – as long as you contact us at least 24 hours in advance we will do our best to accommodate you for another booking or arrange a refund. Failure to notify us at least 24 hours in advance means we cannot offer a refund under any circumstances.
Please note that this does not apply to group bookings (+10 players). Please note that groups of 10 or more players are classed as group bookings and must be fully paid in advance. Group bookings must be cancelled or rescheduled at least 7 days in advance of the game date otherwise we will be unable to offer any refund.
The game itself lasts approximately 60 minutes. You should arrive 15 minutes before your booking time so that our staff can brief you and your team before the game.
We can give discounts for large groups upon request, depending on the date, time and size of the group. Please forward your group enquiry by email to us and we’ll see what we can do for you! Email us at email@example.com
Sorry – no. Photography or video recording are not allowed in the room – and the game is more fun without documenting it anyway! We will ask you to leave your phones at the reception before you start the game. We would also ask that you do not share any of the puzzles or secrets of the game with the public as you will spoil the game for others. The fun of the game relies on the element of surprise and mystery so we ask for your understanding in this matter.
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An escape room game is a physical adventure game where players are locked in a room or series of rooms and have to solve puzzles and riddles to escape within a certain time limit, usually around 60 minutes.
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Yes! Our biggest game is Convicts which can accommodate 10 players and SOS can accommodate 6 players. If you have more than 16 friends wanting to play with you, you are obviously very popular - good for you! What we can do is run consecutive games to accommodate your vast friend network whilst you take leisurely drinks and food in Charlotte Quay bar and restaurant beside the boat and await your turn.
Booking an escape room for a group outing can be a fun thing to do in Dublin with friends. At escapeboats We can accommodate up to 16 players at a time. Teams are split into groups and play our two games (Convicts & SOS) at the same time – up to 10 players in Convicts and up to 6 players in SOS. Games last one hour but if you have more than 16 players, we can schedule consecutive games so teams are timetabled over the course of 2 or 3 hours. We also partner with a local bar/restaurant and can arrange finger food and entertainment in between games.
Escape Boats is an amazing team building experience and we have hosted teams from hundreds of companies like Google, Meta, Linkedin and Microsoft to name but a few. Players have to work together in a challenging environment to solve our puzzles and escape and our games are a great ice-breaker before a night out. We guarantee that the games will get everybody talking!
Absolutely! Escape Boats is open 364 days a year from 10am to 10pm. We only close on Christmas day as we have to take some time to open all of our presents.....
Yes it is as it is best suited for 2 people. Escape boats is a fun activity to do in Dublin for couples as it requires teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills.
Escape Boats is hugely popular amongst families and is suitable for all ages (although children under 8 may have difficulty following aspects of the game - and thus we don't charge for children under 8). There is something for everyone to do in the game, from searching, solving and interacting with the game so an amazing experience is guaranteed. If you don't believe us - check our reviews!