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Lakes of Killarney Cruise

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County Kerry, Ireland

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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

The Killarney National Park is one of the highlights of the Ring of Kerry, but you don’t have to put on your hiking boots to enjoy its stunning scenery. This Lakes of Killarney cruise is the perfect introduction, offering spectacular views of Ross Castle, Innisfallen Island, Tomies Wood, and the wildlife of the Killarney Valley.
  • Cruise around the lakes, islands, and castles of the Killarney National Park
  • Pass historic landmarks such as Ross Castle and Innisfallen Monastery
  • Spot wildlife such as red deer and white-tailed eagle
  • Ideal tour for first-time visitors to Killarney or those short on time
  • Choice of departure times available throughout the day
Make your own way to the pier by Ross Castle in time for your aftrnoon departure, and hop aboard for a thrilling cruise around the Killarney Lakes.

Set sail across Lough Leane and enjoy impressive views of the 15th-century Ross Castle and the ruins of St. Finian’s monastery on Innisfallen Island. Continue past Ross Island and the Copper mines, and take in magnificent views of the lakes, islands, and forests from the panoramic glass windows.

Listen to the on-board commentary as you pass beneath the dramatic peaks of the MacGillycuddy Reeks and catch sight of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil. If you’re lucky, you might also spot some of the national park’s wildlife, such as herds of red deer grazing on the lakeside or white-tailed eagles swooping overhead.

Your tour ends back at Ross Castle.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Ross Castle
15th century Ross Castle, Start & finish point for Lily of Killarney Cruise
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Lough Leane
Killarney's largest lake in Killarney National Park
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Killarney National Park
26,000 acres in our beautiful National Park.
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Innisfallen Island
6th century monastic site on Innisfallen Island, View this from the Lily of Killarney Cruise
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Tomies Wood
Ireland's ancient Oak forest set on the foothills of Ireland's highest mountain range.
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The Copper Mines
Dating back to 2400bc Copper was mined here and operated up until the 1800's when it had to be abandoned due to constant flooding.
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Lakes of Killarney Cruise?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Lakes of Killarney Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Lakes of Killarney Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Lakes of Killarney Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Lakes of Killarney Cruise?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Lakes of Killarney Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Lakes of Killarney Cruise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Lakes of Killarney Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Lakes of Killarney Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 78 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lakes of Killarney Cruise.

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers
star-5
Ask for Damien!
Sarah_haughey
, Aug 2020
We had a tour this morning with the very witty and knowledgable Damien. He had us laughing the entire hour. And can't forget about the lovely horse Polly. Peter, Sarah, and Aoife, co.monaghan
star-5
Lake cruise
Brid_B
, Aug 2020
Very enjoyable and guide was very informative. The cruise boat was very clean and Covid 19 guidelines adhered to.
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Interesting tour
Antonella
, Jul 2020
We had a tour last week, it was enjoyable even with the bad weather and poor visibility. The commentary was interesting and filled with historical, geological and botanical information. The guide was well informed and courteous. The boat is comfy, and there was good distance among passengers as per current Covid19 regulation. Stricter adherence to the face mask use should be implemented as seeing people carrying their masks in hand and others wearing them below their noses was upsetting and disrespectful. Masks apart, it was a very good experience and I'd certainly recommend it to anyone.
star-5
Family experience
Mark_D
, Jul 2020
Speaking tour guide was fantastic very knowledgeable and easy to listen to. An hour long tour so not too much for the children, they even let us take the dog on board!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour. We are delighted you and your family along with the dog got to enjoy The Lily of Killarney Lake Cruise with us. We will pass your compliments onto the captain. We hope we can welcome you back to Killarney again sometime
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Great trip for all ages
Emma_S
, Jul 2020
The scenery on the lake was beautiful. The captain of the boat had a wealth of knowledge. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you for posting a great review and we are delighted you all enjoyed yourselves on board The Lily of Killarney, we will pass on your compliments to the captain. The Lake Cruise is a super way to spend sometime cruising The Lakes of Killarney.
star-5
Lake cruise
Sarah_C
, Jul 2020
Really enjoyed the cruise, it was a stunning day so we sat out the back in the open. We couldn't really hear the commentary but that was our own choice to sit outside, but the other staff member(younger guy, sorry didn't get your name) gave us loads of information and answered all our questions. The views of the mountains was spectacular, would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you for posting a great review, we are delighted you enjoyed your tour with us and that you got to sit outside and enjoy the great weather that Killarney has to offer also!!! Our team on board the Lake Cruise are super and always willing to assist.
star-5
Fantastic boat trip
Ben
, Jul 2020
Great, Knowledgable host. You could sense the passion for his job, which enhanced my overall experience. Learned a lot about the history of the lake, which was as surprising to me as it was impressive
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you for posting a great review, our team on the boat are top notch, we will pass on your compliments to them. The Lake Cruise is a super way to get out and see the beauty of the Lakes of Killarney, while listening to some of the great stories that surround you.
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Pauline_P
, Jul 2020
A great day out with my family 💜we have a love day in the boat kids happy out we seen a lot of nice scenery
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Thank you for posting a great review, we are delighted you enjoyed your lake cruise on board The Lily of Killarney. It is a great way to get out and see the famous Lakes of Killarney.
star-5
Relaxing and Interesting
Shelly N
, Jul 2019
Beautiful and relaxing way to see the National Park in Killarney. Our guide was very informative and the tour was nicely timed and at Ross Castle, so you can do both together.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Thank you for your 5 star review and we are delighted to read you had a great time on board The Lily of Killarney Lake Cruise.
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The Lakes of Killarney Cruise was...
Jessica F
, Aug 2016
The Lakes of Killarney Cruise was beautiful, but I've paid 4 extra to have an pick up service that does not exist.

Product code: 16620P4

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