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County Kerry, Ireland
Lakes of Killarney Cruise
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icon1 hour  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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
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Departure Point

Ross Rd, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Lily of Killarney Watercoach departs from the Ross Castle pier which is located in front of Ross Castle. Please arrive 10 minutes before departure time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Killarney Jaunting Cars - Tangney Tours Ireland

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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.
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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 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Lakes of Killarney Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "We were about 15 minutes late taking off which was annoying as there were plenty small kids on board already getting bored." See review

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star-5
Great trip well wort...
Carmel_B
, Sep 2021
Great trip well wort doing . Lots of information on board .. very safe lots of space .. beautiful scenery
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star-5
Great trip around Lough...
Sean_M
, Sep 2021
Great trip around Lough Leane and the captain was full of great local stories and local knowledge…would definitely recommend!
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A magical hour on the water.
Gerard_M
, Sep 2021
The magnificent scenery and the obvious knowledge and passion for the lake and particularly its wildlife of our Captain.
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Fantastic
Bernie_W
, Aug 2021
Loved the trip, our grandaughter was allowed drive the boat which she loved & is still talking about it. The driver was so nice & friendly. Will definitely go again.
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Lovely trip great host...
Sharon_M
, Aug 2021
Lovely trip great host nice to get to see the Eagle who put on a great show for us I would recommend this trip to family and friends
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Boat lakes trip
Geraldine_O
, Aug 2021
Good day out very informative about history and geography suitable for all ages. Good communication between skipper and passengers encouraged questions etc
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star-5
Definitely worth the trip.
Michael_D
, Aug 2021
Tour guide was fantastic. Learned so much.. scenery is magnificent! Very enjoyable ! Definitely a must if visiting Killarney
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star-5
Such a lovely interesting cruise
Liz_D
, Aug 2021
Absolutely loved this hour long cruise of the Killarney lakes , the guide was fantastic and told us soooooo much interesting information about the history of the lakes and surrounding area , can't recommend it enough and such value too , loved it
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Boat trip
Catherine_H
, Aug 2021
Very informative, beautiful scenery , very well organised, lovely large boat. Was loads of space, social distancing regs in place
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Amazing!
Katie_O
, Jul 2021
Great experience, even on a rainy day! Danny and Jack were great! Gives great insight to the local area and so many beautiful sights and photo opportunities
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