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Lakes of Killarney: Boat Cruise

Lakes of Killarney: Boat Cruise

From US$ 15.81 per person

Cruise on Killarney’s largest lake, Lough Léin, and drift through the islands with a backdrop of the beauty and splendor of the Killarney region. Enjoy the comfort of a modern, heated, glass comfort boat.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • Cruise the Lakes of Killarney in the comfort and safety of a glass covered, heated boat
  • See wildlife such as Red Deer and White Tailed Eagles
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of Killarney National Park on the Lakes of Killarney
  • Drift by the 6th-century Innisfallen Monastery founded by Augustinian monks
  • See Ireland's highest mountain and learn about its ancient forests
Full description

Discover the lakes of Killarney on this scenic cruise. Enjoy a voyage to Lough Léin with panoramic views of the lakes, islands, and castles of Killarney National Park. Relax as you watch the sights pass by from your modern, heated, glass-covered boat, guided by your local captain and guide. Depart from 15th-century Ross Castle, as you make your way past some of Killarney's most famous landmarks. Drift past the ruins of St. Finian’s 6th-century monastery on Innisfallen Island.

Continue to the foot of the MacGillycuddy Reeks to view Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil. Pass Ross Island as your captain points out the flora of the area, including the ancient oak and yew forests and learn about the unique ecosystem of the area.

  • Boat cruise
  • Guaranteed seating
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Entrance to Ross Castle
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Board the MV Lily of Killarney Watercoach at Ross Castle Pier.

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Important information

Know before you go

  •  Daily sailings: 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:45 PM, 3:15 PM
  •  For groups: Early morning and evening sailings by arrangement. Pre-booking is essential
  • Children under the age of tour can join the tour free of charge
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 264 reviews

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It was really informative and although Paul must have done the spiel a million times he managed to make it sound fresh and interesting. It was a great introduction to the Killarney National Park and put the rest of our visit into perspective. Also the boat was covered to keep out the rain!

September 10, 2022

We really enjoyed the boat trip We learned a lot of history on the trip from Cathal he was very good at explaining and Aishling was a lovely girl I would recommend this trip at only 15€ per person it was well worth it and we booked online about 15 minutes before arrival it was a very easy going trip

August 24, 2022

Guides were lovely, history and nature in the area were explained in a way that was interesting. The boat setup was great as well, would recommend to anyone visiting tbe area. minor thing about the get your guide part as the tour itself was perfect, being asked to download a separate app for the tickets was annoying as they could’ve just been included in the email.

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July 12, 2022

Product ID: 14574