Kerry
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Our most recommended Kerry Cruises & Boat Tours

  • 1-Hour Lakes of Killarney: Boat Cruise

    1. 1-Hour Lakes of Killarney: Boat Cruise

    Discover the lakes of Killarney on this magnificent 1-hour cruise Cruise on Killarney's largest lake, Lough Léin (the lake of learning) in the comfort and safety of a modern glass-covered boat. Drift through the islands on board the MV The Lily of Killarney watercoach cruiser and relax in the beauty and splendor that surrounds you. You also may be fortunate to see the magnificent Red Deer herds that roam the Killarney valley, and the elusive White Tailed Eagle which resides in the region. Throughout your tour, your captain will share his insight and knowledge of the flora, fauna and history of the area. Recorded tours in French and German are available upon request.

    Very enjoyable & relaxing tour with excellent knowledge by our tour guide & skipper.

  • Gap of Dunloe & Lakes of Killlarney Boat Tour

    2. Gap of Dunloe & Lakes of Killlarney Boat Tour

    The tour begins with a coach journey to Kate Kearney's Cottage. On arrival, you can arrange to take a jaunting cart ride through the six mile pass. This traditional Irish horse and cart ride will incur an additional cost which can be paid on the day. Alternatively, you can hike the six mile pass and enjoy the beautiful scenery at your own pace. Once through the gap, boats will be waiting on the Gearhameen River for the homeward journey via the enchanting upper, middle and lower lakes. On-board the boat, enjoy beautiful views of the national park and discover the famous Old Weir Bridge. Travel to the historic Ross Castle where coaches will be waiting to take you back to Killarney. Ross Castle is a 30 to 40 minute walk from the town center so there is an option of staying at Ross Castle after the boat trip and making your own way back to Killarney. 

    The boat trip was simply unreal, Donal and his two dogs brought us from the upper lake through to Ross Castle. Fifth generation boatman with a wealth of knowledge which was lovingly passed on. Words cannot describe. Kerry woman taking this trip. Holidaying with my son who has settled in London and so proud to show him this jewel in the kingdom. Thank you Donal. Brilliant memories for us

  • Killarney: Combination Jaunting Car & Lake Cruise Tour

    3. Killarney: Combination Jaunting Car & Lake Cruise Tour

    This tour is a must for any guest in Killarney. Experience the most beautiful part of Ireland in the most memorable way. The ideal way to see Killarney National Parklands and the famous Lakes of Killarney is on a jaunting car, combined with a lake cruise. Jump on-board a traditional jaunting car, where you will ramble through the Killarney National Park & Ross Castle with the local jarvey. This spectacular tour will inform you of the history, legends and folklore of the area, and if you are lucky enough, you might just bump into the odd 1 or 2 leprechauns. There, you now have a wonderful story to share with people back home. Don’t forget to take an autograph. You will be then be taken through Killarney’s deer park, where you can see the amazing Irish red deer and Sika deer graze before arriving at the wonderfully restored 15th century Ross Castle. Take a cruise on Killarney’s largest a...

    Lovely day had by all kids included ! Tour guides very knowledgeable and good fun

  • Gap of Dunloe: Guided Boat, Jaunting Car, and Bus Tour

    4. Gap of Dunloe: Guided Boat, Jaunting Car, and Bus Tour

    This tour is the complete Killarney adventure. A 14-mile voyage across all three of Killarney’s lakes with a pony and trap journey through the famous Black Valley and Gap of Dunloe. Enjoy an unforgettable adventure and the ultimate Killarney experience. The journey begins at approximately 10:45 AM at the world-renowned Kate Kearney’s cottage. Here you take a 7-mile jaunt on a pony and trap through the Gap of Dunloe where you can view a spectacular glaciated valley. Your pony and trap ride ends at Lord Brandon’s Cottage where you can enjoy a light snack (not included in price). After lunch, get into a traditional open boat for an approximately 2-hour tour of the three lakes of Killarney. Pass by Innisfallen Island, Bricin Bridge, Colleen Bawn Rock, Torc Mountain, Old Weir Bridge, the meetings of the waters, and more, ending at the 15th-century Ross Castle. The tour is the perfect way to...

    The Gap of Dunloe was the highlight of my week. It was so enjoyable. The scenery was spectacular and our guides were more than helpful, both in the jaunting car and on the boat tour. We were blessed with the weather as the sun shone all day long. I would highly recommend this trip, well worth it and a fantastic experience to see Kerry at its best. Louise

  • The Titanic Rail Trail & Wild Atlantic Way: 9-Day Tour

    5. The Titanic Rail Trail & Wild Atlantic Way: 9-Day Tour

    Experience the best of Ireland on a 9-day tour that takes you to the spectacular west coast, to Cork and Cobh in the southwest, and to Belfast and the Antrim coast. Spend a day exploring Dublin. Travel by rail and coach on a journey through this scenic and fascinating land. Detailed Itinerary Day 1 Check in at Dublin Heuston Station for a 07:00 departure to Cork. Visit Blarney Castle (admission included) and kiss the Blarney Stone to acquire the gift of eternal eloquence. After time for lunch and shopping you’ll have a short tour of Cork city and a scenic journey alongside Cork Harbour to Cobh. This was the last port of call for the Titanic and where generations of Irish emigrants left for the New World. Visit the Cobh Heritage Centre, home of the Queenstown Story (admission included). Travel by train from Cobh to Killarney, where you’ll check in at yo...

  • Southern Ireland: 10-Day Small Group Tour

    6. Southern Ireland: 10-Day Small Group Tour

    Day 1: Dublin to Connemara One the first day of your Southern Ireland adventure you will enjoy The Kings Boat Tour along the Boyne river, a sure way to have a scenic and relaxing start to your tour. You will follow this up with a gentle evening walk around the amazing Diamond Hill, Connemara. Day 2: Connemara Enjoy a free day at your own expense and feel free to consult your friendly and informative tour guides about recommendations for things to do on your free day of leisure. Go kayaking through Killary Fjord or mountain biking through the Lost Valleys of Connemara, there's a whole heap of things to choose from.  Day 3: Inis Mor and Cliffs of Moher Spend a whole day on the Gaelic speaking island of Inis Mor. Take a pleasant walk along the Atlantic edge to the highest point of the Cliffs of Moher and treat yourself to stunning panoramic views, the likes of which you can't see any...

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What people are saying about Kerry

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 38 reviews

The boat trip was simply unreal, Donal and his two dogs brought us from the upper lake through to Ross Castle. Fifth generation boatman with a wealth of knowledge which was lovingly passed on. Words cannot describe. Kerry woman taking this trip. Holidaying with my son who has settled in London and so proud to show him this jewel in the kingdom. Thank you Donal. Brilliant memories for us

was a very good tour, both your guides Paul and Don were very helpful and guided through the national park and lake tours giving interesting and useful insights into the areas! Jimmy (horse) was also very calm and took us leisurely through the national park where we got to see some of the deer that resides there.

Even in the rain the views are magnificent. Ben and Lucy were expert guides, felt like a fairy tale experience. The rugged emotional backdrop of dramatic uniquely Irish scenery is thrilling. Highly recommend!

Very enjoyable boat tour with excellent captain who also told the history facts all the way down. Fantastic nature views to see. Very recommended!

Danny who was the tour guide for the hour was fantastic so informative and made it all so interesting, very highly recommended