Tours and Tickets

Lakes of Killarney Cruise provided by Killarney Jaunting Cars Tangney Tours

Lakes of Killarney Cruise
4.5
Book in advance
from
€12.31
per adult
Reserve now & pay later: Save your spot free of charge with flexible booking.
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
Tour snapshot
Boat cruise offers rare views of historic landmarks
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
20
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    20
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
See Killarney National Park’s highlights from a perspective rare to visitors on a boat cruise that offers panoramic views of the landscape from a glass-covered vessel. Live commentary provides context about each point of interest along the route, including Ross Castle, Innisfallen Monastery, copper mines, and Ireland’s highest mountain range. Keep your eyes peeled: The park is known for its diverse wildlife.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Live commentary on board: Hear little-known facts and stories
  • Glass-covered vessel ensures there’s no bad seat
  • Range of daily departure times available
What to expect
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Live commentary on board: Hear little-known facts and stories
  • Glass-covered vessel ensures there’s no bad seat
  • Range of daily departure times available
What to expect
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16620P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Ross Castle
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Ross Road, 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.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Ross Castle
Departure details
  • Ross Road, 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.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 6 Oct 2020
A note from Lakes of Killarney Cruise
The Health & Safety of our Team & Guests are paramount to us. The Lake Cruise has scheduled & limited sailings per day. Management & Team has undertaken various courses on Infection Prevention and Control
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Ross Road
    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.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Ross Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    15th century Ross Castle, Start & finish point for Lily of Killarney Cruise
    Read more
    Pass by
    Lough Leane
    Killarney National Park
    Innisfallen Island
  • You'll return to the starting point
+
Popular mentions

4.5
23 reviews
Excellent
17
Very good
4
Average
2
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Eddie S
3 contributions
Myself, my wife and our daughter age 7 took this tour. We pre booked online and when we arrived the boat was there ready and waiting for us to go on the tour. The tour itself was breathtaking. The views were phenomenal and the captain was brilliant in informing us of every detail and story of each focal point. The weather was stunning so everything was clear. The captains son was also very helpful in taking pictures from the back of the boat for us. It was a really good tour and highly recommended.
Written 24 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jake MacCarthy
5 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
A lovely 1 hour cruise on the lake. Far more history and information than I was expecting. Highly recommended.
Written 3 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anthony C
Newbridge, Ireland90 contributions
Jul 2021
The captain was a lovely chap, plenty of talking and interacting with the customers but the boat was extremely hot and uncomfortable in the good weather but for the price it wasn't unexpected.
Written 22 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Peter A
Cork, Ireland24 contributions
Jun 2021
A lovely hour’s cruise around Lough Leane. Lovely views and hugely informative commentary. The geology, the history, the flora, the fauna - all touched on with warmth and expertise. We were lucky enough to spot a white-tailed eagle which was a real treat. It’s a very relaxing way to take in the sights that surround the lough and you learn as you do it. Highly recommended!
Written 24 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Phyllis B
2 contributions
Jun 2021
we went on this trip on sat for our 45th wedding anniversary it was a great hour spent Frank was the captain and his right hand man were brilliant they informed us of all the interesting things about the lakes and national park, will be coming back in oct and cant wait to bring my family on the trip. thank you Frank.
Written 21 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ahernejulie
Cork, Ireland4 contributions
Very friendly and genuinely wanted the chat, stopped to show us fawns in the shore of an island, very nice touch and will be back
Written 14 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
killarneyjauntingcar
Thank you for posting a great review, we are delighted you enjoyed your lake cruise with us on board The Lily of Killarney. Our skipper is superb and loves his job and sharing it with his passengers on board. What a treat to see the Sika deer on Innisfallen Island, we are delighted you got to see them. We hope we can welcome you back and maybe you might get to see the White Tailed Eagles next time.
Written 15 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RCRC
Cork, Ireland66 contributions
Aug 2020
Great guide and Captain.. Pleasent hour passed by. Good nearby parking . All next to the Castle. Very clean boat and if it rained all enclosed
Written 27 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
killarneyjauntingcar
Thank you for posting a great review and we are delighted you enjoyed your tour on board The Lily of Killarney. We will pass on your compliments to our Captain and crew. We hope we can welcome you back to Killarney again sometime.
Written 28 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Toni
Tipperary, Ireland4 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
What an excellent experience! Very professional and social distancing in full practice. Such a funny and interesting tour guide. Well worth the money. Most bookings were made online so I would suggest booking it that way.
Written 9 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
killarneyjauntingcar
Thank you for posting a great review and we will pass our compliments onto the Captain. We are following procedure and guidelines to the best of our ability. The wellbeing of our crew and passengers is paramount at all times. We do advise prebooking as we are now operating with limited capacities to allow for safe social distancing.
Written 10 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Óscar
5 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
Lovely cruise in the lake. The captain tells the history and curiosities about fauna and flora of the area.
Written 9 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Katiem
4 contributions
Took the one hour boat trip today with friends and family... kids and adults all enjoyed... excellent tour guide and very comfortable boat ...wonderful way to see the lake and learn some local history.
Written 4 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 22
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Killarney Jaunting Cars Tangney Tours
dpepper12000
dpepper12000
00
Great experience
This was an educational and enjoyable sightseeing experience. Our driver was a 4th generation tour guide and had j
gmagee2016
gmagee2016
00
Must do in Killarney
The trip was very chilled and a great way to see the lakes and surrounding national park. Both the tour guides on t
Bill A
Bill A
00
Friendly and informative tour with Patrick and Molly
On our last full day in Killarney, we accepted Patrick's offer to take a ride with his "boss" Molly, and we are so
Westeez46
Westeez46
00
Fantastic Jaunting Car
I never expected to like this experience. I don't especially like horses and I never do hay rides or Hanson Cabs b
Ameliaaann
Ameliaaann
00
Knowledge with fun
Both activities had very knowledgeable Guides whom were fun and very kind. Booked the day before and was not sure i
Tour64533216038
Tour64533216038
00
Such a fun activity
Absolutely loved the jaunting. Our guide Michael was so funny and the kids and I absolutely adored him. We also did
791ciarag
791ciarag
00
Great experience
Did the Killarney jaunting horse cars today, the man who brought us around, didn’t get his name but his horses name
Scarlett100
Scarlett100
00
Great family activity
Really lovely trip from Killarney town centre to Ross castle and back. We and our 2 kids loved it. Great activity t
eimeary
eimeary
00
Brilliant, highly recommend regardless of weather.
We had a brilliant time spent with Cal and Gonzo the horse learning everything the was to know about the area. Cal
smersnick
smersnick
00
Fantastic views! A MUST see.
What a wonderful tour!! I highly recommend Laura and her crew. Highly recommend the tour. The carriage ride is beau
ciwi2011
ciwi2011
00
Great family activity
We had a great trip with spectacular views all around the park and the lake. The stop at Ross Castle for a few minu
Clarekmc
Clarekmc
00
Great tour with plenty of craic
Our driver Cal was great fun and fantastic local knowledge. A beautiful afternoon in Killarney national park.
SineadL27
SineadL27
00
Great Experience!
This was a super enjoyable experience. Our guide was Michael and he was great. He was very informative and had a lo
Mclcaroline
Mclcaroline
00
Great afternoon out
We had a fab time. We were met by Billy our guide on the jaunty car and dolly the horse..he was so chatty and knowl
476nialll
476nialll
00
An incredible experience!
What can I say?! Absolutely fantastic from start to finish! From the two women who took us in their car to the Jaun
Frequently Asked Questions about Lakes of Killarney Cruise


Lakes of Killarney Cruise price starts from €12.50. Discover and book Lakes of Killarney Cruise on Tripadvisor

Lakes of Killarney Cruise cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Lakes of Killarney Cruise on Tripadvisor

Lakes of Killarney Cruise is hosted by Killarney Jaunting Cars Tangney Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Killarney Jaunting Cars Tangney Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Lakes of Killarney Cruise on Tripadvisor