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1 Hour Cruise on the Lakes of Killarney
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1 Hour Cruise on the Lakes of Killarney

By Killarney Lake Tours
Recommended by 97% of travellers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-96, max of 40 per group
Duration: 55m
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Start:
  • Ross Castle, Ross Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland
    Setting sail from the 15th century Ross Castle, MV Pride of the Lakes offers scenic tours on Lough Leane, Killarney’s largest and most picturesque lake
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 143555P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • 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 40 travellers

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

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 143555P1

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Ross Castle
      Ross Island, Co. Kerry, Ireland
      Setting sail from the 15th century Ross Castle, MV Pride of the Lakes offers scenic tours on Lough Leane, Killarney’s largest and most picturesque lake
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Innisfallen Island
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Killarney Lake Tours
      411
      Ireland
      Joined in October 2013
    • Cruiser30805563081
      0 contributions
      Jaunting Tour
      After a mixup on my part, Killarney Lake Tours still refunded my money. I appreciated their good will, and highly suggest this company.
      Written 21 February 2024
    • sandramI8542LH
      0 contributions
      Magical Killarney Lake Cruise
      I would highly recommend this trip to any visitor to Killarney. We were so lucky with weather, wrapped up well for November. The staff were amazing, kind, funny & very informative, as well as all safety measures in place. I learnt so much more about the beautiful town & area I live in...... felt really blessed bringing our friends out from Donegal. Family joined too, the kids were delighted to be able to have their photo taken sitting on the Captains seat. Thank you for making our whole experience magical & for a great price too.
      Written 4 November 2023
    • brianbV2251YY
      0 contributions
      Pleasant Hour on the water
      Very pleasant and the Captain did a good job of keeping us informed and entertained. Would recommend.
      Written 13 September 2023
    • middlewife
      0 contributions
      Views to die for
      Lovely trip in a warm, dry boat. Sufficient commentary to make it interesting, without being intrusive, highly recommended.
      Written 28 August 2023
    • Q9835LSmichaeld
      0 contributions
      Something to surprise those wishing to visit Killarney .
      I have been on the lake 5 times this summer (year) I took three groups of people . I must say that Johnnie the boat man and his assistant did more than magnificent job on all occasions. . I am constantly selling the trip to everyone I meet . I am a proud Kerryman and this boat experience is a jewel in the crown for Kerry and Killarney. I would also like to mention the efficiency of Rose and the employees at the booking office . Each time I contacted them with my requests , they were a pleasure to deal with . I am looking forward to my next trip already . Keep up the good work .. Well done Michael Dineen Trip coordinator. Cork
      Written 13 August 2023
    • JoeR712
      0 contributions
      relaxing, great views, Eagle spotting.
      The boat was covered so the weather wasn't a factor, the weather was nice though. It rained a little but the visibility was great. We saw an eagle at the base of the mountain where they are known to nest. The captain took us on close so we could have a look, I love the spontaneity of that. The tour was about an hour and was very relaxing. Great views, but there are great views everywhere so that's not strange in Killarney. would recommend.
      Written 12 August 2023
    • Curiosity06631372216
      0 contributions
      Fun jaunting car but rained out lake cruise.
      It was raining and stormy. Not the fault of the tour operator of course. We enjoyed the jaunting car ride but were stuck at Ross Castle because the weather was too rough for the lake cruise.
      Written 8 July 2023
    • Beth C
      0 contributions
      Wonderful! A real highlight of our trip . An exquisite setting on the lake by Ross castle. Not to be missed !
      The setting ,scenery , and captain was all so great . A quiet boat and beautiful views of the mountains and Ross castle . We saw an eagle nest too
      Written 21 June 2023
    • Limerick86
      0 contributions
      Good trip
      Nice boat trip when the weather nice,For people who have visited Killarney for years its a nice view from the lakes and you get boat from Ross castle,cash only on board or book online
      Written 6 June 2023
    • bcaha
      0 contributions
      Private experience
      We prebooked the boat tour for 4:00 pm and when we arrived there was no one else around. Apparently we were the only customers! The two men working the boat took us out for our own private ride around the lake. Can't get any better than that! And it was a gorgeous day - so even better! At their recommendation we walked back to our hotel from the lake, which was such a fantastic walk. Thanks again!
      Written 26 September 2022
    • Denis F
      0 contributions
      The other one might be better
      We were second in line to get in, when a group of 45 arrived. They let them pass in front of everyone, and of course, they all took the best seats (windows), leaving only aisles (with limited view) available. The one in charge of the group didn’t have any information about the booking when asked by the captain, no proof of payment, it was still not a problem… I’ve travelled enough to understand that groups have priority lanes in museums. They have a schedule to follow, they can’t wait. In a boat??? We all leave and come back at the same time. For this company, if you paid the full price by booking directly with them, you are second class passengers, and you take the leftovers. I regret I didn’t book with the other similar tour. They have better overhead windows, so if you are stuck in the middle, at least you can see something.
      Written 19 August 2022
    • VivG100
      0 contributions
      Lovely few hours
      Nice scenic gentle few hours by Jaunting Car out to Ross Castle and guided lake cruise. Most enjoyable. But, be aware that transfer back into Killarney is not included, no problem for the able-bodied as only a few kilometres.....a taxi for 2 cost 8 euro back into town.
      Written 18 August 2022
    • nohova
      0 contributions
      Brilliant experience 😊
      Fantastic day here with cathal , could not recommend enough...very informative and interesting 🤔 excellent for families and the boat trip was great 👍
      Written 2 August 2022
    • 630sineads
      0 contributions
      AAA+
      Thoroughly enjoyed our lake tour. Frank the captain/tour guide was very informative, funny and great with adults and children alike. 100% recommended thank you!
      Written 1 August 2022
    • Stef L
      0 contributions
      To see the lakes from another perspective
      In the boat you can really appreciate the beauty and size of the lakes. My compliments for the crew as they tell a great many details about the lakes and it's surroundings as well as its history. I absolutely recommend to go on a tour!
      Written 31 July 2022
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    robplusann
    Shrewsbury, UK42 contributions
    We took a one hour boat trip on Lough Leane and were slightly dissapointed with what saw. We felt that we could have been on any lake as there we no spectacular views. We saw a lot of islands but nothing of great interest. We saw a nice moutain range but you could have seen this from Killarney.

    There were no toilets or refreshments on the boat, but there were facilities at Ross Castle.

    On a positive note we left from Ross Castle which was quite stunning up close and from the boat (we did manage to get some nice photos of this from on the lake). We were extremely fortunate to see a rare white tailed eagle which they are trying to re introduce into this area. The guide was knowledgeable but not always very clear and didn't have the fluency and patter you may expect.

    Probably would not do this trip again but wish we would have spent the time going around Ross Castle instead.
    Written 10 July 2019
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    Caroline
    Galway, Ireland9 contributions
    Jul 2021
    Had a fantastic tour of the lake with our Captain who was great craic! A great host and very informative regarding the island's, and history of the area etc. I would highly recommended it The boat was spotless and very roomy! A must if staying in Killarney!
    Written 20 July 2021
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    Good afternoon Carol, Many thanks for your review and lovely comments. Rose
    Written 31 August 2021
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    Darren S
    Dublin, Ireland30 contributions
    Both Frank and Cathal are very knowledgeable and gave a very insightful tour. The two lads are great craic which made a very enjoy tour. Very reasonably priced and I highly recommend the tour. We will definitely do it again
    Written 31 July 2020
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    Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed both myself and Frank. I will pass on your comments to him. Best wishes, Cathal
    Written 3 October 2020
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    pocketmom4
    Orlando, FL89 contributions
    Great way to spend a hour. Beautiful, informative and relaxing. Great friendly captain.
    Highly recommend

    Written 17 October 2019
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    Thank you so much for the lovely review i am so delighted you in enjoyed our little cruise of the lake looking for to seeing you back on board again soon . Best wishes Kevin
    Written 30 October 2019
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    921don
    Ladysmith, British Columbia3 contributions
    Oct 2019 • Couples
    Good cruise with useful commentary and knowledge of the area. Very rainy day so very few passengers on the cruise but this gave more time for talk and questions. And a chance to see this lake area as it often is. One walks through part of the Castle to access cruise dock. So interesting at every step. Nice tea house is part of the land/castle complex.
    Also of interest to fishing anglers given knowledge of also that aspect of this lake area.
    Written 10 October 2019
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    Delighted you enjoyed our tour of the lake and cheers for the lovely review .Hope to see ye back on the board again soon Best Wishes Kevin
    Written 30 October 2019
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    sleonard11
    Benalmadena, Spain52 contributions
    Really enjoyed our boat trip. Very knowledgble guide. Well worth tking the time to go out on the boat
    Written 28 September 2019
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    Cheers for that lovely review thank you Looking forward to having ye back on board soon. Best Wishes Kevin
    Written 30 October 2019
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    Nancy H
    Jackson, United States3 contributions
    Sept 2019 • Friends
    Pleasant one hour cruise on a lovely day. Fun boat captain/guide with educational anecdotes. Efficiently run. The van picked us up in town and returned us.
    Written 16 September 2019
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    Thank you so much for the lovely review looking forward to having ye back on board soon and hope the rest of your holidays were a blast . Best Wishes Kevin
    Written 30 October 2019
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    Cath T
    1 contribution
    Sept 2019
    Would definitely recommend this cruise, great way to see and learn about the lakes in a very relaxed way.(the good weather was a bonus) Kevin our captain was very helpful, friendly and very knowledgeable about the lakes, showing he had great pride in what he did. Very reasonably priced as well.
    Written 15 September 2019
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    A Perfect delight you enjoyed our cruise around lakes and the pleasure is all our to show off our lovely part of the world. Thank you so much for the lovely review see ye soon i hope. Best Wishes Kevin
    Written 30 October 2019
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    Connector8701
    1 contribution
    Captain Kevin was excellent, a mine (copper) of information.
    We thoroughly enjoyed the trip

    Bernard and Noeleen Ward

    Written 29 August 2019
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    Really appreciate the pun, very well put, might use the joke myself as im runnning out of original material. Delighted you enjoyed your trip and the information that came with it. Its always a pleasure to hear from satisfied customers. Kind regards, Kevin
    Written 13 September 2019
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    Cmac1010
    5 contributions
    Aug 2019 • Friends
    Brilliant cruise. The tour guide that sailed the boat also was great for giving lots of information as going round the lake. The scenery was beautiful with a fabulous selection of soothing music provided on board.
    I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone if you are visiting Killarney.
    Written 27 August 2019
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    Happy to hear the trip on the lakes made your time in Killarney enjoyable. The irish music always adds to the journey to make it a fully authentic irish experince. Hope to see you again soon Regards, kevin
    Written 13 September 2019
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