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Bus, Boat & Jaunting Cart Tour (Jaunting Cart Paid Separately)
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Bus, Boat & Jaunting Cart Tour (Jaunting Cart Paid Separately)

By Gap of Dunloe Tours
Recommended by 93% of travellers
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Ages 2-70, max of 60 per group
Duration: 5h
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • The price of the Jaunting Cart is not included. The cost is €35 pp, max 4 people paid in cash.


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • O'Connors Traditional Pub, 7 High Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 DV26, Ireland
    Next door to QUILLS shop
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 136699P3

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travellers

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

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      • 1
        Discover the beautiful Lakes of Killarney and the breath-taking Gap of Dunloe with our Bus, Boat & Jaunting Cart Tour. The tour includes full bus transfers (in the morning and return in the afternoon) and a boat journey through the three Lakes of Killarney (approximately 90 minutes in length). Please note the Jaunting cart price is not included in this tour. The journey through the Gap of Dunloe (approximately 7mile/11km) takes the Jaunting cart's approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to make the journey. The cost for the jaunting cart is €100, with max 4 people to a cart and this is paid directly to the driver in cash. This price is increasing to €120 for the 2023 season. Jaunting Cars can be hired at Kate Kearney's Cottage or Lord Brandon's Cottage.
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        Ross Castle
        Old Weir Bridge
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      • Gap of Dunloe Tours
        217
        Ireland
        Joined in June 2014
      • 464justined
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great day out
        This is a great tour for outdoor enthusiasts, fabulous scenery. The combination of boat tour and hike was great for active people. It would have been good to have some additional commentary on the boat and information for the self guided hike.
        Written 22 May 2024
      • Mgmt-1313
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An amazing experience!
        We had an amazing time at the Gap of Dunloe, what an amazing experience! I think I this one of the ‘Must Do’s’ in Ireland. This company was great and took excellent care of us.
        Written 22 April 2024
      • Voyage12150423402
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        The Only Way to See the Lakes of Killarney
        What an experience to view the Gap of Dunloe and the Black Valley from a traditional jaunting car! Much quicker than walking, but you need to be fit enough to walk about a quarter mile of the steepest ascent where the horse finds the going tough. We loved the open boat trip through the 3 lakes with amusing commentary from the boatman. The high-light was shooting the rapids in the long reach!
        Written 5 October 2023
      • ghm3909
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Gap of Dunloe Bike & Boat Tour
        This took a bit of work: The bike rentals are not affiliated with the ‘barge’ tour. Actually, the ‘barges’ were traditional boats and far more substantial than we anticipated. We expected to just be shuttled across the Lake, but enjoyed a scenic 90 minute tour of the lakes and interconnecting waterways. The bike ride over the Gap of Dunloe included a substantial climb - we are regular riders (non-electric) and actually ended up pushing our bikes for a bit (didn’t help it was during rain). Bike rentals from one of three ‘bike hires’ in Killarney. We used Killarney Bike Bike Rental. Bikes were better than expected, although they would have benefited from some maintenance. Ride from Downtown Killarney to the Ross Castle (where we met the boats) was lovely - through the Park a couple of miles. Views from the Gap back down were breathtaking, with steep canyon walls and cascading waterfalls. Ride back into Killarney did include some riding on roads, but these were low volume. When you get to the main road, there are bike lanes, and then a place to duck into the Park. Great excursion for the day!
        Written 1 October 2023
      • Sheila James K
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome experience.
        Everybody in their lifetime should do this tour. The old taxi bus to Ross Castle was good. The open boat ride was a little wet but had beautiful views. The Gap of Donloe was nothing but spectacular on the Jaunting Car Tour. It was just beautiful, the mountains with waterfalls and the scenery were breathtaking. We were picked up at Kate cottage on a small bus and dropped off at O’Conner pub. Our Jaunting Car driver was very good also. To me it was worth every penny.
        Written 29 September 2023
      • Adventure687452
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Tour.
        My husband & I did the Gap of Dunloe Bus, Boat & Jaunty tour which was absolutely amazing. Beautiful scenery throughout but especially on the boat trip which was about 1.5 hours. The jaunty ride followed which was great as well. Would love to do again if we get an opportunity to visit Killarney again. Killarney was one of our favourite places in the whole of our 6.5 weeks trip around UK and Ireland and this tour was an absolute highlight of our holiday. Had been so looking forward to this tour and it did't disappoint. Highly recommend!
        Written 26 September 2023
      • amywM601BQ
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Stunning Views
        We did the boat tour from Ross Castle to Lord Brandon’s cottage. We rented bikes and took them with us. The sights were gorgeous. Our captain was very informative and super nice. Fantastic day!!
        Written 21 September 2023
      • fuchsia2014
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best day out EVER
        We took the boat from Ross Castle to Lord Brandon's, had lunch there and took the boat back. Our daughter walked the Gap and we picket her up at Kate Kearneys later. The weather was gorgeous , the views were amazing, and all in all it ranks as one the best days of my life. Will definitely go again.
        Written 8 September 2023
      • Frankie K
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent experience of the National Park
        Beautiful walk with wonderful views. There were a few other hikers on the walk so it's wasn't total solitude but it was peaceful. Be prepared for the odd car and jaunting carriage along the route too. The boat journey there was informative and cuts through all three lakes but you may be able to hear morecif you're sitting at the stern of the boat.
        Written 27 August 2023
      • 290terryd
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Do it!
        Incredible tour! The boat ride is fantastic! We walked between the cottages through the Gap of Dunloe, fantastic views! Steady up hill walk but it was worth it. Our boat driver, Paul, was the best! I highly recommend this tour!
        Written 20 July 2023
      • Finallybrokepar
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great way to spend the day in Killarney National Park
        We did the Boat and Bike tour - bought the boat only tix through Gap of Dunloe Tours and rented ebikes at Killarney Bike Rental. Great way to spend a day. Boat ride is a very scenic ~ 1.5 hour ride through a few lakes and streams. Get to the pier early (there are more than 1 pier at Ross Castle, you want Reen - we went to the wrong one first....) and explore the castle. If you are going to ride bikes back through the Dunloe Gap (BEAUTIFUL ride), I'd recommend ebikes. The first part of the ride is a pretty steep climb up to the top of the gap. After that, it's mostly downhill. You'll need to be in pretty excellent shape to attempt the climb on a regular bike. Also, there are lots of paths around Killarney Park to ride after you are back in town.
        Written 13 July 2023
      • kienslee
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Experience of Gap of Dunloe Hike
        The tour was awesome. The guides were friendly and provided good instructions. the boat ride was well worth it to see the park from the water. We then walked the Gap of Dunloe instead of jaunting. Only downside is the rush you feel at the end to be on time to catch the bus going back to Killarney. The walk is well worth it if you are physically able to do it, but the time limit doesn't allow you much time to take in the scenery and stop to snack. That's the downside, but i'd walk it anytime over jaunting!
        Written 15 June 2023
      • Timandbecka
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience
        Great experience. Boat captain ws informative. Only issue was left late from pub so less time to walk the Gap of Dunloe. Good time!
        Written 6 June 2023
      • jacobbergerj
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An Amazing Day!
        We rented bikes in Killarney, took the boat ride and then biked through the Gap of Dunloe. The boat ride was beautiful, the guide was friendly and knowledgeable. An amazing experience!
        Written 4 June 2023
      • HannahAlex_92
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommendable
        Great experience, best organisation, very kind people. Despite the weather was not the best we hat a great great day. Highly recommendable!
        Written 28 March 2023
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      SB1114
      Irvine, CA897 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2024 • Couples
      This was a really fun excursion! From the meeting point, you are bussed out to where the jaunting carts congregate. The drivers are very organized, four people to a jaunting cart (cash only), so our party of two was paired with another couple.Liam and his dad were great guides; very entertaining:). Be warned that there is a portion of the ride where everyone gets out and walks up a couple of steep hills. I had a walking boot on at the time, so was able to stay in the cart, which made this a pretty good activity to get out and see a lot of things even with limited mobility. There is a nice restaurant (cash only) where are you take a break for a while before the boats take off back to Killarney. The boats are small, open boats, and you go across the lakes until you get back to town. Very scenic!
      Written 22 May 2024
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      Theresa M
      Lakeville, MN8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a wonderful day! The boat ride was beautiful. Scenery you won’t see from the road. Then the Jaunting Cart! Our driver was local and so fun to chat with. You can’t beat the views from a wide open cart. Lived it!
      Written 21 May 2024
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      janine c
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent way to experience the heart of Killarney National Park. Kind and courteous and knowledgeable guides. We highly recommend!
      Written 10 May 2024
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      Mandy D
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An absolute MUST when visiting Ireland. Stunning scenery and knowledgeable guides. We were blessed with incredible weather as well! If you are taking a jaunting car, be prepared for a decent amount of walking up a steep incline along the way as there is a stretch that is too hard for the horses with a carload. Would definitely do it again!!
      Written 27 April 2024
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      John W
      Edstaston, UK1 contribution
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2024 • Couples
      A memorable experience only let down by the weather. Fortunately we had dressed appropriately. Would be stunning views and would definitely do the trip again in better conditions. Staff were excellent.
      Written 2 April 2024
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      Nikkimacg
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2024 • Couples
      An absolutely breathtaking and spectacular day. We loved every minute of it.
      We were considering walking, but decided to take the Jaunting cart, and we are SO glad we did! It made our trip even more memorable. I can’t speak highly enough of our guide-Micheal, he answered all our questions and spoke so passionately about the area-his local knowledge was second to none.
      We then had the most delicious vegetable soup at the cafe-an absolute must-before getting on the boat tour.
      Rory, like Micheal was amazing, I can’t help thinking how lucky we were to have both these guides taking us on our tour
      Honestly the most amazing day, couldn’t recommend it more
      Written 31 March 2024
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      Richard H
      7 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2024 • Family
      We loved every minute of it. The classic bus was adorable!!! Our boat captain Timmy was authentic and great! We got soaked in the boat the weather turned windy and rainy… that just added to the adventure! The jaunting cart was an absolute highlight and very exciting! Our driver Mike was awesome… we laughed all the way! Tom our horse was mighty, strong and wonderful! He liked the hugs of gratitude afterwards. We will cherish this memory forever! ❤️
      Written 26 March 2024
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      paige m
      Santa Maria, CA1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2023 • Family
      We had such a great time! A little chilly in November for a Californian, but well worth it. Highly recommend! Patrick had us dying laughing the whole time and even let me take the reins for a moment. Dolly (the pony) wasn't a huge fan of mine. Beautiful scenery, and good company. - Paige Trego
      Written 20 November 2023
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      Laurie A
      Mount Prospect, IL3 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Couples
      I'm not sure there is a better way to really experience and explore the Gap of Dunloe than the combination boat and jaunting car. The views are incredible! It is a chilly adventure to be sure in October, but I wouldn't have missed it. The only improvements I would make is to allow a couple more points to slow down the cart and boat for passengers to photograph and to offer a bit more history and perspective to the passengers. Both our cart driver and boat driver were very quiet, and though they responded to questions, they didn't offer a lot of extra information.
      Written 16 October 2023
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      Margot B
      1 contribution
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2023 • Family
      This was a phenomenal way to see Killarney National Park and the Gap. Contrary to other reviewers we actually started at Ross Castle and they gave us 45 minutes to tour it before hopping on the boat. The directions and expectations were very clear and each of our guides were funny, personable and knowledgeable! My personal favorite part was the boat ride. For the jaunting cart, I would have rather hiked this but we wre traveling with two older family members who were unable to hike the trail and they loved the jaunting cart. I felt a little bad for the horses and offered to get out several times as they are constantly climbing steep hills, so this was not my favorite part, but our guide was gentle with his horse.

      Overall I think this was a great value for the experience and we would love to come back and explore the park some more!
      Written 5 October 2023
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