Killarney Tours
1 hour Lake Cruise on Killarney's Largest Lake
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1 hour Lake Cruise on Killarney's Largest Lake

By Killarney Lake Tours
Recommended by 95% of travellers
95% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Cruise Killarney's beautiful lakes with the M.V Pride of the Lakes. Setting sail from the 15th century Ross Castle, MV Pride of the Lakes offers scenic tours on Lough Leane- its a comfortable covered heated vessel. This beautiful cruise offers a spectacular experience, cruising in the scenes of gentle low lands, scattered island in the shadow of the towering ruggedness of the McGillycuddy Reeks - you might catch a glimpse of the white tailed eagles or the beautiful sika deer while taking the tour. A full commentary is provided on this tour.
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Ages 0-96, max of 40 per group
Duration: 55m
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Live guide: English
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  • Full Commentary on board


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.

    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Service animals allowed
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 143555P2

    • 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: 143555P2

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    • 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.
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      Ross Castle
      Innisfallen Island
    About the operator
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    • Killarney Lake Tours
      437
      Ireland
      Joined in October 2013
    • Inthesky2
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Right Ride
      If you're looking for a memorable adventure, I suggest visiting The Muckross House & Gardens with a jaunting car ride! We got there just in time for the final tour, all thanks to Thomas who was super fun and full of interesting facts. Big shout out to Thomas and his trusty horse, Jimmy, for making our trip memorable!
      Written 15 May 2024
    • gabriellem356
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bad experience overall and wouldn't recommend
      We booked the 1 hr jaunty ride and 1 hr boat ride combo tour. Was extremely disappointed with the experience. Our jaunty driver never showed up. Luckily a different tour company helped us out and was able to bring us to the ross castle/boat tour drop off point. The boat tour itself was extremely disappointing as well. The driver did not share too much history or information. He pointed out one or two different flora/fauna, but it definitly wasnt as exciting or inclusive as the website made it seem. In reality is was a very slow quiet boat ride on the lake. My husband and I actually almost fell asleep on the boat. It was a waste of time and even advised our friends to avoid booking. I apologize for the harsh review, but it is completely honest.
      Written 4 April 2024
    • sarahoC2340SW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful trip and knowledgeable guide
      Beautiful jaunting trip with Patrick and his horse, who was a great and knowledgeable guide. Would highly recommend :)
      Written 2 April 2024
    • Cruiser30805563081
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      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
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    Greens Houseplants
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Couples
    Really lovely trip. The views are beautiful even on a cloudy day and the guide was very knowledgable. The boat was warm and comfortable. Pet friendly, we took our two dogs with us. highly recommend
    Written 23 May 2024
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    Hi greenshouseplants, thank you for your lovely review and kind words.
    Written 3 June 2024
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    MomfromIreland
    Dublin, Ireland6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2024 • Couples
    The lake was brilliant. The bus boat tour was a fantastic option as the guide in the boat pointed out all the points around and explained the history well. Definitely recommended option while exploring the National park Killarney.
    Written 2 July 2024
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    Hi, we are happy to hear you had such a lovely time with us on our boat tour of the Lough Leane. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience!
    Written 5 July 2024
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    Cheryle A
    Katy, TX7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Solo
    Patrick, my guide, and his photogenic horse, Tommy were absolutely wonderful! I did my jaunting ride in the Killarney National Park as a solo rider. I did have to pay for 2 people as it was a minimum of 2 for a booking. I didn't mind it one bit. Patrick loan me a blanket to use as it was a but cold and it kept me comfortable. He also provided very informative and lively commentary throughout my ride. I was dropped off right at Ross Castle and there I enjoyed the boat ride. Took lots of photos! Great experience!!a
    Written 27 April 2024
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    Dear 281Cherylelas, thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you had such a great experience on your Combination Tour. Thank you again and we hope you’ll visit us in the future!
    Written 30 April 2024
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    Jade S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2024 • Friends
    An absolutely excellent experience. Absolutely no negative experience only a positive one. Took pictures for us and all and guy with the boat driver was sound out. Booked this for a hen party and the captain of the boat was great craic and relaxed and easy going. Thanks a million again for the boat tour views were amazing!
    Written 8 July 2024
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    Dear J1434HPjades. thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time at our Private Waterbus Tour.
    Written 9 July 2024
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    Darach C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were late and missed our tour but they were very accommodating and let us on the next one. The tour guide was great, knowledgeable and funny. They let the kids drive and you could step out the back for fresh air and pictures when needed. Great experience!
    Written 11 July 2024
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    martina w
    60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2024 • Couples
    Lovely relaxing boat trip despite the rain. The captain was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Great scenery I'd definitely recommend
    Written 4 July 2024
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    Hi, many thanks for this wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed the trip and we will pass on your kind comments to the team on the boat.
    Written 5 July 2024
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    Siobhan C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Couples
    Very pleasant tour, unfortunately it was raining heavily, so the views were not as spectacular as they could be. The castle and grounds are very nice.
    Written 28 June 2024
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    Hi Siobhan, many thanks for your lovely review, it is greatly appreciated.
    Written 1 July 2024
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    Suzanne
    County Meath, Ireland6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Family
    Fabulous cruise, knowledgeable guide, amazing scenery & great value! I would really recommend it when visiting killarney .
    Written 15 June 2024
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    Dear simon123456i, many thanks for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed our tour!
    Written 20 June 2024
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    KiMar G
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Solo
    This tour was very enjoyable. The guide was knowledgeable and the scenery beautiful! I would sign up for this tour again.
    Written 25 May 2024
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    Good afternoon, Many thanks for this wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed the trip and we will pass on your kind comments to the team on the boat.
    Written 3 June 2024
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    Paul W
    Sherborne, UK38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Couples
    A charming cruise with a great pilot. Just the right amount of commentary. And he took time to let us see the white tailed eagle on her nest. Unforgettable.
    Written 10 May 2024
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    Dear B9662OJpaulw, many thanks for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and got to see the white eagle too.
    Written 3 June 2024
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