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Address: Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Ireland
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+353 71 966 7037
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Based in Lough Key Forest Park we are are a family owned and run business a...

Based in Lough Key Forest Park we are are a family owned and run business a offering boat hire and boat tours on the scenic lake of Lough Key. Enjoy the beauty, tranquillity and history of Lough Key, on board our 40-seater boat "The Trinity" a fully enclosed, centrally heated tour boat.We are Lough Key locals who can share interesting and quirky stories about Lough Key as well as taking you on a professionally guided tour of one of the greatest Lakes in Ireland. During the tour you will be entertained by legends, for instance "Una Bhan" and the legacy of Trinity, Church and Castle islands. Located at the harbour is a fleet of Rowing boats for hourly rental these boats can seat up to five persons and life jackets are supplied. Lough Key Boats is a seasonal business open during the summer season, which starts the last week June until the last week of August. We organize customised tours all year round with special booking in advance. We can also organize fishing boats all year round please contact us to book in advance.

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The only way to explore Lough Key

It is a beautiful lake but you really have to see it. We took a boat out and started to row. As I couldn't swim I used the life jacket given and off we went. First to castle... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
Tony B
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County Dublin, Ireland
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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

It is a beautiful lake but you really have to see it. We took a boat out and started to row. As I couldn't swim I used the life jacket given and off we went. First to castle island and then all around as many islands as we could.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

A really enjoyable day out for all the family in such a beautiful setting. Danny really made the tour fun. Can't wait to return

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Thank FrankieWest24
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Went out for an afternoon trip and the guide was hilarious. Such a funny guy who kept everyone's attention and had a great way telling the history of the lake. Captain was lovely and let the children sit in her seat and get a photo with the cap on. Lovely way to spend a few hours

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Thank unamoo
Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed this hour-long tour of Lough Key. Danny the driver was fantastic as was Mark the guide! It was an informative & fun tour... A definite must when in the area... It was The highlight of our trip..

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Clogherhead, louth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic tour of lough key very informative about the history of lough key and very family friendly teddy bear island is fantastic it put huge smiles on all faces young n old! Liz was lovely letting kids put on the captains hat and pose for pics at the wheel at end of the tour while our guide Daniel was a... More 

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County Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Our guide,Oliver truly made the trip memorable. He was a fund of knowledge about local history and his wit and love of 'his lough' struck a chord with all of our big family group.Fee was very reasonable( and that leaves a happy memory too!)

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Thank leonarddolores
County Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent tour duration one hour. Bit pricey at 12 euro adult and 6 child. Excellent and obliging guide and captain, jovial and informative, very enjoyable

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Prince Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Was a great tour with great guides. Danny was very knowledgeable, loud enough to hear, and very entertaining! Castle Island was neat to see from the boat.

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Thank Ivalaine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

As an Aussie I had a fabulous cruise with friends. Was a stunning day and captain Liz and the guide were great fun and very informative. Steeped in history, I would recommend this tour to anyone. A great hour on the Lough.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Wonderful experience, Danny was our first class guide and did a superb job. Enthusiastic and informative, very knowledgeable and above all funny. Great tour.

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