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Lough Key Boats

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Boyle, Ireland
+353 86 084 6849
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Great trip

Loved our trip round Lough Key. Very enjoyable and Danny was very good at his commentary, ensuring... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
finlayargyle
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N Ireland
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Very enjoyable

Had a great day in Lough key with our boat trip definitely being one of our highlights. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Vicki M
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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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Boyle, Ireland
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+353 86 084 6849
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved our trip round Lough Key. Very enjoyable and Danny was very good at his commentary, ensuring there was something for everyone. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great day in Lough key with our boat trip definitely being one of our highlights. Very enjoyable with very knowledgeable guide. Two children 2 & 8 loved it too. Definitely recommend 😀

Thank Vicki M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great day, very useful information giving on the different islands and buildings... great day had by all...x

Thank Lorna B
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Catriona W, Owner at Lough Key Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Lorna, Thanks we really appreciate you taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. So glad to hear you had a great day :) and you found the tour informative. Wishing you a happy summer. Thanks from all the crew Catriona

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was on my own with my two kids aged 1 & 3 and on a whim decided to check it out. Probably my ears pricked up at “”fairies & teddy bear island”. Went to check to see if it would be safe or suitable...More

Thank Jenny L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide, Oliver, was funny, warm, and very knowledgeable about all the history of the islands, Castle, houses, monasteries and made it all very interesting!More

1  Thank Sonja H
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Catriona W, Owner at Lough Key Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

HI Sonja, Thanks you so much for taking the time to give us a Tripadvisor review. Oliver will be delighted to hear your feedback ! Our crew work hard to provide a funny, interesting and entertaining tour. Thank you so much for your feedback. All...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the 4:30pm trip round the lake. Great tour guide that knew his stuff. Great to hear the local history. Boat was very comfortable and not packed in.More

Thank saeb38
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Catriona W, Owner at Lough Key Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Saeb38, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review it is really appreciated. Our guides will be delighted to hear that you had a good time, they all love the local history and glad to hear that. Appreciate your...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A totally unexpected gem of a trip! I just had to write about my recent fab experience on a local boat trip (I and & non local guest I had staying with me) went on last week. Even though the weather was at its West...More

1  Thank Jenny Rose F
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Catriona W, Owner at Lough Key Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jenny Rose F, Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. Glad you and Fabio had a great time :) We can't always have the warm weather, but there is always a warm welcome for guest on Lough Key Boat Tours....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an absolutely brilliant experience on this tour last Monday. We were about to leave the park on our return to Dublin when we noticed a bit of a gathering around the boats, and we were lucky enough to be within 20 minutes of the...More

1  Thank DubTwosome
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We are just home from a trip to Lough Key, we loved the boat trip. Catriona and Oliver are fantastic hosts! Very informative, interesting and entertaining (even for a 9 year old!). Would highly reccomend to friends and look forward to our next visit.More

1  Thank Galwaygirl1504
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Catriona W, Owner at Lough Key Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Galway girl, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor ! So glad you loved it :) We try to keep all interested and entertained. So it is great news to me to hear that your nine year old...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Took the Lough Key boat trip on a lovely sunny day and enjoyed an enlightening experience. Oliver and Daniel were first class and as well as imparting historical information they entertained us with quirky humour. We will certainly use Lough Key boats again when friends...More

2  Thank SuffolkTed
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Catriona W, Owner at Lough Key Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi Ted, Thanks for taking the time to review us. Oliver and Daniel will be delighted to get your feedback :) Looking forward to welcoming you again. Thank you so much, Catriona

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