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Gap of Dunloe & Lakes of Killlarney Boat Tour

Gap of Dunloe & Lakes of Killlarney Boat Tour

From US$ 66.27 per person

Tour the amazing Killarney National Park and Lakes of Killarney by boat. Join this unique tour and discover Gap of Dunloe by foot or horse and carriage.

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Duration 5 hours
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  • Discover the amazing Lakes of Killarney on a boat tour
  • Enjoy a 2.5-hour walk through Gap of Dunloe
  • View Old Weir Bridge from the boat
  • Meet the local and knowledgeable boatmen
Full description
The tour begins with a coach journey to Kate Kearney's Cottage. On arrival, you can arrange to take a jaunting cart ride through the six mile pass. This traditional Irish horse and cart ride will incur an additional cost which can be paid on the day. Alternatively, you can hike the six mile pass and enjoy the beautiful scenery at your own pace. Once through the gap, boats will be waiting on the Gearhameen River for the homeward journey via the enchanting upper, middle and lower lakes. On-board the boat, enjoy beautiful views of the national park and discover the famous Old Weir Bridge. Travel to the historic Ross Castle where coaches will be waiting to take you back to Killarney. Ross Castle is a 30 to 40 minute walk from the town center so there is an option of staying at Ross Castle after the boat trip and making your own way back to Killarney. 
  • Transport to Kate Kearney's Cottage
  • Boat trip through the Lakes of Killarney
  • Transport from Ross Castle to Killarney
  • Horse and carriage ride through the Gap of Dunloe. The cost is 25 EUR per person, based on 4 people per carriage. Carriages may be hired exclusively for a private trip at a cost of 100 EUR per carriage. Arrangements are to be made at Kate Kearney's Cottage
  • Lunch
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Deros Tours, 22 Main St, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 NP74, Ireland

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Electric wheelchairs
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

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Fantastic experience, Shane was exceptional on his knowledge of the area and he made it a very fun and enjoyable experience for us. The Lake and River Tour was equally as brilliant. You can tell all the guides have a real passion for what they do. I would highly recommend this tour. A++

April 25, 2022

The boat trip was simply unreal, Donal and his two dogs brought us from the upper lake through to Ross Castle. Fifth generation boatman with a wealth of knowledge which was lovingly passed on. Words cannot describe. Kerry woman taking this trip. Holidaying with my son who has settled in London and so proud to show him this jewel in the kingdom. Thank you Donal. Brilliant memories for us

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September 25, 2021

Very nice experience and well organized. We chose the 11 km walk (we walked 2h15 with a good pace in the beautiful Black Valley) to Brandon's cottage to take the boat. The captain of the boat was really nice and the scenery superb! Only downside, not even 5 minutes to visit Ross Castle, we had to take the shuttle directly.

August 17, 2019

Product ID: 144624