Killarney 2–Hour Kayaking and Ross Castle Tour

Killarney 2–Hour Kayaking and Ross Castle Tour

From $42.23 per person

This kayak tour is the best way to experience the Lakes of Killarney and offers you a unique insight into the historical importance of Ross Castle and the formation of the surrounding landscape.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Discover the Lakes of Killarney
  • Experience the fun of kayaking
  • Learn about the history of Ross castle
  • Gaze out upon spectacular scenery
  • Experience nature close at hand
Full description
With every turn your heart will be captured with dramatic scenery of mountains that rise from the lakes shores, majestic ancient woodlands and glass-like water. Start your tour by getting properly equipped with a wet suit and buoyancy aid, before heading down to the shore for a safety briefing. Starting by Ross Island, you will make your way through a beautiful channel, under a stone bridge to a unique side of Ross Island that few see.  Small, limestone islands dot the lake, glass water reflects the day's sky, and in the distance you have Ireland's tallest mountain range, the McGillcuddy Reeks. The next part of this tour takes you to a few of these islands, passing through caves and experiencing the delights of Ireland's oldest national park. Learn all about the history of how this area formed, its role during the Bronze Age, and why this lake became known as Lough Leane, meaning the lake of learning. After taking in the peaceful views and having a bit of fun in the caves, head back towards the 15th century Ross Castle, where your guide will tell you all about Cromwell's ingenious invasion of the castle, as well as how Killarney National Park came to be. 
  • Professional guide
  • Wetsuit & buoyancy aid
  • Kayak equipment (double sit-on-top kayaks)
  • Any activities or services not listed on the itinerary
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Ross Castle Car Park, Ross Road, Killarney.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please bring the following: pair of trainers you don’t mind getting wet, swim wear to use underneath wetsuit, no cotton clothing to be worn as these items of clothing will hold water and may accelerate chances of hypothermia, towel, spare clothes and shoes for after activity, food and water
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

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September 24, 2020

September 19, 2020

would recommend this activity. mick and diarmuid were so knowledgeable and fun and we had a great few hours. my sister is already booked in to go tomorrow.

September 8, 2020

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