Killarney Kayaking Tour and Innisfallen Island

Killarney Kayaking Tour and Innisfallen Island

From $60.73 per person

Set in the heart of Ireland's largest national park, this kayak adventure on the Lakes of Killarney will let you experience the unique beauty of Innisfallen Island, its rich history and diverse wildlife.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore the abbey ruins on Innisfallen Island
  • Discover the lake's hidden secrets
  • Learn about local myths and legends
  • Gaze out upon spectacular scenery
  • Experience nature close at hand
Full description
With every turn you'll be amazed at the dramatic scenery of mountains that rise from the lake's shores, majestic ancient woodlands and crystal-clear waters as you journey out towards the spellbinding Innisfallen Island, home to a 6th-century abbey and wild sika deer. You will start your tour by getting properly equipped with a wetsuit and buoyancy aid, before heading down to the shore for a safety briefing. The tour will start by Ross Island, an island made up of limestone. Enjoy the age-old stories of this area as you paddle your way past limestone outcroppings, radiating trees, and glistening water. Soon, you will reach Innisfallen Island and be greeted by the sika deer who guard the most impressive archaeological remains in the park from the early Christian period. The most important of these features is Inisfallen Abbey, founded in the 7th-century by St. Finian the Leper and which was occupied up until the 14th-century. Take your time as you explore the ruins and take the loop around the isle, before heading back to the mainland. On your way back, you will hear about Cromwell's ingenious invasion of Ross Castle, as well as how Killarney National Park, the oldest national park in Ireland, came to be. 
  • Professional guide
  • Wetsuit & buoyancy aid
  • Kayak equipment
  • Photos of your tour
  • Any activities/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
  • 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

The meeting point is Ross Castle Car Park (first car park on the right), Ross Road, Killarney. Please arrive 15 minutes before your tour departure time.

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September 5, 2020

August 24, 2020

Fantastic morning kayaking out on Lough Leane. Our tour guides Mick and Mark were really helpful on the water, and had a wealth of knowledge to share about the history of Innisfallen island, and the surrounding area. Highly recommend. Brilliant activity for a sunny day.

August 9, 2020

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