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Gap of Dunloe & Lakes of Killlarney Boat Tour

Product ID: 144624
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.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • 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

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Meeting point

Deros Tours,22 Main Street,Killarney,Co.Kerry,Ireland.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

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    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Amazing walk and views

We decided to walk the gap which was not hard at all only took 2.5 hours and we walked at our leisure, Because we walked we were able to take as many photos as we liked, if you get a jaunting car its 1.5 hours long but they go very quick so you dont really get to take any pictures when you want to. The pick up and drop off is very handy and the boat trip back was lovely as our guide had very good insights about the landscape and wild life.

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August 13, 2018

Wonderful day

Great transfers to Gap of Dunloe, pony trap was great fun, and the boat trip was good too. The only uncertainty was waiting for a pony trap, as the driver wanted a full trap (4)and everyone else was walking, so we waited for an hour to get some more people. We could have walked had we known it could take so long.

July 30, 2018

Très belle expérience et bien organisée. Nous avons choisi la marche de 11 km (nous avons marché 2h15 avec une bonne allure dans la magnifique Black Valley) jusqu'à Brandon's cottage pour prendre le bateau. Le capitaine du bateau était vraiment très gentil et les paysages superbes ! Seul bémol, même pas 5 min pour visiter le Ross Castle, nous avons dû reprendre la navette directement.

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August 17, 2019

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