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  3. Killarney

Killarney 2–Hour Kayaking and Ross Castle Tour

Product ID: 125534
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
Duration: 2 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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)
What’s Not Included
  • Any activities or services not listed on the itinerary

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Ross Castle Car Park, Ross Road, Killarney.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Cameras
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 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Great tour. Super guide. Gladly again.

October 7, 2019

It is a fun, interesting and eventful tour. The guide crowned the tour with Irish stories. A must if you like Ireland and nature.

September 13, 2019

We had a great time with Mark. The tour is a fabulous opportunity the see the lough from another perspective without idling on tourist boat.

August 20, 2019

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Wild n Happy Group Ltd

Product ID: 125534