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15th Century Ross Castle viewed from Killarney National Park

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Soak up the tranquil landscapes and reflecting waters of Lough Leane from a comfortable, covered, heated vessel: MV Pride of the Lakes. Live commentary helps you enjoy scenery from the peaks of Magillycuddy’s Reeks to the ruins of Innisfallen Abbey, and maybe even spot eagles or sika deer. Multiple departures daily with shuttle transfers from Killarney town centre.

Experience Killarney

Cruise the beautiful Lakes of Killarney with the M.V Pride of the Lakes. Setting sail from the 15th century Ross Castle, enjoy our eco-friendly tour on Lough Leane. Or experience the sights of Killarney National Park from the traditional Jaunting Car. Operating all year-round, the Killarney Jaunting car trip is a “must” for every one visiting Killarney. Full commentary on our tours are provided by Billy “the Jarvey” and Johnny, “the Skipper” of the MV Pride of the Lakes. A complimentary transfer is available from Killarney town centre.

Waterbus Tour



Cruise Killarney's beautiful lakes with the M.V Pride of the Lakes. Family Tickets Available

Killarney Experience



Combine our cruise and jaunting car tour for a unique experience. *price based on 4 people

Jaunting Car



Explore Killarney National Park from a traditional Jaunting Car. *price based on 4 people

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Killarney Scenic Tours

Our scenic tours on Lough Leane, Killarney’s largest and most picturesque lake, and Killarney National Park offers fantastic sights of many famous heritage attractions including Ross Castle, O’Sullivan Cascade and the monastic ruins of Inisfallen Island. This Killarney waterbus tour is an enjoyable Killarney’s lakes and mountains trip to relax and view Killarney lakes and mountains. This Killarney Lake tour lasts approximately one hour.

Book today to experience the wonders of Killarney National Park!

Ross Castle is a 15th-century tower house and keep on the edge of Lough Leane, in Killarney National Park, County Kerry, Ireland.
Innisfallen or Inishfallen is an island in Lough Leane; one of the 3 Lakes of Killarney found in the Killarney National Park, and is home to the ruins of Innisfallen Abbey, one of the most impressive archaeological remains dating from the early Christian period.
Massive Pine Trees in Killarney-National-Park
15th Century Ross Castle viewed from Killarney National Park

Cruising the Lakes of Killarney

We are long established Killarney tour operators providing eco friendly traditional Irish jaunting car & boat tours around the Killarney National Park. We are the premier sightseeing tour of Killarney with a choice of morning and afternoon tours.
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Killarney, take it all in...

Our tour offers a unique opportunity to experience Killarney National Park. Relax and enjoy all the scenic beauty of Killarney. This is a spectacular experience, taking in the scenes of gentle low land, scattered islands on the lake in the shadow of the towering ruggedness of the McGillcuddy Reeks Mountain Range and learn about the flora, fauna and historical heritage of the area.

Previous Guest Reviews and Experiences

  • 5 star ratingtour on lake there last Sunday, weather was great, guide was great, tour was great, still learned something new from tour, great trip. Well done.

    RachelJenW Avatar

    5 star ratingAmazing Tour A lake tour is a must do in Killarney. We were torn between the open gap boats or getting a tour on one of the bigger enclosed boats. Ultimately it came down to how much time you want to spend and the two hour total for the carriage ride to the castle and the boat better fit our schedule. That being said once we were out on the water with the incredible views and our knowledgeable and hilarious captain we knew we made the right choice. It was an amazing time, absolutely gorgeous. And after seeing the people in the small open boats who had been there for over two hours seemed a bit much in retrospect. We had a great time. I can’t recommend this tour highly enough.

    TMoose2017 Avatar

    5 star ratingGreat trip with our hosts Frank and Cathal Both Frank and Cathal are very knowledgeable and gave a very insightful tour. The two lads are great craic which made a very enjoy tour. Very reasonably priced and I highly recommend the tour. We will definitely do it again

    Darren S Avatar
    Darren S
  • 5 star ratingAwesome 👍 A brilliant way to entertain young kids for an hour while looking at beautiful scenery and listening to great stories by captain Frank and his able assistant Oran. Highly recommend this.

    donald290 Avatar

    5 star ratingBoat ride on Lake Great way to spend a hour. Beautiful, informative and relaxing. Great friendly captain.
    Highly recommend

    pocketmom4 Avatar

    5 star ratingLake Tours Had a wonderful morning on the boat trip, Cathal was a wonderful captain ably assisted by Odhrán, great knowledge of local history and a few funny punchlines thrown in.

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  • 4 star ratingGood experience An enjoyable hour or so onboard with good commentary. Good Covid precautions with only 50% occupancy, masks mandatory and a few windows open for ventilation and we could see boat being cleaned between.

    Irish1978 Avatar

    5 star ratingGreat trip, good COVID protocols Really enjoyed the boat trip. COVID restrictions were taken very seriously with the guide telling one group to put their masks back on at one point. Looked like a lot of people queuing on the quay but the boat is so big that we were all well spaced out. Great tour of the lakes with lots of facts and great humour from the guide. Radio Kerry on on the boat really added to the atmosphere!

    catinahat87 Avatar

    5 star ratingExcellent tour! It was the best boat trip I have made in my whole life! The boat driver was very informative and the tour was very interesting! He was even very kind to pick us from our hotel and drop us off. If I will ever be to Killarney again I will definitely do this trip again!

    athsty Avatar
  • 5 star ratingGreat trip with the kids Had the boat cruise included in our hotel package. Boat trip was lovely – the captain was very enjoyable and great to see social distancing measures on the boat.
    Fabulous views from the boat!

    Mikey_8702 Avatar

    5 star ratingFantastic What an amazing day it was wonderful went with wife kids and grandad from start to finish it was just brilliant the captain of the boat was unreal he’s knowledge of the lake mountains house park was astonishing to say the least i will definitely be doing it again

    mackey722016 Avatar

    5 star ratingLakes of Killarney A lovely hour on the lake, weather was amazing. Considering the time of year, the captain was informative and witty. Would definitely recommend!

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    Michelle M
  • 5 star ratingGreat day out We had a great time today, what a wonderful way to spend an hour. 4 adults and 4 children (children all under 6). Would highly recommend the trip.

    Sinor Avatar

    4 star ratingVery nice tour The weather was great. The tour guid was so knowledgeable. Very interesting trip. A lovely hour on the lake.

    S8861SQameliam Avatar

    5 star ratingMini break This is without doubt a fantastic tour. The boat captain was excellent. His knowledge of the area was brilliant. The cost of the trip was 12 Euro and with every cent. I would recommend this tour to everyone.

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  • 5 star ratingLovely boat trip Really lovely boat trip. The captain was so friendly and he was very informative. Tour was very reasonably priced. Staff all wearing masks and covid procedures all in place

    Jackielovesfood1 Avatar

    5 star ratingEXCELLENT My husband and I loved this tour. It was calm and peaceful and so informative! We had just finished our tour of Ross castle and were looking for a tour of the lake and were so happy we found Killarney lake tours. It was a calmer day so there were only a handful of people on tour. Our tour guide was awesome and so nice. I’d highly recommend taking a tour of the lake.

    Wanderlustin_Lady Avatar

    4 star ratingDo this cruise – Killarney Lakes. Good cruise with useful commentary and knowledge of the area. Very rainy day so very few passengers on the cruise but this gave more time for talk and questions. And a chance to see this lake area as it often is. One walks through part of the Castle to access cruise dock. So interesting at every step. Nice tea house is part of the land/castle complex.
    Also of interest to fishing anglers given knowledge of also that aspect of this lake area.

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  • 5 star ratingA must-do in Killarney, Cathal is a legend! An amazing trip around the lakes and by the shoreline of the magnificent Ross Castle. Out guide Cathal was very knowledgable and good fun too. We never got bored and the whole experience if a must for any visitors to Killarney.

    Johnegg12 Avatar

    5 star ratingFantastic & great value for money The tour guide was definitely the highlight. He was so knowledgeable and really funny. Definitely a must do

    AdeleF706 Avatar

    5 star ratingGreat experience Cathal was brilliant, very informative and funny.

    Lovely experience and wasn’t too long, packed a lot in.

    michellewG2908ZJ Avatar
  • 5 star ratingGreat day Hey there on time, we were. Waiting for a taxi to get us there, taxi dropped us off. I. Was unsure how it worked, but we could see the boat and they had only just started, they came for us. We really appreciate this ad we are on honeymoon.

    515lyndacollins Avatar

    5 star ratingGreat boat ride Charming combination of boat ride to lunch area and then a jaunting car back to town. Wonderful scenery and tour from our skipper, a neat lunch on the patio and a horse drawn jaunting car back to town is certainly memorable.

    Camelback50 Avatar

    5 star ratingGreat Boat Trip Such a nice trip! Booked the trip on the recommendation of Tripadvisor and I was so glad I did! Excellent value for money! The guide was so informative and added some humor to the trip!
    It was a really beautiful trip!

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  • 5 star ratingBrilliant trip, highly recommend Highly recommend this boat trip. Went on it today and it was very enjoyable. The captain was brilliant and gave a great insight into the history of the area.

    cilldaraabu2016 Avatar

    5 star ratingLake tours Have to say absolutely fabulous went today on the tour around the lakes of Killarney very informative and interesting. Would highly recommended

    39maried Avatar

    5 star ratingNot to be missed Definitely a tour not to be missed, great value and fantastic views. Frank was a great guide who was funny, informative and friendly. No issues due to restrictions. Tour takes about 50 minutes
    Will suit all ages including families. Ill definitely take the tour again.

    Blarney230 Avatar
  • 5 star ratingGreat fun We did the hour trip in the jaunting cart. Paudie the driver and Nancy the horse were great fun. Paudie was absolutely hilarious, great crack and gave interesting details along the way. He was great with our three kids too. Definitely recommend Paudie, we will be back!!!

    465ker_m Avatar

    5 star ratingMagnifique Panorama et son Histoire Nous avons eu une belle après midi et le paysage irlandais y était de toute beauté.
    Le guide raconte avec passion et humour l’histoire du lac et de ses environs, un retour dans le temps des châteaux que nous avons bien apprécié.

    clementinegrim Avatar

    5 star ratingExcellent Tour – Exceptional People Traveling with friends this past summer we took the boat tour. Aside from the four us traveling together, the tour was a bus load of tourist from Spain. The captain was exceptional, make the tour special for all onboard in both Spanish & English. Once the tour was over he had made sure we had secured a taxi to get back to town. Just so happened, my phone fell out of my pocket in the cab. I couldn’t get the cab or cab company to answer, went out on a limb and called the boat captain. He not only tracked down the cab/driver, but delivered my phone to the hotel. Needless to say, he saved me a lot of heartache. He exuded Irish hospitality at its finest. Thank you a million times over! And yes, take the cruise! So worth it.

    TravelswithFour Avatar

Great way to spend a hour. Beautiful, informative and relaxing. Great friendly captain.
Highly recommended.
Orlando, Florida
Good cruise with useful commentary and knowledge of the area. Very rainy day so very few passengers on the cruise but this gave more time for talk and questions.
Briitish Columbia
Really enjoyed our boat trip. Very knowledgble guide.
Well worth taking the time to go out on the boat.
Benalmadena, Spain
Pleasant one hour cruise on a lovely day. Fun boat captain/guide with educational anecdotes. Efficiently run. The van picked us up in town and returned us.
Nancy H
Jackson, United States

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