Call us on +353 87 261 7967 or email info@killarneyboattours.com

Call us on +353 87 261 7967 or email info@killarneyboattours.com

Frequently Asked Questions

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March to October generally but we can accommodate large groups out of season. The tour is weather dependant at all times of the year however.

Yes, the walk takes approximately 2.5 hours from Kate Kearney’s Cottage to Lord Brandon’s Cottage (7 miles; 11 km).

For online bookings, please assemble at Old Weir Lodge Guesthouse on Muckross Road, Killarney at 10am. The Sat Nav coordinates for Old Weir Lodge are 52.051537, -9.506784

Yes but please phone us on +3538 87 23907 23 if unsure on the day.

No, as when you arrive into Ross Castle by boat in the afternoon, the bus is waiting for you.

Lunch is available at Lord Brandon’s Cottage, but is not included in the price of the tour.

No, the pony and carriage ride is paid for upon arrival at Kate Kearney’s Cottage and is not included in the online booking price. Please note: Due to the remote location, please be prepared to pay cash rather than using credit cards.

It is a pony-drawn carriage which carries up to four passengers.

24 hours. For reservations within 24 hours please call +353 87 239 0723

Comfortable walking shoes if you intend to walk through the pass, also some rain wear, in case of a shower. Sometimes it can be quite cool on the Lower Lake in the afternoon.

There are no family or student concessions as there are limited seats available in each boat.

Yes, there are two alternatives:

  • By bicycle, which can be brought from Ross Castle (only) in the boat.
  • By Pony/Trap which are available to rent at the beginning of the tour at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Pony & traps are also available at Lord Brandon’s Cottage should you decide to start the trip at Ross Castle in the morning.

The cycle section through the Gap of Dunloe is a sealed road but does include some steep uphill sections as well as steep downhill sections. Care should be taken at all times as the road is open to local car traffic. The cycle from Lord Brandon’s Cottage to Killarney is 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) and does include sections which are on public roads also. Restrooms along the route are located at Kate Kearney’s Cottage, this is a bar and restaurant and is 14 kilometres (8.5 miles) from Killarney.

10.30am. We ask our guests to be there at 10.15am.

No, but there are bicycle rentals nearby:

Killarney Bike Rental; www.killarneybikerental.com

O’Sullivan’s Bike Rental; www.killarneyrentabike.com

Approximately one and a half hours depending on water levels and weather conditions.

Yes, we have free car parking facilities here at Old Weir Lodge. The bus will return you back again to Old Weir Lodge after the tour.

The sights included are:

  • Kate Kearney’s Cottage
  • The Gap of Dunloe
  • The McGillycuddy’s Reeks (The highest mountain range in Ireland)
  • Lord Brandon’s Cottage
  • The Three Lakes of Killarney
  • The Meeting of the Waters and Dinis Cottage
  • Bricin Bridge
  • Inisfallen Island
  • Ross Castle

There are also plenty of opportunities to see some of the local wildlife including; The largest herd of Red Deer in Ireland and the White-tailed Sea Eagles which have been recently re-introduced to the area.

March to October generally but we can accommodate large groups out of season. The tour is weather dependant at all times of the year however.

Yes, the walk takes approximately 2.5 hours from Kate Kearney’s Cottage to Lord Brandon’s Cottage (7 miles; 11 km).

For online bookings, please assemble at Old Weir Lodge Guesthouse on Muckross Road, Killarney at 10am. The Sat Nav coordinates for Old Weir Lodge are 52.051537, -9.506784

Yes but please phone us on +3538 87 23907 23 if unsure on the day.

No, as when you arrive into Ross Castle by boat in the afternoon, the bus is waiting for you.

Lunch is available at Lord Brandon’s Cottage, but is not included in the price of the tour.

No, the pony and carriage ride is paid for upon arrival at Kate Kearney’s Cottage and is not included in the online booking price. Please note: Due to the remote location, please be prepared to pay cash rather than using credit cards.

It is a pony-drawn carriage which carries up to four passengers.

24 hours. For reservations within 24 hours please call +353 87 239 0723

Comfortable walking shoes if you intend to walk through the pass, also some rain wear, in case of a shower. Sometimes it can be quite cool on the Lower Lake in the afternoon.

There are no family or student concessions as there are limited seats available in each boat.

Yes, there are two alternatives:

  • By bicycle, which can be brought from Ross Castle (only) in the boat.
  • By Pony/Trap which are available to rent at the beginning of the tour at Kate Kearney’s Cottage. Pony & traps are also available at Lord Brandon’s Cottage should you decide to start the trip at Ross Castle in the morning.

The cycle section through the Gap of Dunloe is a sealed road but does include some steep uphill sections as well as steep downhill sections. Care should be taken at all times as the road is open to local car traffic. The cycle from Lord Brandon’s Cottage to Killarney is 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) and does include sections which are on public roads also. Restrooms along the route are located at Kate Kearney’s Cottage, this is a bar and restaurant and is 14 kilometres (8.5 miles) from Killarney.

10.30am. We ask our guests to be there at 10.15am.

No, but there are bicycle rentals nearby:

Killarney Bike Rental; www.killarneybikerental.com

O’Sullivan’s Bike Rental; www.killarneyrentabike.com

Approximately one and a half hours depending on water levels and weather conditions.

Yes, we have free car parking facilities here at Old Weir Lodge. The bus will return you back again to Old Weir Lodge after the tour.

The sights included are:

  • Kate Kearney’s Cottage
  • The Gap of Dunloe
  • The McGillycuddy’s Reeks (The highest mountain range in Ireland)
  • Lord Brandon’s Cottage
  • The Three Lakes of Killarney
  • The Meeting of the Waters and Dinis Cottage
  • Bricin Bridge
  • Inisfallen Island
  • Ross Castle

There are also plenty of opportunities to see some of the local wildlife including; The largest herd of Red Deer in Ireland and the White-tailed Sea Eagles which have been recently re-introduced to the area.