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The Lake Tour takes place on the Lakes of the Killarney with Ross Castle Pier as its departure point. Ross Castle is located just a 5-minute drive or a short 20-minute walk from the town centre of Killarney.


The Lily of Killarney Watercoach Tour runs daily with a variety of morning and afternoon sailing times. Pre- booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment as our tours are very popular particularly in the high season with many sailing times being booked out well in advance.


The daily sailing times are:

• 9.15am* • 10.30am • 12.00pm

• 1.45pm • 3.15pm • 4.30pm*

(*These times are reserved for large groups only.) 

A Cruise in the Park

Enjoy a voyage of Lough Léin on the Lily of Killarney Lake Tour with breath-taking views of the Lakes, Islands and Castles of the Killarney National Park. Experience a cruise like no other whilst being comfortably seated in the modern and heated glass-covered Lily of Killarney MV Watercoach, guided by your local Captain and Guide.

Set off from 15th Century Ross Castle as you begin your journey through some of Killarney’s most famous landmarks. Drift past the ruins of St. Finian’s 6th Century monastery on Innisfallen Island before continuing to the foot of the MacGillycuddy Reeks to view Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil. Pass Ross Island as your Captain points out the flora of the area including the ancient Oak and Yew forests and learn about the unique ecosystem of the area.

The Lily of Killarney Lake Tour is an enjoyable and relaxing way to take in the beauty of the lakes and mountains whilst experiencing panoramic views of the Killarney National Park.

Glide By Killarney’s Most Celebrated Landmarks During Your
1 Hour Boat Cruise


  • "We went on the Lily of Killarney with Kids and had a pleasant time … the Captain was a real pro…..I would recommend this trip to any of my friends and family."
    Travelledpengy, Chicago, Illinois
  • “Since we first worked with Tangney Tours several years ago, our requests have seemed to get more and more complex but the team has always delivered impeccably, resulting in our clients being 100% happy every time.”
    Odyssey International, Pat Crowley
  • “Loved every minute….we visited Muckross House & Gardens, Ross Castle and had a cruise on the Lily of Killarney – our good memories of Killarney will last a lifetime thanks to the Tangney Family.”
  • "Fabulous boat trip around the lake on the Lily of Killarney with Danny our knowledgeable, humorous and friendly Captain."
    Perirose, Lixnaw, Ireland
  • “Excellent Value….. a great way to see a part of Killarney National Park and a very relaxing trip around the Lakes”
    Anne O, Killarney, Ireland.
  • “Wonderful combination trip enjoying the Lake Tour and jaunting trip with Harry the horse and Mike the driver – fun stories and lovely views.”
    A Moore, South Burlington, Vermont, USA
  • “An unmissable activity for your trip to Kerry…..we enjoyed the day and our friends had a blast too, highly recommended – all in all unmissable experience for young and old.”
    Emily M, Dublin, Ireland

“One of the most favoured attractions experienced by our Groups”

The Irish Tourism Group Ltd.

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