For those of you who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of a modern day life or those who are looking for something different, something new then why don’t you spend a relaxing morning or afternoon exploring the deep, sparkling Lakes of Killarney by kayak.
The Lakes of Killarney offer the most spectacular views of Killarney’s amazing scenery. Killarney Lakes consists of three main Lakes- Lough Leane, Muckross Lake & Upper Lake which are all part of Killarney National Park and are surrounded by rugged slopes of the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks. They are studded with islands and on the shores lie some of Killarney’s most stunning historic landmarks such as Ross Castle, Muckross House & Muckross Abbey.
Our unique guided Kayak tours are the best way to experience the lakes and to get a real insight into the historical past of the majestic landscapes and early human settlements.
Ross Castle Tour – This 2 hour tour will have you paddling down moats, into open waters and through naturally formed tunnels as well giving you an insight into the the lakes and how the local landscape was formed. You will also discover the history of Ross Castle and why it was considered the strongest castle ever built at that time.
Innisfallen Island tour – This 3 hour tour starts off by Paddling out onto the tranquil waters of Lough Leane Lake where you will enjoy panoramic views over the 15th-century Ross Castle whilst taking the opportunity to look to the skies for sightings of native birdlife. You will then arrive on the shores of Innisfallen Island, a 6th Century settlement and if you are lucky you will be greeted by its renowned hosts, the Sika deer, which roam around freely on the island. Straightaway you are struck by the absolute peace and solitude of the island as you walk along its rugged shores, before meandering through its still standing structures that echo its incredible past.
Previous experience is not needed when participating in one of our tours and our guide will give you a tutorial before you set sail on how to use your kayaks effectively and safely. So if you are looking for an escape from the mundane of modern day life then definitely take one of our amazing Kayak tours and you won’t be disappointed.