Bus & Boat Tour

6 hours (Approx.)
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 12
Mobile ticket


The Gap of Dunloe Tour is a must do for visitors to Killarney. The ‘Adventure’ begins daily from our head office at O’Connor’s Pub, 7 High St., Killarney at 10:00am for check in. We can also collect clients from their accommodation in the Killarney area.

Your journey begins with a bus trip to Kate Kearney’s Cottage or Ross Castle (recommended starting point for walkers as it allows more time). From here visitors make the 7 mile walk (please allow 2.5 to 3 hours for the walk). For those who do not wish to walk Jaunting cart’s are also available (at extra cost of €25 per person) to take the clients through the natural unspoilt beauty of the Black Valley, a walker’s paradise.

Upon reaching Lord Brandon’s Cottage, there will be time to enjoy refreshments (not included) at the Cafe, before taking your boat trip through the Lakes of Killarney to Ross Castle where your bus will be waiting to take you back to Killarney. As noted, this tour can also be done in reverse.


  • Tour Guide

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Gap of Dunloe National School Gap of Dunloe National School Gap of Dunloe National School Off the R562 Road To Killorglin Killarney National Park, Killarney V93 YN52 Ireland

Passengers can take in the breathtaking beauty of the Gap of Dunloe by travelling the 7mile/12km journey on foot or can also hire a Jaunting cart (optional extra cost).

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ross Castle Ross Road, Killarney Ireland

For those client's who wish to complete the tour by beginning their boat journey at Ross Castle, will have some time to look around the grounds prior to the boat departing Reen Pier (red boats) at 11am

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kate Kearney's Cottage, Killarney Kerry Ireland

Traveller's will have time to avail of refreshment's at Kate Kearney's Cottage either at the start or end of their tour (depending which direction they are taking the tour).

Duration: 30 minutes

Time of tour

10:00 AM

Meeting point

7 High Street, Killarney, Co. Kerry, V93 DV26, Ireland

Traveler pickup is offered
We collect from traveller's hotels/accommodation within the Killarney area

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers


  • Entry/Admission - Ross Castle

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
December 2020

We had great time, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and boat was not crowded at all. Day as nice and sunny and we really enjoyed the ride. It is beautiful to see Killarney from the boat. We took the boat from the castle to Lord Brandon's cottage, from where we hiked to Kate's cottage. Fabulo...

November 2020

This is a great tour including a stunning boat ride through the lakes and rivers of Killarney with a knowledgeable guide followed by a not to be missed walk through the gap of dunloe with just enough time for a well earned drink same bite to eat before getting collected as arranged. Would highly ...

September 2019

This ended up being my favorite tour, Gap of Dunloe is breath taking! If catching the bus at O'Connors parking is in the back, turn right at ally before the pub, 5 Euro's for the day. Don't forget to pay like we did, car will get clamped for an authentic Irish experience. Amazing, truly wonderful...

Peter J
August 2019

We went to the Bus, Boat & Jaunting Cart Tour and had an absolutely fantastic day. We had pre-arranged to be picked up from our B&B, which they were very happy to accommodate. From there, we were taken to Kate Kearney's Cottage and put on a Jaunting Cart with two others. Our driver was excelle...

August 2019

Hi I just want to write here, that people running Gap of Dunloe tours need to improve. All day went well, ticket for the tour was collected from me when entering the boat. On arriving at Ross castle the guy who drives the bus back to town demanded from me extra 5€ for the return trip. When pa...

August 2019

I booked for a large family group the team were so helpful from my first contact, even when I had to cancel unexpectedly for 2 members of the group the Gap team were so efficient and helpful. On our trip we were so well looked after by everyone, the bus driver, pony men and our boat men were all ...

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