Discover the Passion Behind Aqua Terra Boat Tours

Welcome to Aqua Terra Boat Tours, where the heart of Valentia Island’s breathtaking landscapes and the call of the Wild Atlantic Way come to life. At the helm are Brendan and Elizabeth, a husband-and-wife team whose love for adventure and storytelling is the cornerstone of our unique tour experiences. Situated just off the Ring of Kerry, our tours offer an unparalleled opportunity to explore the stunning landscape and untouched coastline, crafted with passion and deep knowledge of the area’s rich history and natural beauty.

Meet the Visionaries: Brendan and Elizabeth

Brendan, a native of Valentia, and Elizabeth, with roots in Armagh who found her new home in Kerry, combine their passions to showcase the wonders of this unique island. Together, they’ve turned their dreams into reality, creating adventure tours that resonate with history, excitement, and a genuine love for the Irish sea.

Due that run Aqua Terra Boat Tours in Valentia Island, Brendan & Elizabeth

Embark on an Adventure of a Lifetime

With their love for the sea and Irish history, Brendan and Elizabeth provide explorers with a truly unique and exciting experience by interacting directly with their visitors to showcase Valentia Island and the Skellig Coasts unique geographical and cultural delights that date back to the 6th century. Visitors to the area are amazed at the wealth of historical sites that includes two monastic islands – one being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ruins of a Viking village, a 12th – 14th century Castle, a 17th century Cromwellian Fort that is now a working Lighthouse and many more interesting treasures along the way.

Whether it be a scheduled boat tour or a private group tour, all adventure tours can be enjoyed from early March to late November or early December (weather permitting of course). So, sit back, relax and explore Valentia Island through stories, folklore and tales of time gone by for a memorable experience while out boating with the Aqua Terra crew.

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Our Commitment to Excellence and Sustainability

We offer competitive prices with a strong emphasis on excellent service and experience during our tours. In our pursuit of providing exceptional experiences, we also aim to lead in sustainable tourism in Ireland. By supporting local communities and fostering positive relationships within the tourism sector, we’re dedicated to preserving the beauty and heritage of Valentia Island for future generations. Our crew, fully licensed and committed to our environmental policy, ensures that with every tour we are working towards sustainable tourism for the stunning island of Valentia, the Ring of Kerry and Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Innovation and Development: Beyond the Horizon

Our passion for adventure doesn’t stop at the water’s edge. We’ve expanded our horizons to accommodate explorers arriving by car, bus, ferry, and even cruise ships, offering bespoke packages that showcase the best of South Kerry. Working closely with international cruise companies, we ensure that every guest leaves with a piece of Kerry in their hearts, thanks to our authentic and meticulously designed tours.

We use only the best local guides and amenities to ensure all guests experience an authentic visit along Kerry’s Wild Atlantic Way. All ship visits are custom-designed to provide the best experience during their short trip ashore.

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An aerial view of Valentia Island lighthouse with the ship, the Serenissima, sailing into to port.
  • star ratingWe really enjoyed the trip and would highly recommend it for family and friends. Very informative and interesting history talk and beautiful scenery.

    September 6, 2021

    star ratingI couldn't recommend this service enough. My friend and I had a truly wonderful afternoon on both Beginish and Church Island - we will definitely be back again before the... read more

    July 31, 2019

    star ratingReally enjoyed the opportunity to see the amazing wildlife on this historic island. Our experience of this beautiful, rugged island could only have been improved by the knowledgeable and friendly... read more

    February 5, 2023
  • star ratingWonderful boat tour on Skellig Bounty with Brendan. Would highly recommend. Saw lots of wild life and The Skelligs were beautiful. Was great to see up close.

    July 19, 2023

    star ratingBrilliant ! Themed trip for heritage week about the world famous Maud de Lap , marine biologist and Valentia resident . Loved it , will be back to do other trips

    patricia m
    August 22, 2023

    star ratingGreat afternoon trip on the boat. Very informative and throughly engaging. Kids loved everything minute of it.

    August 25, 2021
  • star ratingGreat trip to Church Island, an interesting early medieval archaeological site, with a shrine, church and beehive hut. Very informative guide.

    Huw P
    May 18, 2022

    star ratingHighly recommended tour from start to finish. Booking was fluent and easy, between the partnership with the Royal Valentia hotel for advertising, and the excellent Kerry Aqua Terra website.
    Our... read more

    July 1, 2023

    star ratingWe enjoyed the trip around the Skellig mountains very much! Small group of people, very friendly guides and very good information on the tour!

    June 24, 2023
  • star ratingThoroughly enjoyed this trip today tho visibility wasn’t at its best. Elizabeth was an excellent guide, very attentive to her passengers and gave us lots of information about our trip.... read more

    June 12, 2023

    star ratingGreat trip around Valentia and the area. Incredible trip into the caves , wonderful views, including Kerry Cliffs! The captain and son did a great job maneuvering the boat around... read more

    August 19, 2021

    star ratingHighly recommend this trip. Fantastic scenery, lovely guide Elizabeth and pilot (JP?). The sea was very choppy with spray and swells but it only added to the whole experience for... read more

    August 9, 2022

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