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.

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.

Ready to explore the Skellig Coast and Valentia Harbour? 

An aerial view of Valentia Island lighthouse with the ship, the Serenissima, sailing into to port.
  • star ratingWent on the Whale and Wildlife Adventure and absolutely loved it. Sea was pretty quiet and only spotted a couple of dolphins but that's nature for you!
    Had a great... read more

    August 15, 2022

    star ratingAmazing boat tour around Valentia Island.
    So happy to see Cahersiveen, Beginnish Island and the cliffs caves from a different perspective. Brendan & Elizabeth are more than friendly and so... read more

    May 27, 2023

    star ratingBeing a Kerry native, it's easy to take for granted the gems right in our backyard.

    So, taking a cue from that, our family, spanning three generations (ages 3... read more

    August 14, 2023
  • star ratingGuide was excellent. Very professional customer service. Catered very well for those with mobility issues. Dress for a sea breeze. Lovely tour of the main sites on the island from... read more

    August 28, 2021

    star ratingOur tour guide Elizabeth had in-depth knowledge of the history of Valentia and the islands in the harbour. She also showed photos of the archaeology which were fascinating. The boat... read more

    July 29, 2023

    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 ratingHad a wonderful tour of Valentia Island which included Church & Beginish Islands, a surprise visit to 2 caves as the water was calm and granted access, then on to... read more

    September 5, 2021

    star ratingWe took the Ultimate Skellig tour with Kerry Aqua Terra from Knightstown on Valentia. The crew, Elizabeth and JP were excellent... we really felt so safe heading off out into... read more

    February 1, 2023

    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 ratingThe tour is absolutely brilliant. The views are unbelievable, and to experience them so close during the tour is like no other journey. The crew is very attentive, and so... read more

    June 26, 2023

    star ratingThoroughly enjoyed our cruise to Church Island & Beginish. Brendan, our guide, was so informative and knowledgeable and brilliant with kids (two boys under 4).Fascinating history, Stunning views and a... read more

    July 18, 2019

    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

Have Questions? We’re Here to Help

We invite you to visit our FAQs page for more information on our tours. Should you wish to discuss how we can make your journey to Valentia Island an unforgettable experience, our dedicated team is ready to assist.