The Skellig Coast’s Church Island 1hr Tour
When visiting Church Island, explorers will gaze at a unique and fully restored 7th-century Monastery on the Skellig Coast. It was here on Church Island where the monks encountered the Vikings who subsequently established a settlement on Beginish Island only 200 meters away during the early 8th century. Be fully absorbed in Celtic history as your guide transports you to a time of peace and tranquillity when the Monks lived off the land in wait for the next adventure. On departing Church Island, you will be engrossed in some local myths and folklore of strange goings-on within these remote Islands. Here you can decide whether these tales could be true or whether they are just old island myths.
Departs from Knightstown, Valentia Island & Renard Point.
With full guidance from the HSE and careful review of the Government’s published
COVID-19 Roadmap, Kerry Aqua Terra will operate as follows:-
Guests onboard from the same household up to 8 – 12 persons.
Guests onboard from two separate households up to 6 – 8 persons.
€50 per person / min. 3 persons for the tour to operate
Under 12s – €35
Please be advised that this tour requires sensible footwear.
Please Note: Only the boat is wheelchair accessible.
What should I bring on my tour?
We ask that the lead member of the party who made the booking bring the email confirmation.
For all tours involving walking, we would recommend that you wear comfortable flat shoes.
We recommend that you bring sunscreen, a bottle of water, a hat during hot sunny days, and sunglasses for tours on or close to the water. During the cooler months, we would recommend that you bring a coat and possibly a rain jacket and / or an umbrella.
Please check the weather forecast the evening before in preparation for your tour so to be dressed appropriately.