Celtic Spirituality Experience, Beginish & Church Islands 2hrs
When on Church Island, guests will climb from the water’s edge to discover a unique and fully restored 7th-century Monastery. 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 tranquility when people lived off the land in wait for the next adventure.
Our next venture into the past will take us to Beginish Island. Here you will explore the Viking Settlement surrounding the beautiful and natural brown sandy beaches touched by the Atlantic Ocean. On departing Beginish 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 persons.
Guests onboard from two separate households up to 4 persons.
€45 per person / min. 4 persons
Under 16s – €35
Group of 1 – 3 persons €180
Please Note: Only the boat is wheelchair accessible.
Walking tour of a medium to high intensity with some rough terrain and is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for mobility-impaired guests.
Where those guests remain onboard the boat, the Captain will when possible continue with the cruise of the harbour.
Overall walking distance 4km.
What should I bring on my tour?
We ask that the lead member of the party who made the booking bring a photo ID and the email confirmation.
For all tours involving walking, we would recommend that you wear comfortable 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.