The Ultimate Skellig Coast Tour 3hrs

This fully guided experience is 3hrs and is only suitable for children over the age of 10.

This tour is the ultimate experience when seeking the up close and interactive option for exploring the Skellig Islands and Skellig Coast story stretching back to the 6th century. Through facts and stories, your guide will weave a voyage of discovery through the Skellig Coast, capturing the folklore and history this area has to offer.

Let your crew take you on an adventure of a lifetime onboard the ‘Skellig Bounty’. As you board the boat for your adventure at the Skellig Experience visitor centre, your captain and crew will take you on a fully guided and immersive experience into the North Atlantic Ocean.
Relax as you are transported back in time to take the same course that the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable took when it changed Europe’s method of communication across the Atlantic Ocean during the 18th century. Learn about Bray Tower and its importance over time when protecting the little island of Valentia from intruders that roamed along the Skellig Coast.

As you continue to venture out to sea past the spectacular Kerry Cliffs and Puffin Island, your journey will take you towards and around the breathtaking Skellig Michael and Small Skellig rock. Skellig Michael’s bold, pyramidal-like structure has contributed to its otherworldly appearance. As you cruise around the stunning rock formations and abundant wildlife, you will hear that Skellig Michael was once a place of pilgrimage, prayer, and penance for much of its history, dating back to the 6th century as part of early Christianity.

As you leave this UNESCO Heritage site, keep a sharp lookout as often on your journey; you will encounter dolphins and whales popping up to say hello. On your return to land, your captain will cruise past the small monastic island of Illlaunloughan and onwards towards the picturesque fishing village of Portmagee.

An onboard toilet is available.

Tour departs from Renard Point, Knightstown – Valentia Island and the Skellig Experience visitor centre (opposite Portmagee).

This tour will be starting from the 17th of May 2022 onwards.

Price: €50 per person

If you want a private group tour different from the scheduled times or wish to hire the “Skellig Bounty”, please call + 353 87 922 0544 or email info@kerryaquaterra.ie for further details.

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**Please note – the ‘Skellig Bounty’ is not wheelchair accessible.**

Please be advised that this tour requires sensible footwear and clothing.

With full guidance from the HSE and careful review of the Government’s published Roadmap (22nd January 2022), Kerry Aqua Terra will operate as follows: –

Social distancing and restrictions on numbers attending outdoor activities are no longer required, allowing us to now operate to full capacity.

However, the Kerry Aqua Terra crew will continue to allocate time before and after every tour to disinfect the boat.

What should I bring on my tour?

**Please check the weather forecast the evening before in preparation for your tour.**

We ask that the lead member of the party who made the booking bring the email confirmation.

We strongly advise you to pin the pickup location on google maps for ease of pick up and for allocated travel time.

We recommend that you wear correct clothing for the sea breeze and bring: –

  • Sunscreen
  • Bottle of water
  • Coat/rain jacket
  • Hat and sunglasses

For all tours involving walking, we recommend that you wear flat, comfortable shoes.

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We had such a lovely day with Pat taking us out to Beginish Island for a short hike. We contacted him at short notice and he totally accommodated us and what a morning we had. Beautiful place, we saw seals, a viking settlement and one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen... and Pat was so informative on the local history too! What a gent! Looking forward to our next trip...
lorraine blackshields
lorraine blackshields
17:18 28 Aug 19
Paul and Pat were very informative about the history of the harbour. Would highly recommend a tour with Kerry Aqua Terra on their purpose built vessel the 'Navigator'. Best of luck in the future
Ryan J B Snook
Ryan J B Snook
12:22 23 Aug 19
Had a beautiful sunset cruise (summer solstice) Friday night. Great fun. Wonderful guides. Thank you Pat & Brendan. Couldn't have been nicer.
sinead bartley
sinead bartley
15:12 23 Jun 19
Interactive, informative, and really beautiful tour. Amazing way to see this stunning landscape and learn some history.On a visit to Kerry from New York, we took a Kerry Aqua Terra tour last October. It was brilliant from start to finish. The group was small, so the tour felt really personalized - we learned a lot of information, and had any questions answered expertly. Visiting the islands off the coast was so enjoyable and stunning, and we had no idea they were so steeped in history. The scenery around the coast of Kerry is mesmerizing. We highly recommend this tour if you want a intimate and informative experience, with really knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides. We will definitely do another tour when back in that part of Ireland!
Jane McCooey
Jane McCooey
21:18 09 Mar 19
Had a beautiful sunset cruise (summer solstice) Friday night. Great fun. Wonderful guides. Thank you Pat & Brendan. Couldn't have been nicer. Very important is that their boat is wheelchair accessible. So every one has a chance to savour the beauty of our coastline with these wonderful gentlemen.
sinead bartley
sinead bartley
00:55 03 Nov 19
We have had a perfect boat trip in June 2019.We loved it!!! Gonna be back in 2020.
Volker Koelsche
Volker Koelsche
21:30 24 Jan 20