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 may 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).
Price: €60 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.