The Ultimate Skellig Coast Tour 2.5 – 3.5 hrs

The Ultimate Skellig Coast Tour is suitable for 10-year-olds and above.

This tour is available in English,  French, Spanish, Italian or German.

These four languages will be available on the Ultimate Skellig Coast Tour from mid-May of 2023 onwards.

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’ for a fully guided and immersive experience into the North Atlantic Ocean. As you leave Valentia Island, you will venture on 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 Valentia’s little island from intruders roaming along the Skellig Coast.

As you continue on your course out to sea, passing the spectacular Kerry Cliffs and Puffin Island, your journey will take you towards and around the breathtaking Sceilig Mhichíl (Skellig Michael) and Sceilig Bheag (Small Skellig). As you cruise around these stunning rock formations and abundant wildlife, you will hear that Sceilig Mhichíl (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.

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

Price: €50 per person / Min. 4 persons

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

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 the evening before.

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

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Coat / rain jacket
  • Full-length trousers or warm clothing
  • Bottle of water or snacks

For all tours, 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