The Ultimate Skellig Coast Tour

Embark on the Ultimate Skellig Michael Adventure: A 2.5-Hour Journey

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

Venture into the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way with our unparalleled Skellig Michael Tours, promising an engaging and educational voyage around the mesmerising Skellig Islands.

 Tour Notes

  • Only suitable for 10-year-olds and above.
  • Departs from the Skellig Experience Visitor Centre (opposite Portmagee).
  • Available in English, French, Spanish, Italian or German.
  • Tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
  • Onboard toilet facility.
  • This tour/boat is not wheelchair accessible.

€65 per person / Min. 4 persons for this tour to operate

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

Ultimate Skellig Coast Multilingual Tour
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Why Adventure With Us To The Skelligs?

Our Ultimate Skellig Coast Tour is your gateway to an intimate exploration of Skellig Michael (Sceilig Mhichíl) and Small Skellig (Sceilig Bheag) from the unique vantage point of the sea. Aboard the boat, the personal audio guide headset will immerse you in the rich tapestry of folklore, history, and natural beauty that defines the Skellig Coast, ensuring an unforgettable adventure.

As we set sail towards these iconic isles, you’ll be greeted by the awe-inspiring views of the Kerry Cliffs and Puffin Island, unfolding into the majestic spectacle of Skellig Michael and its companion, Small Skellig. These rocky outcrops are not just a feast for the eyes but also a sanctuary for an array of wildlife, including gannets, cormorants, gulls, seals, and if fortune favours, dolphins and whales.

Delve deep into the heart of early Christianity as you discover the story of Skellig Michael, a beacon of spiritual and historical significance dating back to the 6th century. This UNESCO World Heritage Site stands as a testament to the sheer will and devotion of the monks who once called it home.

To wrap up this awe-inspiring journey, our tour will also offer a glimpse of the Skellig Island Lighthouse. Perched dramatically on the edge of Skellig Michael, this historic lighthouse has guided sailors safely along the Wild Atlantic Way for over 200 years. Its striking presence against the rugged backdrop of the island adds another layer of intrigue and beauty to this remarkable seascape. The lighthouse is a silent sentinel, a testament to maritime history and a captivating finale to your Skellig Coast adventure.

Tour Highlights Include:

  • Unmatched views of the Skellig Coast’s majestic landscape and the Skellig Islands.
  • Insights into the UNESCO-listed Skellig Michael’s captivating history.
  • A chance to witness a diverse range of marine wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Comprehensive narration of the area’s history and folklore throughout your journey.
  • Entrance into The Skellig Experience exhibition and short film.
  • Free car park and toilets.
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Real Reviews, Real Experiences

  • star ratingFantastic trip to view the Skelligs - absolute must. Great treatment from very knowledgable guides Brendan and Elizabeth - thousands of seabirds, dolphins, and Minke Whale.

    Stephen R
    July 10, 2023

    star ratingExcellent boat tour in a wonderful place. Learned some very interesting history from our lovely guide Elizabeth. Stunning landscape and amazing views. Highly recommend Kerry Aqua Terra.

    muireadk2023
    June 27, 2023

    star ratingDefinitely a must-do. We had a nice trip with a skillful ans friendly crew. Elizabeth knows everything about the history of this area and gave us lots of interesting explnations... read more

    fromVenice
    August 15, 2022
  • star ratingWe took the Ultimate Skellig tour with Kerry Aqua Terra from Knightstown on Valentia. The crew, Elizabeth and JP were excellent... we really felt so safe heading off out into... read more

    PMB3000
    February 1, 2023

    star ratingWent on the Whale and Wildlife Adventure and absolutely loved it. Sea was pretty quiet and only spotted a couple of dolphins but that's nature for you!
    Had a great... read more

    155jacintag
    August 15, 2022

    star ratingHad an amazing trip around the Skelligs with Kerry Aqua Terra. Beth was very knowledgeable and Paul the skipper was able to tell me all about the local sea life.... read more

    Aidan L
    May 30, 2023
  • star ratingGreat, informative and fun tour with Liz and Pat! Good value for money, lots to see and just the right amount of time. Thanks guys!More

    RachelFitzgerald123
    August 13, 2019

    star ratingI couldn't recommend this service enough. My friend and I had a truly wonderful afternoon on both Beginish and Church Island - we will definitely be back again before the... read more

    rosemaryhill
    July 31, 2019

    star ratingWe has a amazing tour with two really nice guide, they every time care about all customers.... the tour was releaxed we have all time to see the Islands from... read more

    sweaty23
    June 12, 2023
  • star ratingOur trip to the Skelligs on the Skellig Bounty with Brendan and Elizabeth was truly amazing. We saw dolphins and seals on the way while at the small skellig there... read more

    eoinq920
    February 1, 2023

    star ratingI highly recommend a tour with Kerry Aqua Terra. We went on the special Heritage Week tour with guest speaker Jane Sheehan remembering the marine biologist Maud Delap. Everything about... read more

    Sheila473
    August 23, 2023

    star ratingVery informative tour. Elizabeth was very kind and made sure we were comfortable. Great sights were seen! Both members went above and beyond to give us tips for our stay... read more

    X9118QCalexist
    June 22, 2023