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 Tour, promising an engaging and educational audio-guided voyage around the mesmerising Skellig Islands. Discover the dramatic cliffs and abundant wildlife of the Skellig Coast, where ancient monks once sought solitude. Our expertly guided tours offer a unique glimpse into Ireland’s storied past and breathtaking natural beauty.

 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 audio.
  • 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**

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.

Real Reviews, Real Experiences

  • star ratingBeing a Kerry native, it's easy to take for granted the gems right in our backyard.

    So, taking a cue from that, our family, spanning three generations (ages 3... read more

    letitiaf2207
    August 14, 2023

    star ratingThis is the third time we've used Kerry AquaTerra and every trip has been great. Brendan and Elizabeth are so welcoming and knowledgeable and really passionate about the area and... read more

    jeanmevans13
    June 5, 2023

    star ratingThe whole experience of Valentia Harbour was fabulous and was one of the highlights on our trip to Valentia Island while touring the Wild Atlantic Way. The history of Valentia... read more

    FrankyEM8685
    May 31, 2019
  • star ratingWhat a great tour we had with Pat and son Paul. Visited Beginish and Church Island . Paul gave us history of island while walking around taking his time to... read more

    jackgL4552XH
    August 21, 2019

    star ratingBrilliant ! Themed trip for heritage week about the world famous Maud de Lap , marine biologist and Valentia resident . Loved it , will be back to do other trips

    patricia m
    August 22, 2023

    star ratingWe had a wonderful tour around Valentia, our guide was so expert and entertaining. As well as hearing a about the history of Valentia we visited caves to see star... read more

    ruthg390
    September 1, 2021
  • star ratingIt was a fantastic tour. Liz provided a wealth of knowledge and I fell so assured with Brendan driving thr boat. They made my experience of this trip a great.... read more

    535gordono
    July 19, 2022

    star ratingGreat boat trip where the boat circled around both skellig beag and skellig Micheal. I did the landing tour a few years ago but preferred this tour as you had... read more

    hazelbyrne
    May 27, 2023

    star ratingGreat boat trip around the islands, puffins, gannets and seals, lots of local history plus beautiful scenery. A great day out thank you.

    travelingsailor1
    July 27, 2022
  • 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 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 ratingWent on the Wildlife Eco cruise and can't recommend it enough. A great way to spend an evening and very reasonably priced. Elizabeth and Brendan are very welcoming and extremely... read more

    155jacintag
    August 10, 2023