Valentia Harbour 1hr Tour
This boat tour is a unique opportunity to relax and explore Valentia Island’s unique history and culture on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Sit back and enjoy while cruising, the history of the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable, and follow the same path it did as it was laid through Valentia Harbour from the Western Union Cable station right across the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of Newfoundland, Canada in 1866. Enjoy the stories of the workers and residents that once operated the station and lived in the grand homes you see today.
Your guide will then transport you back to the 6th & 7th centuries were you will discover the amazing history and findings from Church Island and Beginish Island of the Monks and Vikings that once roamed the Skellig Coast.
Before arriving back to your departure point, your tour will take you to Cromwell Point lighthouse allowing you to imagine the pirate ships that passed under the cannons that once protected Valentia harbour. You will then continue towards Glanleam beach to view the stunning tropical gardens and the travel back towards the departure point feeling fully engrossed in the stunning surrounders of the Skellig Coast.
Departs from Knightstown, Valentia Island & Renard Point.
With full guidance from the HSE and careful review of the Government’s published
COVID-19 Roadmap, Kerry Aqua Terra will operate as follows:-
Guests onboard from the same household up to 8 – 10 persons.
Guests onboard from two separate households up to 6 – 8 persons.
Adults – €30
Under 16s – €20
Family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) – €90
Please Note: Only the boat is wheelchair accessible.
What should I bring on my tour?
We ask that the lead member of the party who made the booking to bring the email confirmation.
For all tours involving walking, we would recommend that you wear comfortable shoes.
We recommend that you bring sunscreen, a bottle of water, a hat during hot sunny days, and sunglasses for tours on or close to the water. During the cooler months, we would recommend that you bring a coat and possibly a rain jacket and / or an umbrella.
Please check the weather forecast the evening before in preparation for your tour.