Valentia Harbour Sea Safari – 1hr Guided 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 the history of the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable that was laid through Valentia Harbour from the Western Union Cable station right across the Atlantic Ocean to the shores of Newfoundland – Canada in 1866.
Your guide will then transport you back to the 6th & 7th century 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 the harbour to then go straight ahead passing Glanleam beach – back towards the departure point.
Departs from Knightstown, Valentia & Renard Point.
Adults – €25
Under 16s – €20
Family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) – €80
Maximum 12 persons per group.
Please Note: Only the boat is wheelchair accessible.
What should I bring on my tour?
We ask that all customers that or lead member of your party who makes the booking brings photo ID with their date of birth listed plus your confirmation email. Just to make sure we have who are supposed to have on the tour. For all tours involving walking, we would recommend that you wear comfortable shoes. If you’re visiting during May to September please be ready for all four seasons in one day. We recommend that you bring sunscreen, a bottle of water (which you can refill along the way on most tours), a hat during hot sunny days and sun glasses 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 umbrella. In all cases…. Check the weather forecast the evening before to what to wear.