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

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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.

Valentia Harbour Gallery

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