Valentia Harbour & Beginish Island 2hr Tour
Explore the Wild Atlantic Way up close and in person with an amazing trip on board a custom-built sea safari wheelchair accessible boat.
The Captain and crew will guide you through the history of Valentia Harbour of the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable that was laid from Valentia Harbour to the shores of Newfoundland, Canada in 1866.
Your guide will then take you back to the 6th & 7th centuries when the Skellig Monks found peace on Church Island to later be roamed by the Vikings that found a settlement on the neighbouring Beginish Island. ‘The Navigator’ will cruise past Beginish Island like the Vikings once did and you will see the beautiful ruins of an old Viking home hidden on the eastern side of the island.
Onwards from Beginish Island, you will travel past some of the seals that are home to Beginish Island before cruising to the Lighthouse to observe this late 15th-century fort to then journey on towards the beautiful subtropical gardens of Glanleam house and beach.
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 – €35
Under 16s – €25
Family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) – €110
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.