Valentia Harbour Sea Safari & Beginish Island Walk 2hr
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. You will then step from ‘The Navigator’ onto Beginish Island like the Vikings once did to walk to the beautiful ruins of an old Viking home hidden on the eastern side of the island.
When back on board, 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 persons.
Guests onboard from two separate households up to 4 persons.
Adults – €35
Under 16s – €25
Family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) – €110
Please Note: Only the boat is wheelchair accessible.
Walking tour of a medium to high intensity with some rough terrain and is not wheelchair accessible or suitable for mobility-impaired guests.
Where those guests remain onboard the boat, the Captain will when possible continue with the cruise of the harbour.
What should I bring on my tour?
We ask that the lead member of the party who made the booking bring a photo ID and 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.