The Valentia Island Experience

Embark on the Ultimate Valentia Island Tour: A 1.5-Hour Coastal Adventure

Set sail on a thrilling journey along the Wild Atlantic Way with Aqua Terra Boat Tours, your gateway to the best of Kerry’s coastal tours.

Our Valentia Island cruise offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience the enchantment of Valentia Island from the unique perspective of the water’s edge. This 1.5-hour adventure combines the thrill of speed with the awe of exploration, bringing you face-to-face with the rich history, mysterious caves, dramatic cliffs, and diverse wildlife on one of Ireland’s most picturesque landscapes.

Tour Notes

  • Departs from Knightstown, Valentia Island & Renard Point.
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Tour last approximately 1.5 hours.
  • Wheelchair accessible.

€50 per adult, €35 per child under 10 (Min. 4 persons for this tour to operate).

Group on the Aquaterra's private charter boat exploring Valentia Island
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Why Choose Our Valentia Island Tour?

  • Breathtaking Coastal Views: Marvel at the majestic coastline and islands that define Kerry’s rugged beauty. From the serene to the sublime, every moment promises a postcard-perfect view.
  • Wildlife Encounters: Valentia Island is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Get up close with seals basking on the rocks, cormorants diving into the depths, oystercatchers wading along the shore, and gulls soaring overhead, all in their natural habitat.
  • Expert Local Crew: Our captain and crew are not just navigators of the sea but storytellers of the land. They bring to life the legends, history, and natural wonders of Valentia Island, making your tour a truly immersive experience.
  • Wheelchair Accessible Adventure: We believe in inclusivity and adventure for all. Our speed boat is fully equipped to welcome wheelchair users, ensuring everyone can join in on the excitement.

Join us on a Valentia Island cruise that offers a dynamic exploration of Kerry’s natural and cultural treasures. Our tour promises an unforgettable experience that captures the heart and soul of the Wild Atlantic Way.

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Real Reviews, Real Experiences

  • star ratingI highly recommend a tour with Kerry Aqua Terra. We went on the special Heritage Week tour with guest speaker Jane Sheehan remembering the marine biologist Maud Delap. Everything about... read more

    Sheila473
    August 23, 2023

    star ratingThe whole experience of Valentia Harbour was fabulous and was one of the highlights on our trip to Valentia Island while touring the Wild Atlantic Way. The history of Valentia... read more

    FrankyEM8685
    May 31, 2019

    star ratingMy favourite part of the tour was when we passed a group of dolphins. Another part of the tour I enjoyed was seeing all the other wildlife around Skellig Beag

    Jimmy182939
    July 19, 2023
  • star ratingThoroughly enjoyed this trip today tho visibility wasn’t at its best. Elizabeth was an excellent guide, very attentive to her passengers and gave us lots of information about our trip.... read more

    Y640ZFtheresak
    June 12, 2023

    star ratingVery informative tour. Elizabeth was very kind and made sure we were comfortable. Great sights were seen! Both members went above and beyond to give us tips for our stay... read more

    X9118QCalexist
    June 22, 2023

    star ratingIt was a fantastic tour. Liz provided a wealth of knowledge and I fell so assured with Brendan driving thr boat. They made my experience of this trip a great.... read more

    535gordono
    July 19, 2022
  • star ratingWe had a fantastic trip yesterday with Elizabeth and Brendan Elizabeth easily the best tour guide I’ve ever experienced I couldn’t recommend this trip highly enough

    siobhanthornton
    July 1, 2022

    star ratingFantastic trip to view the Skelligs - absolute must. Great treatment from very knowledgable guides Brendan and Elizabeth - thousands of seabirds, dolphins, and Minke Whale.

    Stephen R
    July 10, 2023

    star ratingDefinitely a must-do. We had a nice trip with a skillful ans friendly crew. Elizabeth knows everything about the history of this area and gave us lots of interesting explnations... read more

    fromVenice
    August 15, 2022
  • star ratingThis was a very good trip. The crew was nice and very caring. It is a rocky journey in the ocean. Recommend a LIGHT LUNCH before setting foot on the... read more

    baptisteg283
    August 15, 2023

    star ratingBeautiful tour and very interesting! Crew was excellent and informative with history and facts of the area. The drive into the “cathedral” cave was stunning!

    223tracyf
    August 14, 2022

    star ratingA must see. Beautiful scenery, but the knowledge and story telling of the hosts make this trip worthwhile

    michellecI5719RD
    February 4, 2023