Valentia Harbour 1.5hr Tour

Explore the Wild Atlantic Way up close and in person with an amazing trip onboard a custom-built sea safari wheelchair-accessible boat, ‘The Navigator’.

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, later 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 here you will see the beautiful ruins of an old Viking home hidden on the island’s eastern side.

Cruising onwards, you will travel past some of the seals that are home to Beginish Island before cruising to the Lighthouse to observe this once 15th-century fort to then journey on towards the beautiful subtropical gardens of Glanleam house and beach.

Departs from Knightstown, Valentia Island & Renard Point.

Adults – €40 / Min. 3 persons 

Under 12s – €25

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Please be advised that this tour requires sensible footwear.

**Please note – only the boat is wheelchair accessible.**

With full guidance from the HSE and careful review of the Government’s published Roadmap (22nd January 2022), Kerry Aqua Terra will operate as follows: –

Social distancing and restrictions on numbers attending outdoor activities are no longer required, allowing us to now operate to full capacity.

However, the Kerry Aqua Terra crew will continue to allocate time before and after every tour to disinfect the boat.

What should I bring on my tour?

**Please check the weather forecast the evening before in preparation for your tour.**

We ask that the lead member of the party who made the booking bring the email confirmation.

We strongly advise you to pin the pickup location on google maps for ease of pick up and for allocated travel time.

We recommend that you wear correct clothing for the sea breeze and bring: –

  • Sunscreen
  • Bottle of water
  • Coat/rain jacket
  • Hat and sunglasses

For all tours involving walking, we recommend that you wear flat, comfortable shoes.

Valentia Harbour Gallery

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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