Welcome to The Skellig Experience Visitors Centre

Situated in the beautiful South West Coast of Ireland The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre is located on Valentia Island just off the famous Ring of Kerry. The Visitor Centre has been a famous landmark in Valentia for over 25 years and with spectacular scenery on our side we want to give you an experience like no other.

Dedicated to the UNESCO World Heritage site Skellig Michael our visitor centre brings the magic and mystery of these famous rocks to you through graphics, film presentation, models, exhibition items, reconstruction and the sound of sea birds and lighthouse keeper ship to shore communication.

The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre

Skellig Michael Sea Cruise

Our Skellig Michael Sea Cruise is the perfect way to enjoy the spectacular views of the famous Skellig Islands while remaining seated.

2.5 hrs
from €42 pp

Skellig Michael Landing Tour

The Skellig Michael Landing Tour offers you the chance to climb the 618 steps to the very top of Skellig Michael.

3.5 hrs
from €115 pp

The Ultimate Skellig Coast Tour

This tour is the Ultimate experience when seeking the up close and interactive option for exploring the Skellig Islands and Skellig Coast story stretching back to the 6th century.

2 hrs
from €55 pp


Experience the different aspects of the offshore Skellig islands while remaining on dry land, in a custom built, prize winning building located right on the waterfront in Valentia, County Kerry!

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Take a sneak peak inside our
Exhibition to see some of what
The Skellig Experience
has to offer.

What clients say

Informative Tour

This is a very interesting visitor centre with fantastic information about the Skelligs. There are also great models and a short film to give an insight into life on the islands.



I visited the skellig experience on the 29th of July. Wow, was I pleasantly surprised the moment I walked in then door we were greeted by the friendly staff.


Family Trip

We had a wonderful trip out to the Skellig Islands with the Skellig Experience. Everyone working in the venue were so nice and professional. Nothing was a problem and very friendly towards our young kids.


A day in Heaven!

We had a magical day. Everything was perfect, the team on the land and on the boat, the gorgeous Skellig Islands and the weather! Ihighly recommand that experience it is really worth it!


Fantasy Island

The whole family really enjoyed the boat trip, despite not being able to land on the island. It was great to see the visitor centre before and get all the background.

Jason O

Skellig history

Lovely centre giving the history of the islands and how life was lived there. Audio film goes into details of life and how they survived isolated on this island.

Geraldine O

Amazing journey to Skellig

An amazing ride out across the swelling Atlantic to visit Skellig Michael. It's not for the faint at heart, or those who get easily sea sick. But expertly captained and truly an amazing sight to behold. A very unique experience.


Wonderful experience

Got it for my parents and they absolutely loved it Well worth the money Will definitely be going myself soon



Visit these offshore Skellig
Islands and climb to the
monastic site some 200 metres
above the sea

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