The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre

Boat Tours

Sea Cruise around Skellig Islands

Our Skellig Michael Sea Cruise is the perfect way to enjoy the spectacular views of the famous Skellig Islands while remaining seated. The Skellig Michael Sea Cruise departs daily from April to October and is weather dependent. Your journey will begin at the Skellig Experience Visitor Centre where you can learn all about the UNESCO World Heritage Site before getting the amazing opportunity to view the islands up close on this tour around the mesmerizing rocks. The cruise is approximately 2.5 hours long and includes touring around Skellig Beag allowing you to view the second largest colony of gannets in the world before continuing the excursion to view the spectacular Skellig Michael and all it has to offer.

While on this tour you will have the chance to witness the beehive huts, the lighthouses and the steps these outstanding monks carved into the Skellig Rock in the 6th century. This island is something of sheer magnificence that you wouldn’t want to miss.

The fun doesn’t stop there! Once you arrive back at The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre you can enjoy a wholesome meal in our fully licensed restaurant or pick up some souvenirs in our Gift Shop.

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. Here, you can view the beehive huts and monastery that is situated at the top of the island. The boat trip to Skellig Michael takes approximately 1 hour in duration and you will then have approximately 2.5 hours to walk and explore Skellig Michael.

Our Skellig Michael landing tours depart daily during the summer months from The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre, Valentia Island. Boats depart between 09:30 AM and 10:30 AM and don’t return until 2PM/3PM that afternoon. If you book a landing tour with us it incudes an entry ticket to our Visitor Centre. We have a restaurant area where you can order food and drinks for the boat trip.

Skellig Boat

Private Boat Tours

Looking for a unique experience? We now offer private boat tours on the beautiful Eagle III and will tailor the tour to suit your groups needs. Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the crystal waters while watching the sun go down over Skellig. Take in the breathtaking views of Dingle Bay and witness the incredible sea life along the way. Or perhaps you would prefer a cruise around the harbor, exploring the Portmagee Channel and taking in the view at the Spectacular Kerry Cliffs and Puffin Island. We will ensure that each tour is designed to create an authentic memorable experience for all.

If you would like more information on our private boat tours please email us at or call 0871810027.

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