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The Ultimate Skellig Coast Tour

Venture into the heart of the Wild Atlantic Way with our unparalleled Skellig Michael Tours, promising an engaging and educational voyage around the mesmerising Skellig Islands.

The Ultimate Skellig Coast Tour is your gateway to an intimate exploration of Skellig Michael (Sceilig Mhichíl) and Small Skellig (Sceilig Bheag) from the unique vantage point of the sea. Aboard the boat, the personal audio guide headset will immerse you in the rich tapestry of folklore, history, and natural beauty that defines the Skellig Coast, ensuring an unforgettable adventure.

As we set sail towards these iconic isles, you’ll be greeted by the awe-inspiring views of the Kerry Cliffs and Puffin Island, unfolding into the majestic spectacle of Skellig Michael and its companion, Small Skellig. These rocky outcrops are not just a feast for the eyes but also a sanctuary for an array of wildlife, including gannets, cormorants, gulls, seals, and if fortune favours, dolphins and whales.

Delve deep into the heart of early Christianity as you discover the story of Skellig Michael, a beacon of spiritual and historical significance dating back to the 6th century. This UNESCO World Heritage Site stands as a testament to the sheer will and devotion of the monks who once called it home.

To wrap up this awe-inspiring journey, our tour will also offer a glimpse of the Skellig Island Lighthouse. Perched dramatically on the edge of Skellig Michael, this historic lighthouse has guided sailors safely along the Wild Atlantic Way for over 200 years. Its striking presence against the rugged backdrop of the island adds another layer of intrigue and beauty to this remarkable seascape. The lighthouse is a silent sentinel, a testament to maritime history and a captivating finale to your Skellig Coast adventure.

Tour Highlights Include:

  • Unmatched views of the Skellig Coast’s majestic landscape and the Skellig Islands.
  • Insights into the UNESCO-listed Skellig Michael’s captivating history.
  • A chance to witness a diverse range of marine wildlife in their natural habitat.
  • Comprehensive multi lingual narration of the area’s history and folklore throughout your journey.
  • Entrance to The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre exhibition and short film.
  • Free car park and toilets.

 Tour Notes

  • Only suitable for 10-year-olds and above.
  • Departs from the Skellig Experience Visitor Centre (opposite Portmagee).
  • Available in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.
  • Tour last approximately 2 hours.
  • Onboard toilet facility.
  • This tour/boat is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Dress warm and bring snacks/water.
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