Departing Daily From: Portmagee: 10:00 am

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Boat Trips to The Skellig Islands

When you first see the Skelligs Islands you’ll be struck by their rugged beauty as they climb 700 feet from the ocean 12 kilometers off the coast of Kerry. As the boat approaches the small Skelligs you’ll wonder about its snow capped appearance. The boat will stop under the cliffs of the small Skelligs and you’ll realise that this snow like colouring is thanks to the sixty thousand gannets perched on the Island. While at the small Skelligs you’ll also encounter the resident family of seals around the base of these cliffs. Read More »

From here it’s onto the landing at Skellig Michael where you’ll climb the original 6th century steps to one of the oldest and best-preserved monasteries in Europe. As you’re climbing the 600 steps I’m sure you’ll wonder why anyone would live on such a remote rock in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. When you reach the site of the monastery you begin to understand.

Trips Details :

You will depart the Village of Portmagee at about 10.00 am. The journey to the Small Skelligs will take 45 minutes approximately. You will spend 10 to 15 minutes around the small Skelligs. From here it is a 5 minute journey to Skellig Michael, home of the monastery. Once on the Island you will be given between 2 to 2.5 hrs to visit the monastery and experience the Island. This will depend on the weather conditions. You will then return to the boat and the journey home will take around 50 minutes. You will be back in Portmagee by 3pm. All of these times will depend on the sea conditions on any particular days crossing.

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