Land on Skellig Michael, explore the awe-inspiring monastic ruins and experience other-worldly vistas. See the spot where Luke Skywalker stood, and feel the power of this incredible place.

Enjoy a two and a half hour cruise around the Skellig Islands, taking in the amazing Skellig Coast, local bird and sealife including dolphins and whales.

Skellig Michael Overview and History

Skellig Michael is an island 12 km off the South West coast of Ireland. It houses the incredibly well-preserved remains of an early Christian monastery and that was founded in the 6th century and a place of monastic retreat until the 12th century. Due to its universal cultural value, Skellig Michael was awarded World Heritage Site status in 1996, one of only two sites in the Republic of Ireland. Most recently, it has achieved worldwide fame thanks to its appearance as the planet Ahch-To, in both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.

Skellig Michael Landing Tours

Exploring the miracle that is Skellig Michael is an experience unlike any other that will stay in your memory forever. Skellig Michael Boat Trips are one of only 15 boat operators licensed to land on Skellig Michael between May and October each year. 

  • Landing tours depart are available between May 2019 and end of September 2019 (exact start dates will be available later in the year). 
  • Tours depart from Portmagee Marina daily from 8:30 a.m. onwards, depending on assigned landing times. 
  • Tours cost 100 euros per person. 

Learn more about our Skellig Michael Landing Tour

Skellig Michael Eco Tour Cruises

This is a two and a half hour cruise to the Skellig Islands, incorporating circumnavigation of both Skellig Michael and Small Skellig, a spectacular bird sanctuary housing 20,000 pairs of nesting gannets. 

Passengers can expect to see a variety of sea and bird life. We’re often accompanied by playful dolphins and seals and whales are frequently encountered. 

  • Departs daily from Portmagee Marina at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
  • The Tour costs 40 euros per person
  • Private Hires are available

Learn more about our Skellig Michael Eco Tour Cruise


Where to find us

Our booking office is located in Portmagee, County Kerry, in the reception of the Moorings Guesthouse, our booking partner.

May the 4th Festival in Portmage

If you’re looking for a fun Bank Holiday Weekend then consider coming to Portmagee for the May the 4th Festival that celebrates all things Star Wars. You can even watch a Star Wars movie overlooking Luke Skywalker’s Ahch-To home. It’s a great weekend for all the family.