Book an Eco Tour Boat Trip Around the Skellig Islands
This is the perfect tour for
- Those who can’t secure a Skellig Michael landing tour but still want to see the Skellig Islands up close
- The budget-conscious; tours are less than half the price of a landing tour.
- Families with young children; many boats won’t accept young children on their landing tours
- Anyone who is interested in the beautiful Skellig coastline and our amazing sea and wildlife, including puffins and dolphins
More details are provided below and in the General and Itinerary tabs of our booking system.
- Select the number of participants
- Select the date
- Press Book Now
- Fill in your contact and payment details
Please note: We take your credit card details for security purposes only. Payment for the trip is in cash at the reception area of the Moorings Guesthouse in Portmagee.
Skellig Michael Eco Tour Itinerary
Leaving from Portmagee Marina, the Eco Tour includes the following:
Journey from Portmagee to Skellig Michael
This part of the trip allows you to view:
Illaunloughan Island, the site of an ancient Christian burial site
Bray Head on Valenitia Island, one of the Wild Atlantic Way’s Signature Points, and the site of Bray Tower, a coastal lookout post from the Napoleonic Wars.
Kerry Cliffs, the stunning coastal cliffs overlooking Portmagee and the Skelligs.
Skellig Coastline Sea and Wildlife
You can also see the rich variety of bird and sea life in the area.
The boat is often accompaied by a pod of dolphins who playfully chase the boat and jump out of the water.
Dive-bombing gannets and our iconic puffins are also visible during the Summer months.
At certain times of the year, you may be fortunate and see either basking sharks or the awesome sight of humpback whales.
Circumnavigation of Skellig Michael
This takes in all aspects of the island.
You will see the landing jetty and the Western approach to the island
You can see walls of the monastery at the top of the island and the roofs of the monastic cells that the monks used as their shelter.
You can see the Wailing Woman Rock, made famous in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
You will see the alternate approaches used by the monks to reach the island
Also, the lighthouses created in the 1840s to provide safe passage for ships in the area.
There will be plenty of opportunities to take photos in front of the island.
Circumnavigation of Small Skellig (Duration: Approximately 10 minutes)
This is the second largest gannet sanctuary in Europe, containing nearly 20,000 nesting pairs.
Seals are often visible on the island’s rocks.