Boat trip to Skellig Michael

Discover the UNESCO site of Skellig Michael Island, Ireland, on a day boat trip from the mainland

Boat trip to Skellig Michael

Discover a place of pilgrimage for religious and natural reasons. Skellig Michael is seven miles off the Kerry coast but a world away from the mainland. Augustinian monks created a sustainable life here and attracted worshipers to the wild green and jagged islands.

It is a spiritual place, and not surprising that the Star Wars filmmakers used the location as a sacred and safe place for Jedi Knights. Skellig Michael is an ideal place for seabirds with many safe breeding crags. Mist and birds swoop around the 714 ft pinnacles, and gannets dive into the sea at a tremendous speed for prey. Tens of thousands of seabirds gather and use the islands to launch attacks into the Atlantic sea, teeming with life.

The Skellig Michael boat trip allows 2 hrs 30 mins on the island with a 50-minute journey each way. The circular nature boat trip without landing takes 2hrs 30 minutes.

Access to the monastery is by climbing a 1,000year-old 500ft stone stairway. Skellig Michael was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. Let us take a boat trip to Skellig Michael; it will be the highlight of your Private Tour of Ireland

Help us make your trip exceptional

Our UK, EU and US office-based staff will listen to what you want to see and experience.

Whether you are a honeymoon couple, a family or a corporate incentive group, our team’s collective resources will be brought together to build the experience that’s right for you.

We will require your arrival and departure dates, details of your personal preferences and places that you would like to visit as well as the events you would like to experience.

We will then prepare a draft itinerary and send it to you by email for your approval. Once agreed, we will send you a Booking Confirmation with Personalised Itinerary and Information Pack via email.

Contact information

From the UK: +44(0)20 8669 3666

FREE from Canada or the USA: 1-888-472-1799