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Enjoy a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Skellig Michael (Great Skellig Rock) with Skellig Michael Voyage from Portmagee Marina, in County Kerry. Great Skellig Rock was home to the monks of St Fionan. Climb over 600 steps, see colourful puffins, an island lighthouse and monastery perched high on a jagged 217m rock in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Skellig Michael Voyage in Portmagee, County Kerry main passion is the sea. Your Captain Nealie has extensive knowledge of the Skellig Islands, having once helped restore the beehive huts. Skellig Michael was home to an Irish Christian monastery founded on the island between the 6th and 8th century and remained occupied until it was abandoned in the late 12th century.

On the way out of the harbour, you will see the site of the first Transatlantic Cable terminal and Little Skelligs inhabitated by over 50,000 nesting gannets. You can also sometimes see here a colony of grey seals resting.

All tours are dependent on the weather at sea conditions and are very popular during the summer season so it is advisable to book well in advance.

Create special memories that will last a lifetime after visiting this spectacular island monastery towering over the sea.

Why we like it
  • Spend 2.5 hours exploring a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit an early Christian monastery occupied until the late 12th century.
  • See the second largest gannet colony in the world on Little Skelligs.
  • Between April and early August see the beautiful coloured puffins on the side of the rocks.
Tips from locals

Have your camera at the ready as dolphins, whales and seals are often spotted in the waters around Skellig Michael.

Family friendly
Free car parking
Pre-booking essential
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Contact details
Portmagee Marina, Portmagee, Co. Kerry, V23 HY51, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 5 to 6 hours here.

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