Have you ever wanted to explore an island that’s off the beaten path and bursting with natural beauty? If so, then a boat trip to the Skellig Islands is an absolute must. Located just off the coast of County Kerry in Ireland, the Skellig Islands are two small islands; Skellig Michael and Little Skellig. With a history that dates back over 350 million years, the Skellig Islands are home to an abundance of unique wildlife and ancient archaeological sites.
Thousands of tourists visit the Skellig Islands every year to experience everything that they have to offer and you can book a boat trip online with us at Skellig Coast Adventures. To help you decide which tour is best to book, our team has created a guide for our two different Skellig Island boat trips. To learn more, keep reading today.
Skellig Landing Tour
If you’re looking for a truly unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience, then our Skellig Landing Tour is perfect for you. As long as you have a reasonable level of fitness and don’t mind climbing the 640 steps to the top of the island, then this tour is a great choice. You will have 2.5 hours on the island to fully explore and take in everything about this stunning island. This tour is steeped in history, wildlife and nature, and it provides you with an incredible experience.
As part of our Skellig Landing Tour, you will be able to disembark the vessel and climb the famous steps of Skellig Michael. You will be guided by an experienced and knowledgeable O.P.W who will bring the trip to life for you. Our team will ensure that you have a truly memorable experience and that you learn all about the history and heritage of the island. This trip also includes a boat tour around Little Skellig, so you can observe the magnificent wildlife that calls the Skellig coast home.
Skellig Eco Tour
We also have a Skellig Eco Tour which is ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to land on Skellig Michael but still wants to experience the nature and beauty of the Skellig coast from one of our boats. This is a different experience to our Landing Tour but is no less unique and magical, and you will be able to take in all of the scenery whilst learning about the folklore of the Skellig coast.
During this tour, you will be guided through the history and told the many stories that have been passed down through time about the Skellig Islands. You will also get to see an abundance of wildlife, including puffins, gannets, seals, bottlenose dolphins and even the occasional humpback whale too. This experience is exhilarating and it’s worth every penny for those who want to see the islands up close and learn about their history.
Ready to Book a Skellig Island Boat Trip?
We hope that this short post has taught you more about our Skellig Island boat trips and helped you to decide which is best to book. If you’re ready to book your Skellig Island boat trip, then visit our website today. We aim to provide a quality service to all of our customers and give you an experience that you will never forget.
You can book your adventure with us online and we have a very straightforward booking tool on our website. You can also find out everything you need to know about each of our Skellig boat trips on our website, including departure times and tour durations, so you can ensure that you’re prepared for your trip.
We look forward to showing you the Skellig Islands and helping you to experience everything that they have to offer on one of our highly-rated tours.