The Benefits of Booking Skellig Boat Trips

Both Skellig Michael and its twin Little Skellig are only accessible by boat, so if you want to get up close to these renowned islands then you will need to book a boat trip. Skellig boat trips are some of the most popular boat trips in the Kerry region of Ireland and you can book a variety of trips that enable you to explore the Skellig Islands.

From Eco Tours to Landing Tours, boat trips provide the perfect opportunity to explore this amazing area and its spectacular scenery. The Skellig Islands really are a must-see for anyone looking for a unique and unforgettable experience. From the comfort of one of the Skellig Coast Adventures’ vessels, you can enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean and a knowledgeable tour guide will tell you all about the Skellig Islands. Below we have listed some of the biggest benefits of booking a Skellig boat trip. 

Spectacular Views

A boat trip off the Skellig Coast, which is an astonishing coastline on the Wild Atlantic Way, provides some of the most stunning views in the region. The rocky cliffs, picturesque coastline and crystal clear waters make for a breathtaking backdrop for your journey to the Skellig Islands. You can take in some of the most scenic views of the Valentia Harbour and lighthouse as well as the surrounding Atlantic Ocean.  

Unique Wildlife

The Skellig Islands are home to many species of birds, including puffins, kittiwakes and the 2nd largest colony of gannets in the world. These birds make their nests on the islands and the cliffs that surround them, providing a unique wildlife experience. Whilst on the boat trip, you’re likely to see seals and bottlenose dolphins too, and sometimes you can even catch a glimpse of humpback whales. The abundance of local wildlife creatures makes a boat trip worthwhile.  

Interesting History

Many aren’t aware of the long and fascinating history of the Skellig Islands. They are 350 million years old, were home to a 6th-century monastery and have featured in well-known movies like Star Wars “The Force Awakens”. The Skellig islands are now a protected UNESCO World Heritage site, allowing visitors to explore and learn more about the area’s rich cultural heritage. A boat trip is a great way to be immersed in the fascinating history of the Skellig Coast.

Relax and Unwind

A boat trip to the Skellig Islands can be the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind. The tranquil atmosphere and stunning scenery make it the ideal destination for a day trip. You can sit back, relax and enjoy everything that this region of Ireland has to offer. With over five decades of experience providing boat tours, you will be in good hands with the Skellig Coast Adventures team and we aim to provide a quality experience. 

Sense of Adventure

Exploring the islands by boat gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the wildlife and the breathtaking scenery. You can even disembark the vessel when you book a Landing Tour and explore Skellig Michael on foot. You can climb the 640 steps to the very top of the island and look over the Atlantic Ocean. With two and a half hours to explore, you can have lots of fun and take in everything about the island. 

Booking a Boat Trip in Ireland 

If you’re interested in booking a boat trip in Ireland to visit the Skellig Islands, explore the Skellig Coast Adventures website today. You can find out everything you need to know about the two different tours we offer and decide which is best for you to book. No matter which boat trip you choose, we can assure you that you will have an unforgettable time. 

You can book a boat trip in Ireland on our website. Simply click the ‘book your adventure

today’ button and select the tour you’re interested in. You should be able to find all of the information you need on our website but if you have any questions, feel free to email us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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