Why You Should Visit The Skellig Islands

If you’re looking for an adventure of a lifetime, then you need to visit the Skellig Islands. Located off the coast of County Kerry in Ireland, the Skellig Islands are made up of Skellig Michael which is the largest of the islands and Little Skellig which is the smaller island. Although you aren’t able to walk on Little Skellig, you can explore Skellig Michael on foot which is an incredible experience. From its towering sea cliff views to its ancient monastic ruins, Skellig Michael offers visitors a unique and unforgettable excursion. 

Whether you’re looking to explore nature, visit historical sites or simply relax and take in the scenery, Ireland is the perfect destination. Our team at Skellig Coast Adventures has put together this short post to outline just a few of the reasons why you need to visit the Skellig Islands during your holiday to Ireland. To learn more, keep on reading and for further information about our boat trips to the Skellig Islands – head over to our website today. 

  1. Immerse Yourself in History

One of the many reasons why you should visit the Skellig Islands is to immerse yourself in local history and learn all about these stunning islands. The Skellig Islands are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are one of the two only sites in the Republic of Ireland. The islands are a popular tourist destination because they are home to the remains of an ancient Christian monastery. The monastery is located at the top of Skellig Michael and if you visit the island, you have the opportunity to climb the famous steps up to it.

  1. Experience the Unique Wildlife

Another reason to visit the islands is to experience the unique wildlife. The Skellig Islands are home to a variety of wildlife that you can see during your boat trip, including thousands of species of seabirds such as puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes and razorbills. If you’re lucky, you might also see some of the amazing wildlife in the ocean such as seals, dolphins and even whales. A boat trip is a must for any nature lover – don’t forget your camera so you can take some snaps of the beautiful wildlife that you encounter. 

  1. Enjoy the Breathtaking Views

As well as experiencing the unique wildlife, you can also simply enjoy the breathtaking views when you visit the Skellig Islands. A boat trip offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean as well as the rolling green hills of the Iveragh Peninsula and the Skellig Islands themselves. You can be guaranteed to experience incredible views whilst you’re on a tour. The Skellig Islands are located in a truly stunning destination with impressive panoramic views, so if you are someone who appreciates the beauty of a natural landscape, we definitely recommend a boat trip. 

Interested in Booking an Adventure to the Skellig Islands?

If this post has inspired you and you’re interested in booking a trip to see the Skellig Islands – then why not book a boat trip with Skellig Coast Adventures today?

We provide a Skellig Landing Tour and a Skellig Eco Tour, and you can explore the Skellig Islands with us by boat. If you’re looking for a tour where you get a chance to disembark the boat and climb the famous steps of Skellig Michael, then our Landing Tour is for you. You’ll get several hours to explore the island and immerse yourself in the history of Skellig Michael, alongside our expert guides. If you’d prefer to enjoy the beauty of the coast and experience the stunning views, then our Eco Tour is ideal.

We have been providing our boat tours for over 50 years, so you can trust us to provide you with an unforgettable experience. To book your tour of the Skellig Islands with us, you can visit our website today and use our easy-to-use booking tool. You’ll be able to choose between our two tours and book a date that suits you best. We will provide you with all of the information you need ahead of your tour, so you can be prepared for your adventure. 

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