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Skellig Tours

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Bunavalla Pier | Derrynane Harbour, Caherdaniel, Ireland
+353 87 689 8431
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John O'Shea, Caherdaniel - Take a look at Kerry and Caherdaniel from the sea, what a view

Having done most of the Munro's in Scotland, the West Highland Way and the Great Glen, I was so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
This man his dogs and The Beauty of The Area

Myself my wife Phyll and our sheepdog Buddy had an amazing trip with John last Sunday it was one of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Terry H
Dublin, Ireland
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Bunavalla Pier | Derrynane Harbour, Caherdaniel, Ireland
+353 87 689 8431
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having done most of the Munro's in Scotland, the West Highland Way and the Great Glen, I was so impressed by the Ring of Kerry, but the magnificent walking was not my highlight on my last visit to Ireland. I decided to visit Caherdaniel, Ireland...More

Thank ONeil2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself my wife Phyll and our sheepdog Buddy had an amazing trip with John last Sunday it was one of the best days out I have ever experienced. Seeing Rissos, Common Dolphins and Minke whales as well as the fresh fish filleted and cooked by...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 31 August 2016

It's a privilege to be able to go onto Skellig Michael considering that tours are regularly cancelled due to rough seas and only around 120 people are allowed to go on any one day. We, like so many were unable to get onto a boat...More

Thank MyThoughtsSydney
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I took a risk trying to do a Skellig tour last minute. I did check the main site at Portmagee and, as expected, all time slots were sold out. Thankfully, I stumbled across John O'Shea, and seeing that he left out of Caherdaniel/Derrynane harbor, I...More

1  Thank novachik96
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Loved our trip from the beautiful location of the pier to Skellig on a sunny calm morning. John O'Shea the skipper made the trip. My little girl was in the wheelhouse on the way over while he made ginger tea for my other girl. They...More

Thank b s
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Trip to Skellig from Caherdaniel with John O' Shea - absolutely brilliant. Skellig Michael is special and as the guides say 'unique' - you need to visit to understand - to see so much nature around you truly special. For me four hours out at...More

Thank amanganatmanger
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The boat trip to Skellig Michael was the highlight of our Kerry tour. Little Adventure, unique culture, breathtaking landscape and views, hundred thousand of birds, all in one trip: super! Our captain John O Shea took us safe to the island and back. We appreciated...More

Thank tuerkrupp
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

First of all, Skelligs should be on all highlights list of Ireland, it is a definite must see attraction, and we are so glad we did it. We got a chance to feel the ocean(after all, we are on the island), to climb up the...More

1  Thank Schich
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Saw someone's review about upset they were about the length of the boat trip: my only thing to that is, duh? Skellig rock isn't exactly close and if a boat breaks down, can't really expect that to happen so your luck just sucks. Get over...More

2  Thank e3travels
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

The day started off fine, arrived at the pier around 9.15, had agreed a time of 9.30 with John originally but he texted me around 6am to say boat was leaving at 9am, luckily I was awake so told him we would make it as...More

5  Thank Jasperov
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How much does this tour cost?
22 October 2015|
Response from John N | Reviewed this property |
It is not a tour. You catch a prebooked boat to Skellig Michael.The cost in Summer 2015 was €60 .Its a self guided trip when you get to the rock but there are 3 well informed staff there to answer any queries you may have.
Bonjour, Logeant à KENMARE la dernière semaine de juillet, est ce une bonne idée de faire moins de route en voiture mais plus de distance en bateau pour aller sur l'ile Skellig en partant de Derrynane Harbour? Comment réserver? Est ce possible de réserver le lundi 25/07 et si le bateau ne part pas à cause du mauvais temps, être prioritaire pour les jours suivants? Merci de votre aide.
6 March 2016|
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