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Murphy Sea Cruise - Private Tours

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Address: Center of Portmagee village, Portmagee, Ireland

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Great Trip to Skellig Michael!!

We contacted Murphy by email and were answered within 24 hrs. We made the reservation by email and gave them our "Ireland" phone number. We were on our way and worrying about... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2014
Clarence F
Kingsport, Tennessee
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Bangor, United States
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

We had an amazing time out with Pat Joe. He was very informative as we made our way out to Skellig Michael. Pat Joe is everything you have come to know (or at least I have in the U.S.) and your typical Irishman. We had a wonderful time. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and he made sure everyone had a... More 

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Valentia Island, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I had a group of Yanks who Landed on Skellig Island with Murphy's Sea Cruise as I being a Lighthouse Keeper for almost 30 years service round the coast of Ireland : I gave them the story of Skellig Lighthouse and Cells : on the return from the visit & Cruise " They enjoyed everything "Pleasant sea trip & more... More 

1 Thank Valentiaisld
Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

We took the full tour of the Skelligs. Stopped on Skellig Michael and afterwards took a trip around the other island with the skipper stopping to show us the best places. Amazing experience. Just bring waterproof clothing!

2 Thank Eamon234
Lafayette, Louisiana
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Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Pat Joe Murphy was a great boat captain for our Friday morning visit to the Skelligs. He made sure everyone was okay and provided oils, slicker suits, to keep us dry. He kept us informed and safe during our calm trip there and on our much rougher trip back. Be prepared to be a little wet. These are small boats... More 

2 Thank jrdek
Decatur, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Dress warmly and be prepared for spray in your face but Pat Joe Murphy provides oilskins and you stay dry and warm. He stops for dolphin views and after the climb on Skellig Michael he takes you to Little Skellig to see the 2nd largest gannet colony and will do a second loop to let you see the seals.. We... More 

3 Thank McFran
Omaha, Nebraska
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Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

I can't say enough about how amazing it was to visit the Skelligs! I am a history, nature and Star Wars fan, so this was a perfect stop for me. My 60 year old dad and I were able to pretty easily handle the 600 steps. We stopped as needed and were at the monetary more quickly than expected. I... More 

4 Thank Amanda J
Spokane, Washington
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Reviewed 27 November 2015

Murphy's sea cruise to the Skellig Islands was booked for us by our B&B. The captain was very gracious, and the boat was typical (basic transportation) and on par with all the other boats docked at the harbor. The ride to the Skelligs was a little rough, based on the sea conditions at the time, but we felt quite safe... More 

2 Thank Joey M
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

We were so fortunate that the weather & sea cooperated so we were able to go on our trip to visit the Skelligs. Our trip was the first the boats were able to make in over a week due to weather, so we were really lucky. The booking was made by the B&B we stayed at, so all we had... More 

4 Thank carolec881
Kingsport, Tennessee
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We contacted Murphy by email and were answered within 24 hrs. We made the reservation by email and gave them our "Ireland" phone number. We were on our way and worrying about being late when he called us to see where we were. We called back when we made the last turn toward Portmagee. He waited on us, I believe,... More 

2 Thank Clarence F
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Reviewed 31 July 2013 via mobile

I think there are a number of Pat Joe Murphy organised boats going out and although we had booked we seemed to be in the over flow boat that left last and traveled much slower than the rest. Hence the 45 min journey took 1.5 hours each way. I don't know how you can make sure you get on one... More 

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