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The Eco and Star Wars specialists for tours to the Skelligs. Enjoy a 2.5 hr tour with a professional guide onboard an eco-cruise around the Skellig Islands from Portmagee. They offer the traveler everything they could wish for, wildlife, ancient...more
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Portmagee, Ireland
+353 87 236 2344
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went out of our way to go here thinking we could climb to the monastery but you must book an early morning boat to do so and would need to be quiet agile and very fit. Boat trip takes about an hour plus in good...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a famous rock island. We saw it from the mainland. We didn’t travel out to the rock. Interesting to learn about and see though. We saw it while on a private day tour with Wild Atlantic Way (Paudie). He pointed it out to...More

Thank PSimms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

on a sunny day a boat trip around the skelligs is well worth the the trip you get to see were the monk went to in the 5 century you don't land on the rock with this trip so it takes about 2-21/2 hours dress...More

Thank boreen1
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I used the boat named Sea Quest on the way to Skellig Michael and the trip was great. David and Derek, who were the captain and crewman for the ship, were wonderful. We had a great day for traveling. What I really liked was that...More

Thank 768petej
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This is very exciting and somewhat dangerous, my heart was pounding on both the ascent and descent, the steps are uneven & the view can make you dizzy, definitely not for the faint of heart or anyone with any medical issues, it's just too dangerous

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Great experience--one of a kind opportunity to do the Skellig Michael Landing experience. Don't just do the boat ride!

Thank Eva B
Reviewed 5 September 2018

okay, the stairs are scary. they are 'hella' steep. But once you are going up, you don't really notice it. Going down is fine as long as you concentrate one stair at a time and stop to look around. And look around you should! it's...More

Thank lasuena
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We booked a landing tour to Skellig Michael with Seanie [--] months ahead of time and prepaid to insure that we would be able to have this experience. We were told if the trip was cancelled due to weather, our money would be reimbursed. The...More

Thank Elizabeth M
SeanieM9, Owner at Skelligs Rock, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Hi Elizabeth, The reason I have been slow to reply to your email is firstly I did not see it as it was posted in the wrong location and therefore I was not aware of it. It was a the Skipper of the boat who...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Heavily weather dependent. We missed out. Our carrier could not have been nicer in trying to accommodate us but have a Plan B.

Thank weegmc
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Those rocks are wonderful, you would need to take boat to take a look at it, but totally worth it! :D

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19 June 2018|
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Response from VirginiaJean2 | Reviewed this property |
I would say pretty definitively no. The season is determined by the Office of Public Works (part Irish governing body) which takes it out of the individual sea captain’s and boating company’s hands.
22 March 2016|
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Response from Amanito G | Reviewed this property |
Hi JennLax22, John O'Shea from Caherdaniel has a washroom on his boat. He goes from Caherdaniel and Portmagee.