Skelligs Rock

Skelligs Rock, Portmagee: Hours, Address, Skelligs Rock Reviews: 5/5

Skelligs Rock
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Geologic Formations
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08:30 - 18:00
Monday
08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 18:00
Thursday
08:30 - 18:00
Friday
08:30 - 18:00
Saturday
08:30 - 18:00
Sunday
08:30 - 18:00
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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 history and Starwars.You may also see whales, dolphins, sunfish and even basking sharks roaming the surrounding waters. Tour is limited to a maximum of 12 travelers, this is not a landing tour. Choose from one of the four departure times when you book.
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anniebaps
109 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
Took a boat trip around the two islands. Thought my mam would vom on the way out with the swells and the speed but she soon settled into it and enjoyed the glory of the gannets on little skellig and the history and beauty of skellig Michael. What mad bastards those monks were to live out there in the wild Atlantic way. The history and beauty of it really makes you pause for thought. Well worth it if you think you've got the the stomach for it on a choppy day 😂
Written 23 September 2021
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Macks
Ballybunnion, Ireland56 contributions
Aug 2021
Visited in August 21. Incredible experience and cant wait to go back. We took our two kids age 12 and 14 and it was perfect. I probably wouldn't take younger kids. Left Portmagee onboard Celtic Victor with Skellig Coast Adventures and couldn't recommend more. Crew Donal and Ger were great. We will definitely go back.
Written 14 September 2021
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Catherine B
Dublin, Ireland52 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Did the Skelligs landing tour with sea quest as a group of tgeee. It was an amazing experience . Worth every penny . Seanie was an amazing guide and communicated with us before the trip to tell us what was happening . He also gave us lots of information and history and made sure we were comfortable and ok all the way .
Written 20 August 2021
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Footrush
Dublin, Ireland107 contributions
Jul 2021
Seanie and Derek are fantastic everything about Sea Quest is superb !. I will always travel with them and can’t recommend them highly enough !. They are true professionals with a very human face (a very rare quality these days). It is clear from the moment that you meet them that they are at one with the unique environment that they inhabit, their love for it is truly infectious and will make you want to return to this very special place. If you are fortunate enough to have the chance to travel with them I would strongly urge you to seize it you won’t be disappointed !.
Written 3 August 2021
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celcor_IRL
Ireland342 contributions
Jul 2021
Booking online with this company couldn't have been easier (skelligsrock.com); Seanie & Mary were in contact with us via email a week prior and by text the day before with info about the trip. Seanie and Derek couldn't have been nicer ensuring health & safety measures were in place, everyone was feeling ok and providing information on the area & history as we made our way to the Skelligs; they were extremely personable and added to our experience. The landing tour was truly spectacular; the guides on Skellig did a great job too. This trip is not for kids or anyone with a fear of heights as the steps and paths along the cliff edge can be daunting especially on the way down. We had an amazing time and are so glad we did the trip and would highly recommend to others.
Written 12 July 2021
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Babs O T
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Myself and my hubby did the Skellig Michael tour, well all we can say is wow!! What an experience, it is stunning, our Captain Nicky was an absolute diamond. He was very knowledgeable and his one liners had us cracking up ,so professional and a real down to earth guy. Don't miss this opportunity to visit Skellig Michael, you will not be disappointed, if it's good enough for Star Wars then it speaks for itself. Great day out altogether 👌
Written 12 June 2021
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Jillian M
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Sep 2019
My mother and I did the landing trip at the end of September. Because there was some rain in the forecast, we were anxious that our trip would get cancelled, but in the end we were blessed with good weather and our boat was able to go and I'M SO GLAD IT DID! Seanie, the owner of Skelligs Rock, did a good job at keeping in touch by text and email to update us about the trip in advance. Derek and Dave on the boat were so enthusiastic and excited. They clearly love their job, as they didn't just shuttle us to the island, they went out of their way to track dolphins and whales to show us, and different kinds of birds. They pulled up beside Little Skellig on the way over to give us a good view of the island and its bird colony. Once on the island, we had 2.5 hrs, which was the perfect amount of time to climb the stairs at a leisurely pace, take in the monastery and the views from the top, and then climb back down. The island is so beautiful, truly unlike anything I have ever seen. Derek and Dave were genuinely interested in making sure that their passengers were ok and having a good time. I was the only person on the boat to get seasick and Derek checked on me frequently to ensure I was ok.
Our day trip to Skellig was so special and truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I realize it's a bit of a gamble when you book this trip so far in advance, because you can't know what the seas will be like and if your trip will happen, but I'm so glad we took a chance on this. It was truly the highlight of our trip to Ireland. I can't recommend booking with Skellig Rock enough!
Written 5 October 2019
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African Rosie
19 contributions
Sep 2019
Went to the Skellig Experience on Valentia Island. We were blown away when we watched a short film about how the Monks went to live on Skellig. The hardship they endured and just how many years it took successive generations of Monks to carve out what you can see today. And this was many years befor star Wars.
Written 27 September 2019
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BIG woman
11 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Never in all our days have we felt so simultaneously sea sick and astounded than during our trip to Skellig Michael. We braved choppy waters to indulge a Star Wars fantasy and were imparted with more wisdom than Yoda and more windswept than Chewbacca. The boat ride itself (although testing for one prone to seasickness) indulged our fancy for nature, with seals, a huge gannet colony (the second largest in the world) and even a pod of dolphins that swam alongside our vessel with tiny babies in tow. We booked with Sea Quest and our crew were the most seasoned and knowledgeable tour guides we’ve ever encountered. The entire journey was a valuable and fascinating history lesson told with enthusiasm and flair (with countless picture opportunities). The rock itself was stunning and your trek to the top will be rewarding and exhaustive in equal measure, lest alone for the monastery ruins that greet you at the summit. You’ll come here in awe of Jedis and leave worshipping monks and Portmagee sailors. Touché Sea Crest, May the force be with you.
Written 14 September 2019
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Debbie M
Towson117 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
My husband and I were fortunate enough to have a beautiful day to experience the Skelligs. We booked with Sea Quest through our B&B Portmagee Heights. (Monica). Six months in advance! This tour books up quickly and is very limited.
As I mentioned, the weather was beautiful but you still need rain gear. We put on rain pants and jacket because of the ocean spray on the boat ride. Super fun. The walk up the steps is a little intimidating but once you start up you just power through. What incredible views! And we were there when so many puffins were there. Adorable. I really think seeing them kept me from overthinking the steps. A great distraction. There was a guide at the top to give some history of these amazing rocks and the monks who lived here. Take your time coming down the steps. Everyone was very careful and respectful. It can be a little unnerving. As with most excursions I would have liked just a little more time there. And thanks to Derek for taking photos of us on the boat. He was always asking how everyone was doing. Nice guy! I would definitely recommend this adventure. 💚🍀
Written 6 September 2019
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