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Skellig Michael

Ballinskeillig Bay, Ireland
+353 66 947 6306
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“sea sickness” (39 reviews)
“boat ride” (88 reviews)
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Ballinskeillig Bay, Ireland
+353 66 947 6306
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Reviewed 2 October 2015

The trek up to the top is not too strenuous. The steps for the most part are fairly wide. Once you get up there, the view is stunning. There are guides on the island to tell you about the history which really adds to the...More

10  Thank WCL1982
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Simply spectacular, lucky to get a trip out right at the end of the season and even luckier to be skippered by the last lighthouse keeper of the island, he took us on a grand guided tour past Puffin island and close to the southern...More

5  Thank irishbogman
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Set off on what must have been the Sunniest and Hottest day of 2015 in Kerry. I booked Casey's Boat well in advance as it drops you on the Island and returns two hours later to pick you up. It takes approximately 45 minutes by...More

8  Thank Melinks
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Finally got the opportunity to visit Skellig Michael - not easy, depends on favourable weather and sea state and because you have to book in advance it's the luck of the draw if you get to travel, also the sea crossing can be a bit...More

10  Thank Peter C
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We managed to get a window in between the wettest September on record but we go smooth waters and a sunny day. Boat we took was excellent Father and Son and they were very careful on safety grounds took no chances especially on landing and...More

5  Thank Michael K
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I was hesitant to write this review because I want Skellig Michael to remain the quite, peaceful location that it is, but the experience was just too great to keep to myself. This was one of the most unique and beautiful places I have ever...More

3  Thank mhgoolman
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

What I forgot to mention on my previous review is that there are no toilet facilities what so ever when you go visit the Skelligs Rock. Once you step on your boat to when you are back on shore (approx 5 hours), there no toilets,...More

10  Thank Caroline K
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We went today 1st Sept. Booked with Brendan Casey after finding his name on a flyer we found in the Killorglin tourist info centre. The Port Magee website also has contact details. Incredible weather for us but it's Ireland and the ocean so it gets...More

6  Thank Errol H
Reviewed 1 September 2015

One of my bucket list items. The rock/island itself is formidable and stunning in its own way. The monastic settlement is over 1500 years old and remains pretty much unchanged since the last occupancy nearly 800 years ago. The journey is more one of experience,...More

7  Thank JJW296
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Amazing it rained but it was still worth it ,the views are spectacular well worth the trip see photos below

1  Thank Katherina C
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6 October 2017|
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Response from Tuppefun | Reviewed this property |
I’m unsure weather can be pretty rough that time of year. Usually 2 types of tours a landing one and the second you get a spin about both islands. Fab view. Check website of local operators based in portmagee. Used to be... More
5 October 2017|
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Response from Tuppefun | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, when you leave boat they tell you time to come back. It’s important that you book ahead. Places limited. On the island for a few hours. All depends on the weather.
30 August 2017|
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Response from Chris I | Reviewed this property |
We paid 75 euros each for our trip and felt that included the tip!