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Skellig Tours

Bunavalla Pier | Derrynane Harbour, Caherdaniel, Ireland
+353 87 689 8431
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Fantastic islands but mixed execution

The tour itself was quite straightforward…it’s just a long boat ride both ways, with some snacks... read more

Reviewed 25 December 2017
Shikhar S
Great day out!

Definitely recommend booking with Skellig tours! We had a great day out. The journey out was a bit... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Kielymary
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Bunavalla Pier | Derrynane Harbour, Caherdaniel, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

The tour itself was quite straightforward…it’s just a long boat ride both ways, with some snacks thrown in on the way back. However, we were displeased with John’s attitude. For context, we lost our way while getting to the departure harbour (we incorrectly entered “Bunavalla...More

Thank Shikhar S
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely recommend booking with Skellig tours! We had a great day out. The journey out was a bit rough heading out to skellig Michael but there's nothing anyone can do about that. Some people on the boat did have a bit of sea sickness, so...More

Thank Kielymary
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Had a brilliant trip to Skellig Michael with Skellig Tours. Tour was booked few months in advance, €70 for the tour which is well worth it. About a 90 minute boat trip over and back. 2 and a half hours on the island. The island...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Amazing experience from start to finish, don't leave Kerry or Ireland without a visit to Caherdaniel and the magical Skellig Islands which were breathtakingly beautiful. John was great to answer all my texts of silly questions and put my mind at ease before booking. Excellent...More

Thank IrelandLucy
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We sailed yesterday to Skellig Michael. Both John and Jack (and the dogs) made the trip to and from the island worthwhile. The voyage is close to 2 hours but you have more than enough time to climb the step, visit the monastery and enjoy...More

Thank oscarjosefina
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

As a local (now living in Australia), I am "ashamed" to say that I had never been to the Skelligs until now. Home on a family holiday, we decided that we needed to tick this off the bucket list. John and his crew made this...More

Thank POF999
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We sailed from Caherdaniel on a very wet August morning. As we travelled towards one of the World's most important heritage sites our journey was enhanced as we watched many different sea birds looking for breakfast. As the island came in to view it was...More

Thank seaniecos
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We may have waited too long to book our landing tour, as most of the boats that sail from Portmagee were fully booked. But fortunately we found space on Skellig Tours. The captain and his crew were very professional and caring. (And his dogs were...More

Thank MattN69
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

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

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Reviewed 25 April 2017 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
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Kathleen Y
18 December 2017|
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Response from POF999 | Reviewed this property |
Not very safe, not recommended for toddlers/young kids and not at all for the faint hearted. But possible if you could use a back/hiking carrier. You may not be able to make it to the top and you would have to be holding on... More
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Marathonman769
21 October 2015|
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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.
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