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Skellig Michael

Address: Ballinskeillig Bay, Ireland
Phone Number: 353 66 9476306
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$1,697*
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8-Day West of Ireland Tour from Dublin
96%
Ranked #11 of 405 things to do in County Kerry
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
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Type: Islands, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
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Munford, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our trip to Skellig Michael was one of the biggest highlights of our honeymoon trip to Ireland. We booked our trip to the island with Brendon Casey. He was friendly and informative, telling us about the islands and the area on the way out and back. The island itself is AMAZING! It's one of those things you have to see... More 

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Eustis, Florida
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22 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Skellig Michael was, without a doubt, my favorite experience in Ireland. It isn't for the faint-hearted or those prone to sea-sickness. Adventurous spirits only. Lots of wonderful, old stone steps exposed to the heights. Breathtaking views and history. I only wish we could spend a whole night there to experience the full island. We took a boat from Ballinskelligs. Definitely... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Skellig Michael was the main reason for me and my mother’s stay in Portmagee. The only way to visit the rock is by booking a boat trip. I booked our trip at 'Casey's boat trips', of which the costs regard €50 per person. Additionally, I had to ring during the evening prior to the trip to make sure whether the... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visiting Skellig Michael is one of those things you must try to do if you are in the southwest of Ireland. Getting there is quite difficult. The number of trips each day are limited to a small number of boats out of Portmagee and Ballinskelligs. The trips out of Portmagee are quicker and easier to arrange. The boat pilots out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've read some negative reviews about Joe Roddy & Sons, but our experience with this company was outstanding! I researched and researched all the companies before deciding on Roddy & Sons and I'm so thankful that we chose them. We heard horror stories about other tour companies from multiple sources...several online reviews including tripadvisor, and first hand accounts from other... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We have been saying for years that we should do this trip and finally we got around to it. We have a holiday home about 40 mins away so it was about time we did. This trip is very weather dependant so if possible go on a calm day,we were fortunate and went on a beautiful calm day. The trips... More 

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Clonbur Galway
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Got the Boat from the beautiful Village of Portmagee .. The trip out takes about 50 mins . Costs €50 per person .. You sign a contract with ferry company that they are not responsible ., Getting off the boat can be a small bit scary .. The views as you climb the steps going up are breathtaking .. Don't... More 

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Deer Park, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I visited Skellig Michael during Lent in 2011. I absolutely loved everything about it. Before we headed out we watched a short video on the history of it. I have to say this is a MUST SEE along with other places in Ireland.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a must do on your Ireland List! We took Brendan Casey tour from Portmagee a sleepy little fishing village with nothing there, come prepared with hiking pants,shirt, rain jacket, hiking boots, and a small day pack with water and a snack. The boat ride over wasn't too bad you will get a little wet. 45 mins to Skellig.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I had the opportunity to visit Skellig Michael and it is now on my current top ten most memorable sites to visit which includes the Grand Canyon and the view from the top of Mount Fuji.... I was lucky to have a friend set up the tour and logistics so I cannot provide any feedback on that part. On the... More 

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