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“Unforgettable Boat Trip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Casey's Skellig Islands Tours

Casey's Skellig Islands Tours
Portmagee pier, Portmagee, Ireland
+353 (0) 66 9472437
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Portmagee
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Unforgettable Boat Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The boat trip to Skelligs with Casey's was the best ever experience in my life!
Make sure you have some raincoat as you can get wet on the boat.
Very nice and reliable service, really can recommend. Even though the trip is quite expensive (50eur pp), it's worth it!!!
Make sure you book your trip in advance as this is really popular trip.

The Skellig is a beautiful place and has unforgettable views from the top!

Visited August 2012
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“One of the highlights of our Ireland Trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

My husband and I used Casey's Boat Tours to get out to the Skellig Islands and had an awesome time! We had made reservations about two weeks in advance and luckily had weather good enough to travel in. Our B&B hosts were kind enough to call the day before and confirm our reservations as well.
We met Brendan Casey the boat operator on the Portmagee Pier and into the boat we went. The seas were rough (take your dramamine), but Captain Casey did an excellent job navigating. He even let you steer the boat if you wanted.
Getting onto Skellig Michael is a little tough, but there were people on the landing dock to make sure you got on safely. We had roughly two hours on the island to explore the monastery and then we were back on the boat for our return trip. Keep in mind there are NO bathrooms on Skellig Michael and I highly recommend wearing sneakers or hiking shoes for navigating the steep stairs! And sorry parents... this is NOT a place to take your kids!
After heading out, we navigated around Little Skellig stopping to see the birds and the seals onshore and then headed back to port. All in all, it was a great day and well worth the money!

Visited July 2012
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