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Ballinskeillig Bay, Ireland
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I was really nervous about climbing Skellig Michael and nearly stopped halfway up but I am so pleased my husband encouraged me to keep going as the views are amazing, my only disappointment was that the puffins had already left the island (will definately be...More

Thank debton2015
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the most amazing place i have ever been too! What the monks accomplished when they lived and built here is truly unbelievable and this place is breathtaking! No matter what you do, go here!!! The day we went, the waters were a little...More

Thank Cakeeater22
Reviewed 4 days ago

Skellig Michael is one of the most amazing places in Ireland to visit. Its history is almost unbelievable. The scenery is out of this world. The challenge of getting to the top of the rock and back is not too difficult but not to be...More

Thank Beahive
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best experiences. I'm 62 and went because my son found it. It was worth the climb of 600 steps. The views are stunning. Be sure to book ahead, as they only allow a certain number of boats to go out each day.

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Skellig Michael is a must visit place in Ireland. A unique experience at an exceptional place. Book in advance and hope for nice weather! We sailed with Dan and Donal on the Celtic Victor, skelligboat.com. I can fully recommend them, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Marcell P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing trip out on the Mary Frances with Nealie Lyne. They took great care of us and the visit to the island is definitely worth it. Highly recommend.

Thank JSkywalk3r
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to land during the summer you have to book way, way in advance. We took the eco tour the day we visited but it was still a great experience. The sea was relatively calm and the rides out and back weren't too...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed 1 week ago

As long as you do not have a fear of heights and you are in good shape, you need to climb the stairs and see the monastery. It is quite beautiful and very amazing that it was built here and that people survived here. The...More

Thank sabgkids
Reviewed 1 week ago

Skelling Ring Scenic Drive should be next in your bucket list. Excellent drive, views, coastal Wild Atlantic Way.

Thank Tauseef S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the tour around the Skelligs and were joined by several people who had wished to land. But with nine foot swells (the locals said "it might be a little swellie"), that was not possible. Booking ahead does not assure landing, but if that...More

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July 28, 2018|
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Response from Niamh Q | Reviewed this property |
We also used The Force Awakens - can't recommend them enough!
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from Vickifitz | Reviewed this property |
Hi I used the force awakens. They were lovely a father and son duo. They may be able to work something out to you
June 24, 2018|
Response from Vickifitz | Reviewed this property |
About 45 minutes can be longer depending on the tide.