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Skellig Michael

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Address: Ballinskeillig Bay, Ireland
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The Edge of the World

Skellig Michael is an unmatchable experience. Summary: GO. Getting a Ticket: I'd always wanted to go, and hadn't realized it was featured in the 7th Star Wars movie a year or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Skellig Michael is an unmatchable experience. Summary: GO. Getting a Ticket: I'd always wanted to go, and hadn't realized it was featured in the 7th Star Wars movie a year or so before we visited, so had a heck of a time finding a ticket onto the island. There are only a few boats allowed to take visitors to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome place. Ensure that you are going with good weather conditions. Cover the complete island. At least 2 hours total journey time. Must visit...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

My teenage son and I visited and felt extremely lucky to get out because bad weather cancels many trips. So be prepared. It was about a 50 minute boat ride over and was pretty bumpy. Take Dramimine! I was fine but my son was sick. When we got there, the rest of the experience was amazing. The views were awesome,... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

we had planned to go on our first trip to ireland but couldn't go due to weather...but the second trip - this was a MUST from the bucket list...had to see the PUFFINS. and we were not disappointed...the weather for the boat ride out was wonderful, clear and calm seas...the approach to skellig michael is magical...the hike up is very... More 

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Craig, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice stop off on the Ring of Kerry. This was the off season and a little late in the day so not much going on. We had lunch which was really good. Very friendly staff.

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Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

For me, the trip to Skelling Michael has been an authentic nightmare. We left the bay during a sunny and warm day, but as soon as we started to sail in the ocean, the sea was extremely choppy. I have been sick all the way out (pretty embarrassing when you are in a tiny boat with other 10 unknown people)... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

This was one of our best experiences even though the seas are too rough for landings in October. Sitting 6 miles out in the North Atlantic is a tiny steep island with a 6th century stone monastery on top. Accessed only by hundreds of stone steps ascending up the steep landscape. Built by monks as an isolated religious escape. Our... More 

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4 Thank Judy2step
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We arrived to the Marina in Portmagee,the sea was like glass with the sun shimmering down reflecting everything in sight,from the fishing boats in the harbour to the beautifully decorated homes in the village.A little office near the marina to purchase ones tickets,very handy. As the boat pulls out to sea to take a look back the view of the... More 

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6 Thank angelamaria235
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

First. Go before it is closed down. This was really a once in a lifetime experience. I consider myself privileged to have been able to visit Skellig Michael. It's not easy however. The boat trip even on a beautiful summer's day is not for the faint hearted. Can't recall but it was over an hour to get there. After a... More 

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5 Thank John M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I am disgusted to see that there are so many people saying that their experience here was terrible! This is an absolutely incredible experience, after all it is an ancient settlement for monks and is constructed on an island in the middle of the sea! The stone slabs for steps are many. You must tread carefully as you can fall... More 

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