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Skelligs Rock

Open today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Eco and Star Wars specialists for tours to the Skelligs. Enjoy a 2.5 hr tour with a professional guide onboard an eco-cruise around the Skellig Islands from Portmagee. They offer the traveler everything they could wish for, wildlife, ancient...more
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Portmagee, Ireland
+353 87 236 2344
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're seeing this rock, it's probably because it's in the way/on the way to see Skellig Michael. This rock was barren but still pretty neat to see. There are birds everywhere and because of that, SO-MUCH-POOP! It was really interesting and despite not having...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

Went out of our way to go here thinking we could climb to the monastery but you must book an early morning boat to do so and would need to be quiet agile and very fit. Boat trip takes about an hour plus in good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a famous rock island. We saw it from the mainland. We didn’t travel out to the rock. Interesting to learn about and see though. We saw it while on a private day tour with Wild Atlantic Way (Paudie). He pointed it out to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

on a sunny day a boat trip around the skelligs is well worth the the trip you get to see were the monk went to in the 5 century you don't land on the rock with this trip so it takes about 2-21/2 hours dress...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank boreen1
Reviewed October 4, 2018

I used the boat named Sea Quest on the way to Skellig Michael and the trip was great. David and Derek, who were the captain and crewman for the ship, were wonderful. We had a great day for traveling. What I really liked was that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

This is very exciting and somewhat dangerous, my heart was pounding on both the ascent and descent, the steps are uneven & the view can make you dizzy, definitely not for the faint of heart or anyone with any medical issues, it's just too dangerous

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Great experience--one of a kind opportunity to do the Skellig Michael Landing experience. Don't just do the boat ride!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eva B
Reviewed September 5, 2018

okay, the stairs are scary. they are 'hella' steep. But once you are going up, you don't really notice it. Going down is fine as long as you concentrate one stair at a time and stop to look around. And look around you should! it's...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We booked a landing tour to Skellig Michael with Seanie [--] months ahead of time and prepaid to insure that we would be able to have this experience. We were told if the trip was cancelled due to weather, our money would be reimbursed. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elizabeth M
SeanieM9, Owner at Skelligs Rock, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Hi Elizabeth, The reason I have been slow to reply to your email is firstly I did not see it as it was posted in the wrong location and therefore I was not aware of it. It was a the Skipper of the boat who...More

Reviewed August 30, 2018

Heavily weather dependent. We missed out. Our carrier could not have been nicer in trying to accommodate us but have a Plan B.

Date of experience: August 2018
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June 18, 2018|
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Response from VirginiaJean2 | Reviewed this property |
I would say pretty definitively no. The season is determined by the Office of Public Works (part Irish governing body) which takes it out of the individual sea captain’s and boating company’s hands.
March 22, 2016|
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Response from Amanito G | Reviewed this property |
Hi JennLax22, John O'Shea from Caherdaniel has a washroom on his boat. He goes from Caherdaniel and Portmagee.
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Sarah F
Skelligs Rock Permits Delay? (7 Replies)
I just received an email from the tour operator that we booked for May 26, and they indicated that they are now unsure of the opening time of the Skelligs. They received a letter from the OPW who said the opening will be sometime in mid-May, but with no specific date. They also explained that for the first time in their operations, they don't know for sure if they are going to receive a permit for this coming season to land people on the Skelligs. Anyone have more info or details? I...More
January 27, 2017|
Response fromfuchsia2014|
TBH if the boat operators haven't yet been told the dates and who has got licences I don't think anyone else will know.