We went to Skellig Michael last May of 2013 and I am glad we did. Please make sure you arrive at the place at least 30 minutes early. There is no guarantee that your boat will be able to unload passengers or land. So, I have to say it's a 50/50 deal but if heavens permit, it is worth a try. I took dramamine for sea sickness before getting in the boat and I have to say it helped me a lot. The boat ride was tough and cold. It gets colder after 15-20 in the ocean. Wear something waterproof (poncho), bring gloves, scarf, thick socks & a good tennis shoes/ hiking shoes or anything with a good grip. You will be going through at least 650 steps. It took me about 30 mins getting up there. Take your time and watch your steps. Take lots of pictures. This place is amazing! They usually give a little bit of history once you reached the top, so don't miss that. There are no bathrooms or stores. It would be best not to eat and drink too much water before going there. I would recommend to bring a bar of chocolate, an apple or orange and maybe a small bottle of water to enjoy afterwards. You boat captain will tell you when you have to meet up, give yourself plenty of time going down. The captain means business when they give you the exact time. Since they have to time their boat with the waves, it is helpful when everyone is at the meeting spot. It took about 1.5 to 2 hours boat ride each way. Enjoy!!!
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