The Skellig Experience Landing Tour

Overview

5h
Our Skellig Michael Landing Tour allows you to climb the 618 steps to the very top of Skellig Michael. This tour departs daily from May to September and is weather dependent. Your journey will begin at the Skellig Experience Visitor Centre where you can learn all about the UNESCO World Heritage Site before getting the amazing opportunity to climb to the very top of this offshore island and step inside the beehive huts built by these incredible monks. The tour departs between 09:30 AM and 10:30AM and returns between 2:30PM and 3:30 PM and includes touring around Skellig Beag allowing you to view the second largest colony of gannets in the world. This island is something of sheer magnificence that you wouldn’t want to miss!

Current opening times

Monday 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Facilities

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Paid Visit
  • Covid-19 Guidelines
  • Credit Card Accepted
  • Car Parking Available
  • Guide Dogs Welcomed
  • Toilets
  • Food On Site
  • Wifi
  • Retail On Site
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Paper Ticket Accepted
  • Families
  • Sightseeing
  • Eco Friendly
  • Watersports & Activities
  • Walking and Hiking
  • Heritage Sites
  • Kids
  • Solo Visitors
  • Friends
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Mature visitors
  • Nature Lovers
  • Adventure Seekers
  • Animal Encounters
  • Climb the 618 steps to the very top of Skellig Michael
  • Entry ticket to The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre
  • Cruise around both islands - Skellig Michael and Skellig Beag
  • Guides dispersed throughout the island to answer any queries you may have while on tour

  • Up close views of the famous Puffin, gannets and other birds present on the island of Skellig Beag.

  • Around Skellig Cruises depart daily May- September weather depending
  • Please ensure that the contact information you have provided us is correct (email, phone numbers etc.) including the country code for telephone numbers as we will need to keep you updated on the trip schedule/weather conditions etc. 
  • Please enter a valid email address that you can check when travelling as any sailing cancellations will be done via email and to the email address given at the time of booking
  • We cannot take responsibility for non-receipt of any cancellation emails
  • Refunds will only be given on days that sailings are cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. The Skipper’s decision is final
  • Children under 12 are not permitted to partake in the landing tour
  • Landing tours are approximately 5 hours in duration and depart in the morning only
  • Once you arrive back at The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre you can enjoy a wholesome meal in our fully licensed restaurant or pick up some souvenirs in our Gift Shop
For bookings less than 10 people

  • If you cancel your reservation more than 48 hours in advance of the departure time, you will receive a refund. However, when refunds are issued, the transaction commission charged by our payment partner Stripe is not refunded. This commission is kept by Stripe
  • A cancellation fee of 50% of the amount paid will be applied for cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance of the departure time, or in the case of a no show

For bookings more than 10 people

  • If you cancel your reservation more than 7 days in advance of the departure time, you will receive a refund. However, when refunds are issued, the transaction commission charged by our payment partner Stripe is not refunded. This commission is kept by Stripe
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations made less than 7 days in advance of the departure time or in case of no-show
  • Landing Tours depart from The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre on Valentia Island V23 YD52
  • We advise arriving 45 minutes prior to your tour departure time
  • There is a restaurant area onsite where you can purchase food and drinks for your tour. Please let us know in advance if you have any special requirements
  • Prior to boat departure you will have time to register, take a tour of the Skellig Centre and view our audio visual displays. Please remember to use the toilet here before departure as there are no toilets on the boat
  • PLEASE NOTE: All boat tours are weather dependent, and some departures may be cancelled if the skipper deems sea conditions unfavorable. 

Contact details

  • The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre
  • Coarha More
  • Valentia Island
  • Ireland
669476306
skelligexperience@live.com