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Skellig Boat is a family run business operated by Dan and Donal McCrohan who between them have a combined experience of over 60yrs operating landing trips to Skellig Michael.

We aim to provide you with an unforgettable and awe inspiring trip where you will experience the magic of mystical Skellig Michael. A visit to Skellig Michael is a unique and truly captivating experience. See for yourself the wonders of nature and outstanding natural beauty of this very special place.

Your safety and comfort will be our priority and we will endeavour to provide you with memories of the trip that you will treasure forever.

We offer two types of trip…

A Landing trip where you get to land on Skellig Michael, retrace the Monks footprints and visit the monastery on Skellig Michael – this trip is a truly memorable experience. The landing trip also circles Little Skellig where you can view the Gannet colony – if weather conditions allow we will also circle Skellig Michael after your time on the island.

There are some details about this trip that should be observed before you make a decision to visit – these are outlined below

  • Landing on Skellig Michael and undertaking the climb to the monastery requires a reasonable level of fitness and mobility. The sea trip can also be challenging at times and this should also be considered before making a booking enquiry. All intending travellers should be physically fit for this trip.
  • Children under 12 are not accommodated on this trip
  • Wet gear will be provided but we recommend you bring you own also as you can never have enough when out on the ocean – sensible footgear is also required.

An alternative Eco tour which is more suitable to younger and older ages which circles both Skellig Michael and Little Skellig. This trip does not land on Skellig Michael. From this tour you will get a full appreciation of the flora and fauna that abounds around the Skelligs. Circling Skellig Michael you will see the steps leading to the Monastery, the beehive huts, the lighthouse and much more.

Throughout the tour we will depart to you our knowledge of the history of Skellig Michael and surrounding area. At the Small Skelligs you will witness first-hand the wonder of over 50,000 Gannets (the 2nd largest colony in the world) and the resident colony of seal. Dolphins and Whales can also be seen occasionally on the trip to and from Skellig.

Special group rates available.

Please ensure to view the Safety Video from the Office of Public Works (OPW) in the “Useful links” section below prior to any enquiries.

Call us on 087 290 6168

Useful Links…

Skellig Michael is a wilderness site and a designated Nature Reserve. The site presents a unique landscape and visitors must take care at all times…Read more on the Heritage Ireland website >>

In 2014 and 2015 Tim, Julie, Tyler and Kara spent 13 months travelling the world. In August they visited Skellig Michael, and here’s what they thought…

Our landing trips depart from Portmagee Marina at 9am each morning weather permitting and return at approximately 2pm.

The itinerary of the trip is as follows:

  • Arrive at Portmagee marina, Co. Kerry at 8.45am
  • On arrival ask for the Celtic Victor (this is the name of our vessel)
  • Depart 9.00am
  • Arrive at Skellig Michael at approx. 10.00am
  • Depart Skellig Michael at approx. 12.30pm
  • Return to Portmagee 1.45pm

Note: All bookings should confirm 2 days before the sailing date to get an update on weather conditions and departure times.

Cost: The Skellig landing trip costs €85 per person.

Our Eco trips depart from Portmagee Marina at approximately 2.30pm and return at approximately 5.00pm.

The itinerary of the trip is as follows:

  • Arrive at Portmagee marina at 2.15pm
  • On arrival at the marina ask for the Celtic Victor (this is our vessel)
  • Depart 2.30pm
  • Arrive at Skellig Islands at approx. 3.30pm
  • Depart Skellig Islands at approx. 4.15pm
  • Return to Portmagee 5.00pm

Cost: The Skellig eco trip costs €40 per person.

Find Us…


Skellig Michael

Wild Atlantic Way

Dan & Donal McCrohan, Knightstown, Valentia Island, Co Kerry, Ireland
Tel: 087 290 6168