Welcome to the Skellig Experience
The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre for the Skellig Islands


What is The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre?

We are a Visitor Centre dedicated to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Skellig Michael. Here you can learn all the history and archaeology of Skellig Michael.

Can we take a boat tour to Skellig Michael with you?

Yes we arrange boat tours daily from March to October weather permitting. These include around cruises and landing tours.

Where do the tours depart from?

All of our boat tours depart from The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre on Valentia Island, V23 YD 52.

Do I ned to book tours in advance?

We do advise booking our landing tours in advance as spaces are limited. While our around cruises are very popular especially during the summer months, pre- booking is not essential.

What happens if the weather is bad?

If the Skipper deems sea conditions as unfavourable we will unfortuately have to cancel the boat tour. We will endeavor to give you as much notice as possible. For around cruises we will refund your money and for landing tours a refund will be given excluding the €5.00 handling fee.

Can I reschedule an around cruise if it is cancelled due to weather conditions?

Yes, if your around cruise is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions we will endeavor to put you on the next available around cruise.

When do the around cruises begin?

Our around cruises will begin mid March and will continue to run daily until October weather permitting.

What is the minimum number of people allowed on the boat?

There is a maximum of 12 people per boat. If you have a group of 12 people or more please contact us in advance.

Do you offer a waiting list?

Yes on our website you can choose to be put on a waiting list and you will be notified as soon as a space becomes available. You must go in and book once you get the notification to avoid losing your space.

Does The Skellig Experience offer group bookings for boat tours?

Yes, we can organise group bookings for boat tours however please contact us in advance to avoid dissapointment.