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Sea Cruise Around Skellig Michael

 Sea Cruise around Skellig Islands

Our Skellig Michael Sea Cruise is the perfect way to enjoy the spectacular views of the famous Skellig Islands while remaining seated. The sea cruise departs daily from April to October and is wearher 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 view the islands up close on this tour around the mesmorising rocks. The cruise is approximately 2.5 hours long and includes touring around Skellig Beag allowing you to view the second largest colony of gannets in the world before continuing the excursion to view the spectacular Skellig Michael and all it has to offer.

While on this tour you will have the chance to witness the beehive huts, the lighthouses and the steps these outstanding monks carved into the rock in the 6th century. This island is something of sheer magnificence that you wouldn’t want to miss.

The fun doesn’t stop there! 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.

Skellig Island - The Sea Cruise

Booking availability for the around cruise is now open! 

Book your skellig around cruise here

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Cancellation Policy

For bookings less than 10 people

If you cancel your reservation more than 48 hours in advance of the departure time, you will recieve 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 fof 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 recieve 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.

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Alternative Cruise

If the weather and conditions out at sea are unsuitable for our Skellig Cruise, there may be the option of a Skellig-related cruise within the sheltered waters of Valentia harbour and Portmagee Channel from the Skellig Experience Visitor Centre. This 45-minute cruise titled “A glimpse of the Skelligs and a touch of the ocean”. It takes in the monastic settlements of Illaunloughan, Long island and Bray Head, has a glimpse at the Skelligs in the distance, a look at some of the seabirds and estuary life, and heads back to base as soon as you have felt the movement of the real ocean under your feet!