Welcome to Skelligislands
We hope to provide you with an easy-to-use website containing all the important information regarding the beautiful Skellig Islands. By clicking on the flag of your choice above, you will be given a brief description of Skellig Michael in your language.
The other links are to more pages in English on this website which we hope will leave you with a lasting impression of the Skelligs.
The magnificent Skellig Islands lie 8 miles (12 km) off the coast of Portmagee in South West Kerry. Rising majestically from the sea, Skellig Michael towers 714ft. (218 metres) above sea level. On the summit of this awe-inspiring rock you will find a remarkably well preserved sixth century monastic settlement. On the spectacular Small Skelligs 23,000 pairs of gannet nest on every available ledge making it the second largest gannet colony in the world. A visit to this major tourist attraction may well be the highlight of your holiday.
The boat departs daily from Portmagee marina at approximately 10:00am, weather permitting.
The boat trip to the Skelligs takes 45 minutes and you have between 2 hours and 2 hours 30 minutes on the rock.
The boat stops for a while at the Little Skelligs to allow you to view the bird colony and seals.
The return boat trip lasts a further 45 minutes and you are back in Portmagee at around 3 o’ clock.
In the busy season is advisable to book well in advance.
Birds of Skellig Michael
- The Gannet
- The Puffin
- The Arctic Tern
- The Black Guillemot
- Herring Gull
- The Razorbill
- The Fulmar
- The Manx Shearwater
- The Cormorant
- The Guillemot
What Our Clients Say
I booked my trip to the Skelligs with Casey’s Tour about a week before my visit and I am glad I did. The boat ride was a fun experience, views were stunning, we had a lovely sunny day. We were given plenty of time to make it up and down the stairs and explore the island.
The cost was worth the amazing trip to the Skelligs. I am happy I booked with Casey.
It is a trip I will never forget! I highly recommend booking with Casey’s Skellig Islands Tours.