Casey's Tours to Skellig Michael
We hope to provide you with an easy-to-use website containing all the important information regarding the beautiful Skellig Islands.
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.
We have two types of tours going to the Skelligs, a landing tour and an eco tour that goes around both islands.
The landing tour departs Portmagee marina in the morning at approximately 9:15am arriving back at the marina in the afternoon around 2pm.
The eco tour departs Portmagee marina daily at 2:30pm and 4:30pm. This boat tour circles both Islands and you get up close to Skellig Michael and the small Skelligs to see both the wildlife and the historical sites.
All our tours are dependent on the sea conditions. The tours are very popular especially in the busy season so it 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