FAQ - Casey's Skellig Michael Landing and Eco Tours

Where do the tours depart from?
All our tours depart from the marina in Portmagee, Co. Kerry and you need to be there at least 15 minutes before the departure time.

Departure times for the Skellig Michael Eco Tour around both Islands.
The eco tour departs in the afternoon at 2:30pm and 4:30pm and takes approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.
The boat tour circles both Islands and you get right up close to Skellig Michael and the small Skelligs to see both the wildlife and the historical sites.  The trip costs €30 for adults and €25 for children. This tour does not land on the Island. 

Departure times for the Skellig Michael Landing Tour
There is one trip per day for this tour departing at 9:15am daily from Portmagee Marina arriving back at the marina in the afternoon around 2pm. You require a reasonable amount of fitness to undertake the landing tour. The tour is not suitable for children under 12 years of age. 
Click here to view the OPW Safety on Skellig Michael Video (We do have a toilet on the boat)

What do I need to wear for the Skellig Michael Eco Tour?
Wear warm comfortable clothing and shoes. We do have rain wear on the boat but you can bring your own if you wish in case it rains.

What do I need to wear for the Skellig Michael Landing Tour?
Wear warm comfortable clothing and good walking shoes (not flat soles) for climbing the steps to the monastery.  You also need to bring rain wear and something to eat and drink with you. You should also bring sunscreen. You require a reasonable amount of fitness to do this tour. 
Click here to view the OPW Safety on Skellig Michael Video
 (We do have a toilet on the boat)

Do I need to book in advance?
Availability for the Landing Tours are very limited so you really need to book well in advance.
For the Eco Tours it is advisable to book at least a few days in advance as they get quite busy especially in the peak season.

What times of the year do the tours take place?
The season for the landing tour begins on May 15th and ends on October 2nd. There are no landing tours outside of these dates. 
The Eco Tour season runs from the beginning of April until the middle of October.

How do I book the tours?
All bookings are done online through our website. Click the following link to View Availability and Book Skellig Michael Tours

Cancellation/Waiting List
Unfortunately we don't have a cancellation list.  All our bookings are taken online and if there is a cancellation the spots automatically become available again on our website.

If you need to cancel a tour?
If you need to cancel for any reason please let us know as soon as possible to allow someone else to book the places. If you cannot call or text please send an email.  

Weather Conditions
All our tours are dependent on both the sea conditions and weather conditions. If we need to cancel you will be given a full refund. Refunds are transferred back on to the credit/debit card you used to make the booking.

How do I book for next year?
We do not take bookings this year for next year's tours. We begin taking bookings at end of January 2017. Please check our Booking Page again at that time to view availability for next year's tours.