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Skellig Michael

Ballinskeillig Bay, Ireland
+353 66 947 6306
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Ballinskeillig Bay, Ireland
+353 66 947 6306
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Reviewed 4 days ago

WOW and Amazing! Carmel from Vagabond Tour group really had us prepared and we understood how the boat ride worked, what to take with us, and how to be prepared. Than you Carmel! Here are a couple of suggestions that worked well for us: —...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience starts with the trip. We took the long boat trip (2 hrs) from skelligboattours which was really great. And then we went onto the island. It is beautiful, astonishing, amazing and has breath-taking views. You need to be in good health to climb...More

1  Thank Matth-t-S
Reviewed 1 week ago

So to start off, I have a moderate case of Acrophobia (especially when it comes to narrow high up ledges) so I was rather trepidatious about this portion of our trip. I spent most of the time leading up to our flight to Ireland psyching...More

1  Thank Dylan H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The weather gods blessed us as we had beautiful blue skies and (mostly) calm seas for our trip to Skellig Michael. What an amazing trip and truly stunning views, a must-do if you are traveling around Kerry. The walk up to the Monestary at the...More

1  Thank golden87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

June 27th 2017, the rain cleared and the knowledgable crew onboard the Skellig Adventure armed with chat, comforts and a cuppa entertained on the journey to the edge of the world. The Skelligs did not dissappoint and the guides generously shared their knowledge. Thank you...More

3  Thank cliona_b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were hit with crummy weather the morning of our tour. But we arrived at the Skellig Experience Center to find our captain ready to go. We went with the newer company Skellig Walker and were NOT disappointed. The boat was only a few months...More

4  Thank mikki y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Depending on the sea conditions and boat operator you choose, the crossing can be uncomfortable. And both the ascent and descent can be a bit precarious and at times scary. But to me, these challenges only add to the experience and reveal just a hint...More

1  Thank MattN69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really like this place. When you get to the top, it's awesome. With that said, I can see why Marc Hammil hated it; it can be a nightmare to get up. The day I went, it was raining. The steps, which are iffy on...More

1  Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skellig Michael was one of the few things I have seen that truly deserve to be called awesome. It is an awe inspiring and spiritual place. I felt very lucky that I had the opportunity to go since the weather was not good in the...More

3  Thank 7Danny3and4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skellig Michael is just breathtaking! It's a must! I went to Ireland 4 years ago and didnt have time to get out to Skellig Michael. I spent 4 years dreaming of going back and hiking up this island. I booked my trip months in advance...More

3  Thank Loren L
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2 June 2017|
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Response from rebekah m | Reviewed this property |
You can never plan on weather in Ireland. I have been in May when there is only sun and no rain, and I just got back last week, and it rained almost every singe day. I would say go. You will have a great time. Just layer... More
9 May 2017|
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Response from T Richard L | Reviewed this property |
You could if you have rubber tips. I didn't see anyone using trekking poles, but it should be possible. Skellig Michael is mostly rock. Your regular tip would not get any purchase on the step or the rocky surface. Good... More
Meghan H
24 March 2017|
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Response from Markosee |
Generally would not recommend for under-10s as it is a uniquely hazardous site. The very steep steps with almost vertical drops are quite different from natural cliff and mountain edges, therefore you will just have to make... More