it is hard to get there. we waited several days for the weather to calm down enough for a landing. we did not see the puffins :(. still, this is one of the most beautiful places i have ever visited. the climb is not bad, we are not in great shape and we all made it, eight of us from 54 yrs down to 11 yrs old. highly recommend sean feehan's boat service in ballinskellig!