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Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Surreal seeing the Skelligs up close. Made our way over with Casey Tours, small boat that seats 12 and 2 crew. We got a beautiful September day, the open Atlantic is choppy regardless though and as a result we’re unable to land on the island...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

This was the highlight of our 9 day trip to Ireland. We were fortunate enough to have a fairly clear day, although the boat ride there was a bit rough. The stairs were not as scary as I had anticipated. Once at the top, it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

I was really nervous about climbing Skellig Michael and nearly stopped halfway up but I am so pleased my husband encouraged me to keep going as the views are amazing, my only disappointment was that the puffins had already left the island (will definately be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank debton2015
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This was the most amazing place i have ever been too! What the monks accomplished when they lived and built here is truly unbelievable and this place is breathtaking! No matter what you do, go here!!! The day we went, the waters were a little...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cakeeater22
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Skellig Michael is one of the most amazing places in Ireland to visit. Its history is almost unbelievable. The scenery is out of this world. The challenge of getting to the top of the rock and back is not too difficult but not to be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Beahive
Reviewed 15 September 2018

One of the best experiences. I'm 62 and went because my son found it. It was worth the climb of 600 steps. The views are stunning. Be sure to book ahead, as they only allow a certain number of boats to go out each day.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Skellig Michael is a must visit place in Ireland. A unique experience at an exceptional place. Book in advance and hope for nice weather! We sailed with Dan and Donal on the Celtic Victor, skelligboat.com. I can fully recommend them, you won't be disappointed.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Marcell P
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing trip out on the Mary Frances with Nealie Lyne. They took great care of us and the visit to the island is definitely worth it. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank JSkywalk3r
Reviewed 10 September 2018

If you want to land during the summer you have to book way, way in advance. We took the eco tour the day we visited but it was still a great experience. The sea was relatively calm and the rides out and back weren't too...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kim G
Reviewed 9 September 2018

As long as you do not have a fear of heights and you are in good shape, you need to climb the stairs and see the monastery. It is quite beautiful and very amazing that it was built here and that people survived here. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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28 July 2018|
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Response from Niamh Q | Reviewed this property |
We also used The Force Awakens - can't recommend them enough!
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10 July 2018|
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Response from Vickifitz | Reviewed this property |
Hi I used the force awakens. They were lovely a father and son duo. They may be able to work something out to you
24 June 2018|
Response from Vickifitz | Reviewed this property |
About 45 minutes can be longer depending on the tide.