Our Eco Tour departs daily from Portmagee marina at 9:30am,10am, 1pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm 4pm and 6:30pm (by request).
Your journey will take approx. 45 minutes to the small Skelligs where you see the second largest colony of gannets in the world and see lots of wildlife such as seals etc…
You then continue on to Skellig Michael where you get up close to see the birds, the bee hive huts, the monastery, the light house at the back and the steps the monks carved into the rock in the 5th Century. This was the old path taken by the Monks – something you do not always get to see on the landing cruises.
Skellig Michael Cruises Eco tour lasts approx. 2.5hours in total.
Get your once in a lifetime chance to take your picture in front of this amazing unesco world heritage site by a member of our staff. (You can see a sample of such pictures at the end of this page and in our gallery.)
This tour is suitable all ages and abilities especially for families with children, also people who are unable to climb 640 steps to the monastery. It is more affordable as it is half the price of the landing tour.
At Skellig Michael Cruises we cater for disabled visitors needing wheelchair access as passengers can board the boat via a door at the back.
We also have shelter from the weather, rain gear is available for all passengers and life jackets must be worn while on board. With seating inside for all passengers as well as a toilet on board.
The eco tour season runs from March 15th to November 10th and all trips are weather permitting.