About us

Skellig Michael Cruises of Portmagee

Welcome to our site, Skellig Michael Cruises.com. We are the Devane Family from beautiful fishing village of Portmagee. Portmagee of course is the gate way to one of the natural wonders of the world; that is Skellig Michael.

Our mission…

…is to allow you, the person that cannot climb Skellig Michael, the opportunity to get up close and personal with this UNESCO World heritage site.

Our Vision…

…to have numerous luxury boats offering you this unique service.

Skellig Michael Cruises

Skellig Michael cruises was launched on the 23/7/2013. This initiative was our brain child as we could clearly see a gap in the market for people who were unable climb to the rock.  I and my wife Mary decided that if we were ever in the position to provide the service, we would. So here we are, after our first season, which has been a tremendous success.

Our boat

The Marber Therese II is a new charter boat built to the highest standards for carrying passengers around Skellig Michael. This newly built Cygnis Cyfish 39 has a full Irish P5 licence.

The boat has been named after my father’s trawler “The Marber Therese” and was built and launched in Dingle in 1981. It remained in full operation until 2009.

My father and grandfather have had a fishing trawler operating from Portmagee Pier since the 1950’s. My father fished his trawler “Marber Therese” up until a week before he passed away suddenly in 2009.

Come and join us

Now that you have met us, feel free to look through our site and enjoy the wondrous Skellig Michael. After this, I know you will want to take a cruise with us and I promise you it will not disappoint you; instead it will be an experience that you will hold dearly for the remainder of your life.

Paul Devane