Why Visit Skellig Michael | Skellig Michael Cruises

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Skellig Michael is the undeniable jewel on the Wild Atlantic Way. These two great rocks which stand guard off the Kerry coast line have to be on your Bucket List.

Why Visit Skellig Michael?

Imagine these huge rocks exploding out of the sea reaching heights of more than 200 metres, standing there all rugged, vicious, aggressive, defiant and unapologetic to the powerful Atlantic ocean. They stand proud as the protect the south west coastline of Kerry from any would be invasion.

Skellig Michael possesses astounding natural beauty. It digs its heals into the sea bed almost 12km (8miles) off the Kerry coast. It transports you to another world.

A world of magic, wonder and inspiration, where you will have your breath stolen and your soul spellbound; such are the mystical magical qualities of this natural wonder of our world.

In this world in which we live, we are all racing, chasing and searching for peace relaxation and looking to escape from the noise, the rattle, the grind and the struggle of our daily lives.

Skellig Michael offers you the opportunity of an unforgettable adventure; it is a place you will remember for the rest of your life.

When you return home after your visit, lie down, close your eyes and think of your holiday to Ireland. It is that day. The day you went to see the great Skelligs Islands will pop in to your mind and take you to a place of make belief and dreams of possibilities and hope.

You will remember the hum of the Marber Therese II, as she waits to take you from the pier at Portmagee and you will start to relieve that amazing experience of that faithful day.

Many people, after visiting the Skelligs, have drawn comparisons to another spectacular site, thousands of miles away from the great Skelligs: That is Machu Picchu, a 15th-century Inca site located in Peru.

What people have said of their trip to Skellig Michael

Here is a list quotes of what people have said about their experience of Skellig Michael that you will find on Tripadvisor.

“Must do trip” “WOW” “WOW is right” “Must See” “Make time for this amazing site” “Breathtaking” “Another bucket list item checked off…”


Skellig Michael is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Skellig Michael in 1996 was designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. The reason for such a prestigious accolade is that Skellig Michael is a world renowned archaeological site. The Skelligs is the location of a well-preserved monastic settlement, which dates back to the early Christian period of the sixth century.

“The Committee decided to inscribe the nominated property on the basis of cultural criteria (iii) and (iv) considering that the site is of outstanding universal value being an exceptional, and in many respects unique example of an early religious settlement deliberately sited on a pyramidal rock in the ocean, preserved because of a remarkable environment. It illustrates, as no other site can, the extremes of a Christian monasticism characterizing much of North Africa, the Near East and Europe.”


Our Skellig Michael Cruise

Now that you’re inspired and motivated to go on this adventure of a lifetime, book today with us at Skellig Michael Cruises.

Our cruise lasts approximately 2.5 hours and you get to see this UNESCO World heritage site from a unique perspective. Our first trip leaves the pier at Portmagee at 10: 30 a.m daily; (the following departures are at 1:30 p.m and 4:30 p.m) weather permitting.

Paul Devane