Skellig Experience Visitor Centre

The Skellig Experience Visitor Centre is not to be missed! If you’re seeking a truly captivating and unforgettable adventure, look no further than the Skellig Islands.

Located off the coast in County Kerry, this stunning island with its ancient monastic settlement is a must-visit destination.

Explore the Skellig Michael Sea Cruise

Experience the stunning beauty of the Skellig coast as you embark on their Sea Cruise (not landing), where you will be mesmerized by the breathtaking sights that await you.

Skellig Michael

As you approach Skellig Michael, prepare to be awe-struck by its majestic cliffs rising dramatically from the ocean. The sheer size and grandeur of these ancient rock formations will leave you speechless, evoking a sense of wonder and reverence for the natural world.

Embark on this fascinating journey as you listen to an engaging and educational commentary, delving deep into the rich history and profound significance of Skellig Michael, all while enjoying a delightful boat cruise.

Skellig Michael
Skellig Michael

Prepare to be captivated by the tales of this awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site, as every word paints a vivid picture of the past, transporting you back in time to the days when monks sought solace and spirituality on this rugged island.

Soak up the knowledge and wisdom shared by their knowledgeable guides, as they unveil the layers of Skellig Michael’s history, shedding light on its significance as a testament to human resilience and spiritual devotion.

As the cruise gently glides through the azure waters, you’ll feel a sense of awe and reverence, knowing that you are part of a privileged few who have had the opportunity to experience this extraordinary journey.

Little Skellig

One of the most breathtaking sights you can witness from the beautiful Little Skellig (Skellig Beag) is the mesmerizing display of seabirds.

Little Skellig
Little Skellig

As you cruise along the rugged cliffs, the air is filled with the graceful movements and distinctive calls of these magnificent creatures.

With their vibrant plumage and impressive wingspans, they create a truly awe-inspiring spectacle against the backdrop of the endless ocean.

The seabirds of Little Skellig and Puffin Island are not just ordinary birds; they are an integral part of the island’s ecosystem. These avian residents include a variety of species such as gannets, puffins, and kittiwakes.

Little Skellig 1
Little Skellig

Each with its own unique characteristics and behaviors, they come together to form a harmonious symphony of life on this remote island.

Witnessing their feeding frenzy, as they dive into the water to catch fish, is a sight that will leave you in awe of their incredible hunting skills. Their agility and precision are truly remarkable, as they navigate the choppy waters with ease, emerging triumphantly with their catch.

These seabirds rely on the island for nesting and breeding in the summer months, making it a crucial sanctuary for their survival.

A Puffin taking shade from the sun on the Skellig Michael
A Puffin taking shade from the sun

Prepare to be captivated by the sights, sounds, and sheer majesty of the seabirds as they grace the skies of Little Skellig.

As the cruise draws to a close, you’ll not only have witnessed the breathtaking beauty of Skellig Michael but also gain a profound understanding of its historical and cultural significance, carrying with you a newfound appreciation for the resilience and ingenuity of those who came before us.

AdultsSeniorsStudentChildren (0-12)
€47.50€42€42€35
Tour Price (not landing)

Skellig Michael Landing Tour (Weather Permitting)

Steps with no handrail looking into the sea on Skellig Michael
Steps with no handrail looking into the sea on Skellig Michael

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure as you step foot on Skellig Michael during an exclusive Landing Tour. Explore the rugged beauty of this remote island, known for its ancient monastic settlement and breathtaking natural landscapes.

Steps on Skellig Michael
Steps on Skellig Michael

The towering cliffs and jagged rocks create a dramatic backdrop against the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. The adrenaline rushes through your veins as you prepare to disembark and set foot on this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Once on the island, you’ll be transported back in time as you wander through the mystical ruins of the monastic settlement.

Beehive huts on Skellig Michael
Beehive huts on Skellig Michael

Marvel at the incredible craftsmanship of the Skellig monks as you admire the Beehive Huts, intricate stone carvings, and crosses found throughout the settlement. These visible remnants of a bygone era highlight the dedication and skill of the monks of the 6th century.

But it’s not just the history that will captivate you. Skellig Michael is also home to a diverse range of wildlife, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts. Keep your eyes peeled for puffins, gannets, and other seabirds that call this island their home.

One of the paths on Skellig Michael
One of the paths on Skellig Michael

To truly appreciate the beauty of Skellig Michael, consider climbing the 600 steps to the island’s summit.

From here, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views that stretch as far as the eye can see. The emerald green waters, the dramatic cliffs, and the endless sky create a landscape that is both awe-inspiring and humbling.

Puffin on Skellig Michael
Puffin on Skellig Michael

So, get ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime as you step foot on Skellig Michael. Prepare to be enchanted by its rich history, mesmerized by its natural beauty, and inspired by its tranquil atmosphere.

This is a journey that will leave an indelible mark on your soul and create memories that will last a lifetime.

AdultsSeniorsStudentsChildren (0-12)
€120N/AN/AN/A
Tour length Price for landing trip (Weather Dependent)

Skellig Experience Visitor Centre Exhibits

At the Skellig Experience Visitor Centre on Valentia Island, prepare to be captivated by the exhibits that bring the history and cultural significance of Skellig Michael to life.

Through interactive displays and informative presentations, you will gain a deeper understanding of this extraordinary island.

Step into a world where the past meets the present as you explore the captivating exhibition items.

Skellig Experience Visitor Centre
Skellig Experience Visitor Centre

Learn about the monks who once called Skellig Michael home and discover their unique way of life. Marvel at the ancient artifacts and relics that have been carefully preserved, providing a tangible connection to the island’s rich history.

One of the highlights of the visitor centre is the Skellig Experience Film Show. Sit back and be transported to Skellig Michael through a mesmerizing audio-visual experience.

Whether you’re a history enthusiast or simply intrigued by the wonders of Skellig Michael, the visitor centre exhibits offer a truly immersive and educational experience. It is part of the Skellig Michael Sea Cruise.

AdultsSeniors/StudentsChildren (0-12)Family
€5€4€3€14
Exhibition Entry

Indulge in Culinary Delights at their Beautiful Restaurant

Indulge in a delectable culinary experience by treating yourself to a mouthwatering meal at the conveniently located onsite restaurant.

Whether you’re a food enthusiast or simply looking to satisfy your cravings, this restaurant offers a wide array of delectable options that are sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you feeling fully satisfied.

From savory appetizers to succulent main courses and irresistible desserts, the menu is carefully crafted to cater to a variety of palates and dietary preferences.

Discover Unique Souvenirs at Their Shop

Browse through a small selection of unique souvenirs at their onsite gift shop. Find the perfect memento to commemorate your visit to Skellig Michael.

Whether it’s a beautiful piece of jewelry, a handcrafted artwork, or a traditional Irish scarf, you’re sure to find something special.

Support local artisans and take home a piece of Skellig Michael’s charm with you. These small mementos make great gifts for friends and family back home.

Conclusion

Experience the magic and wonder of Skellig Michael at the Skellig Experience Visitor Centre. From the stunning sea cruise to the adventurous landing tour, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Immerse yourself in the history and cultural significance of Skellig Michael through the captivating exhibits at the Visitor Centre.

Marvel at the spectacular wildlife surrounding the island and plan your unforgettable Skellig Michael adventure today.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore one of Ireland’s most iconic destinations.