"The name Skellig derives from Sceillic which means a steep rock."
An early start is necessary to take a trip to the famous Skellig Rocks which are located 12kms off the coast of Kerry, Ireland.
They are of such importance that they have been made a World Heritage Site. A trip to Kerry is not complete without a visit.
Magnificent views back to the Ballinskelligs bay can be had from the boat trip out to the rocks.
The Little Skellig is easily viewed from the boat trip, with the Gannet, Arctic Tern, Herring Gull, Fulmar and Cormorant to interest bird watchers. It is renowned as an important breeding site for many threatened species of seabirds.
Then make your way up Skellig Michael where the Monastic settlement is located. Passing nesting Puffins & Razorbills where botanists can marvel at the abundant local flora, much of which is to be found nowhere else in Ireland.
Boats leave from Portmagee harbour everyday at 10.30am and return at 3.30pm, the trip costs 70 euro per person and can be booked through us here at The Crescent. These trips are subject to weather conditions and availability. We can also provide a packed lunch for the day if you are returning back to us for that evening's accommodation.
Tel: Mike O'Sullivan, Waterville 066 9474255 / 0872202355
Skellig Heritage Centre,
Brings the magic and mystery of Skelligs to life, with Audio Visual presentations located just over the bridge on Valentia Island. Telephone: 066 9476306