Explore the Skellig Coast and Skellig Islands aboard the M.V. Skellig Odyssey

Departing Cahersiveen Marina this 3 hour cruise takes you down the Fertha river towards Valentia Island, past the wonderful Island town of Knightstown, to Dolus head, Bray head and the Skellig Islands before returning via Puffin Island, the Kerry Cliffs and Valentia Lighthouse.

Skellig Michael at the southern most point of the voyage is steeped in history.Your voyage which starts in Cahersiveen, rounds this island before heading back to the mainland.

The area is steeped in history from legendary stories dating as far back as BCE 1400 (3400) years ago to early Christian influences (AD600), to stone forts (AD1000) and castles (AD1500). In more modern times the area is renowned for its location as the starting point of the Trans Atlantic Cable and the world heritage Skellig Michael. It is also the location for the most recent Starwars trilogy.  This voyage of discovery will take you through time from 380 million years to the present day. Set in one of Europe's most scenic maritime areas you will witness marine life beyond your imagination; from Europe's second largest seabird nesting site, the Atlantic Gannets of Little Skellig to the possibility of seeing whales, dolphins and basking shark. 

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Spectacular scenery during the voyage coupled with many stories will fully immerse your senses as we voyage towards the Skellig Islands. Lighthouses, quarries, mountains, cliffs, marine wildlife and close encounters will ensure that your voyage will be one to remember.

Voyage highlights

  1. Embarkation/disembarkation at Cahersiveen marina

  2. History of the town, Ballycarbery Castle, Cahergael Stoneforts

  3. Weather station, Reenard and Knightstown, Altazimuth

  4. Geology and Volcanic eruption

  5. Dolus Head, Dingle Bay and the Blasket Islands

  6. Geokaun Mountain, Tetrapod footprints, Fogher cliffs, Valentia Slate, St. Brendan

  7. Introduction to Marine Wildlife, sharks, dolphins, whales, seabirds

  8. Bray Head and Napoleonic lookout tower

  9. Little Skellig Gannetry nesting site

  10. Skellig Michael history, monks, beehive huts, seabird colony

  11. Starwars, Skellig Light house history

  12. The hermitage and Northern steps

  13. Skellig coast, Ballinskelligs, Derrynane, Bull and Cow rocks

  14. Puffin Island, the Glen and St. Finians Bay

  15. Kerry Cliffs

  16. The history of the Transatlantic cable

  17. Valentia Lighthouse

  18. Story of the books and famous footballers

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