Welcome to Ballinskelligs Boats!
We operate daily boat trips from May to September to the Skellig islands departing from Ballinskelligs Pier, following the same route the original monks who settled on Skellig Michael after their departure from the mainland. Ballinskelligs (Baile na Sceilge in Irish – literally translates as the ‘Town of the Skelligs) is a beautiful rural, relaxed, seaside village with a stunning strand, wonderful heritage to explore and all the locals know how to have the craic! A visit to the Skellig Islands is a unique experience – an experience for the mind, body and soul. A unique terrain off the coast of Kerry that once provided solace to the monks of St. Fionán and continues today to provide shelter to thousands of migrating seabirds. The seas around the Skellig Islands are home to seals, basking sharks, fin whales, common and bottlenose dolphins to name a few. Under the waves are some of the clearest waters for diving in Europe hosting thriving anemones, coral beds and shellfish colonies. All services depart from Ballinskelligs Pier, depend on availability on your date and are weather dependent. You can enquire about our Skelligs boat trips on our booking page.
What we offer
All services are weather and tide dependent – below is an indication of the schedule we operate during the season. All trip times are confirmed closer to the date of your booking.
- Day trips to the Skelligs departing at 11am daily allowing 2 to 2.5 hours on Skellig Michael
- Family fishing trips of 2 hours duration departing 11a.m., 1:30p.m. and 4p.m. daily
- Eco bay trips of 2 hours duration departing 3:45p.m. daily
- Trips around the Skelligs without landing departing 11:30a.m. daily
Diving with Ballinskelligs Boats!
Something else in mind? We are a fully licensed dive operator and can provide all the necessary guides and equipment for you to enjoy the waters off the Skellig Coast. The waters off the Skellig Coast are some of the best in the world for diving – checkout our Diving section for what to expect. We offer week long and 3 day weekend packages – you can explore all the package details on our rates page. Just let us know what your trip requirements are on our booking page and we’ll do our best to accommodate your party.