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Valentia Island Cruises, The Marina, Knightstown, Valentia Islandinfo@valentiaislandcruises.ie

The ultimate wild atlantic way experience

Come join our skipper and guide to cruise in comfort on our Department of Marine licensed 40ft hardboat. We have inside and outside seating for 12 people and on-board toilet facilities. We carry 12 people max. There is plenty of space to walk around, take pictures or to find yourself a quiet corner to soak up the breath-taking scenery. Our Skipper has over 40 years of local experience fishing, diving, and exploring the area, he and our guide knows this coastline and its history intimately.

See a spectacular hidden side of Kerry you’ve never seen before!

Our boat trip around Valentia Island will take you back in time starting with the 6th century Beehive Huts on Church Island where the Monks made their homes. We’ll stop to see the seals lazing on Beginish Island as we make our way to Cromwell Point’s 15th century Fort, now Valentia Lighthouse. We’ll then head out into the Atlantic where in the distance we will see where the Transatlantic Cable came ashore from Newfoundland Canada in the 1860’s as well as Wireless Point, where Valentia Marine Radio Station keeps watch on the Atlantic traffic and co- ordinates rescues at sea.

Then we will be getting up close to the sheer majestic cliffs facing the Wild Atlantic and watch hundreds of Kittiwakes and Guillemots nesting and diving into the sea. We will explore the fabulous rock formations, caves and sea stacks, hundreds of feet high. While not guaranteed, there are often sightings of dolphins and sunfish, every cruise is an adventure in nature, don’t miss yours.

  • star rating  Having had a stroke last year my mobility is limited. HOWEVER there was no problem in boarding, disembarking or moving during the trip.
    WE went to Beginnish Island, saw seals... read more

    9th July 2022

    star rating  Fantastic way to explore the coastlinw of this beautiful Island. Great service with a local and very knowledgeable skipper. A must do experience if you are visiting Valentia Island.

    5th June 2022
  • star rating  We took the Valentia Island Cruise boat trip from Knightstown, Valentia this morning and had a fabulous time. The scenery was amazing and the local crew were so friendly... read more

    5th June 2022

    star rating  Fabulous sea trip cruise. Lovely comfortable boat, skipper knows all the best spots to visit. Highly recommend to do a trip with Valentia Island Cruises

    5th June 2022
  • star rating  The boat trip was wonderful if I could give it 10 stars I would! The entire trip was well organized and such good fun, the staff were extremely friendly and... read more

    9th June 2022

    star rating  We had an amazing morning on Martin's boat touring Valentia, Begnish and the wonderful sights of South Kerry. Martin was a great guide and informed us on everything we saw.... read more

    21st August 2023

private cruises available

We have private tours available for booking.  Take a trip on our breathtaking sunset cruises or arrange a private cruise for you and your party. An unforgettable experience!


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