Explore Valentia

Activities

Check out our Interactive map and discover the island’s highlights. If you are staying for one day or for a couple of weeks, make the most of it! Here are a few amazing places that will mark your memories forever:

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Transatlantic Cable Station

Transatlantic Cable Station

The birthplace of modern communication

Valentia Lighthouse

Valentia Lighthouse

Built on the site of a 17th century fort

Knightstown

Knightstown

Planned by Alexander Nimmo and built in 1840’s

Bray Head Tower

Bray Head Tower

A signature point on the Wild Atlantic Way with spectacular views over Skellig Islands

Slate Quarry

Slate Quarry

Opened in 1816 by the Knight of Kerry

Tetrapod Trackway

Tetrapod Trackway

365 million years old fossilised footprints

Some visitors to Valentia like doing a lot, an awful lot…

Get Active!

Some visitors to Valentia like doing a lot, an awful lot…

We are researching the reasons for that at the moment (Some of us prefer to watch than to participate). But, here is the good news: Because of the position of that other Island to the east (Ireland) protecting us from any surges in the North Sea or the Bay of Biscay, and the sturdy high cliffs at the back of Valentia we have an idyllic setting for Sailing, Fishing, Kayaking, Diving, Coasteering, and on land we have cycling, walking, rock climbing and there are world-renowned golf courses within easy reach.

Click on the banners below for details. Families will love the range of activities, especially for kids, and the kids within us.

Nature Walks

Nature Walks

Valentia’s stunning wildlife in the air, land and sea is a major draw for visitors and locals. Seabird populations in summer are huge and many people have their first glimpse of puffins. The world record for a tourist...

Beachcombing

Beachcombing

Barnacle – Garbhan carriage coiteann Have you ever seen cone-shaped shells on the rocks along the shore? Tiny animals called barnacles live underneath these shells. They are related to crabs & like to attach themselves to rocks or...

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

Clough - Cag Cosdearg - All year round A special bird – Red bill, Red Legs and Red Listed! Red listed birds are those that have suffered a 50% population decrease in the last twenty-five years in Ireland....

Diving

Diving

Valentia Island’s surrounding waters are world renowned as dive site, and have featured in the National Geographic magazine, not that we like to boast about such things! Below please find a sampling of what to expect in the...

Explore the Atlantic Coast with Experts

Boat Tours

See for yourself the wonders of nature and the outstanding natural beauty of this very special place.

Explore Valentia Harbour or visit Skellig Michael, a unique and truly captivating experience.

Your safety and comfort will be our priority and we will endeavour to provide you with memories of the trip that you will treasure forever.

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Kerry Aqua Terra
Kerry Aqua Terra

Kerry Aqua Terra, Knightstown, Valentia Island

Departs from Knightstown Pier

Skellig Coast Adventures
Skellig Coast Adventures

Skellig Coast Adventures, Ballymanagh, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry

Departs from Portmagee Marina at 9am

Seán Murphy
Seán Murphy

Fionnuala - Skelligs Rock, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry

Departs from Portmagee Marina at 9am

Donal McCrohan
Donal McCrohan

Celtic Victor, Knightstown, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry

Departs from Portmagee Marina at 9am