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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Knightstown
Knightstown

Knightstown

Planned by Alexander Nimmo and built in 1840’s

Bray Head Tower
Bray Head Tower

Bray Head Tower

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

Slate Quarry
Valentia Slate Quarry

Slate Quarry

Opened in 1816 by the Knight of Kerry

Tetrapod Trackway
Valentia Tetrapod Trackway

Tetrapod Trackway

365 million years old fossilised footprints

Valentia Island Heritage Centre and Tourist Information

Valentia Island Heritage Centre and Tourist Information

An insight into the history and heritage of Valentia Island

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.

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A Sense of Place
A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place

A Sense of Place offers bespoke historical tours in Valentia and elsewhere in South Kerry.

South Kerry Cycles
South Kerry Cycles

South Kerry Cycles

Embark on an eco-friendly exploration of South Kerry with our diverse range of self-guided bike rental tours, now featuring electric and hybrid bicycles.

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....

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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Valentia Island Car Ferry
VALENTIA ISLAND FERRY

Valentia Island Car Ferry

From Cahersiveen, it cuts the road trip by a good 30 minutes if you were driving from Renard Point to Knightstown.

Kerry Aqua Terra, Knightstown, Valentia Island
KERRY AQUA TERRA

Kerry Aqua Terra, Knightstown, Valentia Island

Guided Boat Tours | UNESCO World Heritage Site Visit | Group Adventures | Archaeological Sites

Skellig Coast Adventures - Valentia Island
SKELLIG COAST ADVENTURES

Skellig Coast Adventures - Valentia Island

Skellig Landing Tour - Portmagee Marina 8:30am-9:30am / Skellig Eco Tour - Portmagee Marina 2:00pm-3:00pm

Skellig Rock Cruises - Valentia Island
SKELLIG ROCK CRUISES

Skellig Rock Cruises - Valentia Island

Skelligs's Landing Tour - Portmagee Marina 9:00am / Skelligs's Eco Tour - Multiple departure times dependant on sea conditions