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Address: Bunavalla Pier | Derrynane Harbour, Caherdaniel, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 87 689 8431
08:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:30

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John O'Shea, Caherdaniel - Take a look at Kerry and Caherdaniel from the sea, what a view

Having done most of the Munro's in Scotland, the West Highland Way and the Great Glen, I was so impressed by the Ring of Kerry, but the magnificent walking was not my highlight on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having done most of the Munro's in Scotland, the West Highland Way and the Great Glen, I was so impressed by the Ring of Kerry, but the magnificent walking was not my highlight on my last visit to Ireland. I decided to visit Caherdaniel, Ireland for a more relaxing holiday, I took along my aunt Eileen (a young 73) who... More 

Thank ONeil2014
Dublin, Ireland
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60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Myself my wife Phyll and our sheepdog Buddy had an amazing trip with John last Sunday it was one of the best days out I have ever experienced. Seeing Rissos, Common Dolphins and Minke whales as well as the fresh fish filleted and cooked by John and his information about The Skelligs Bull Rock and the area was magic.

Thank Terry H
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132 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

It's a privilege to be able to go onto Skellig Michael considering that tours are regularly cancelled due to rough seas and only around 120 people are allowed to go on any one day. We, like so many were unable to get onto a boat from Portmagee and our good fortune let us find Johns Tour. The only negative is... More 

Thank MyThoughtsSydney
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I took a risk trying to do a Skellig tour last minute. I did check the main site at Portmagee and, as expected, all time slots were sold out. Thankfully, I stumbled across John O'Shea, and seeing that he left out of Caherdaniel/Derrynane harbor, I thought I would give a shot at getting a last minute seat. I managed to... More 

1 Thank novachik96
Kilkenny, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Loved our trip from the beautiful location of the pier to Skellig on a sunny calm morning. John O'Shea the skipper made the trip. My little girl was in the wheelhouse on the way over while he made ginger tea for my other girl. They were delighted by his pet dogs. Passing Little Skellig John must have the dolphins trained... More 

Thank b s
County Wicklow, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Trip to Skellig from Caherdaniel with John O' Shea - absolutely brilliant. Skellig Michael is special and as the guides say 'unique' - you need to visit to understand - to see so much nature around you truly special. For me four hours out at sea in the boat was the highlight. John is very attentive (he also has raingear... More 

Thank amanganatmanger
Wurzburg, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The boat trip to Skellig Michael was the highlight of our Kerry tour. Little Adventure, unique culture, breathtaking landscape and views, hundred thousand of birds, all in one trip: super! Our captain John O Shea took us safe to the island and back. We appreciated his skillfulness and his friendliness. The delicious freshly caught and fried fish on the way... More 

Thank tuerkrupp
Zagreb, Croatia
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

First of all, Skelligs should be on all highlights list of Ireland, it is a definite must see attraction, and we are so glad we did it. We got a chance to feel the ocean(after all, we are on the island), to climb up the Skellig Michael to the ancient monastic settlement, hang out with adorable puffins, listen to the... More 

1 Thank Schich
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Saw someone's review about upset they were about the length of the boat trip: my only thing to that is, duh? Skellig rock isn't exactly close and if a boat breaks down, can't really expect that to happen so your luck just sucks. Get over it, they can't discount a trip because something bad happens. As for my trip, it... More 

2 Thank e3travels
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

The day started off fine, arrived at the pier around 9.15, had agreed a time of 9.30 with John originally but he texted me around 6am to say boat was leaving at 9am, luckily I was awake so told him we would make it as close to 9 as possible. About a half an hour into our journey it was... More 

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