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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good6%
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  • Terrible31%
2 Jul 2017
“WORST experience”
8 Dec 2016
“Lost Their Permit - Do not wire them money”
The fastest day trips to land at Skellig Michael depart from Ballinskelligs pier each day at 11am. We also operate the only covered boat to Skelligs. Only 150 persons are allowed to land at this UNESCO world heritage site daily.The monks originally...more
Ballinskellig Boats, Ballinskelligs 123 456, Ireland
+353 86 417 6612
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Like others, had an awful experience with Ballinskelligs boats last August. I wish there was a 'negative one million stars' in the system to rank them with. Due to weather, our boat didn't make the trip over the course of our stay. When we requested...More

Date of experience: August 2016
9  Thank MI_to_VA97
Reviewed 9 December 2016

It's my personal philosophy to never give a one-star review unless it's truly warranted and to save others from a terrible mistake. These operators have lost their permit yet have kept taking reservations and asking for a wire deposit. They offered to return my funds...More

Date of experience: May 2016
16  Thank Siobhan D
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We have not done this boat tour....but tried with email to find out info....on there reply I was very disappointed with them. On making a reservations they are willing to hold seats by me paying a non refundable admin charge. Also any enquires are answered...More

Date of experience: August 2016
10  Thank Deb1028
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I could not recommend a trip to the Skellig's more! They are incredible. Be prepared for a bumpy ride out there but once you land, you'll be blown away by the beauty, history, views and life on the island. The drive to Ballinskellig is beautiful,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank vocancelliere
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Stay away at all costs! Rude replies to emails for starters. Secondly, they are taking "reservations" when they have been DENIED their permit renewals. The kicker is that they keep your down payment regardless of whether they get approved or not--SCAM. Furthermore, if you have...More

Date of experience: July 2016
13  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Other reviews have stated that you should get in contact the night before because the time might change. Only problem was I did check the night before as well as a bunch of other people left standing on the pier for hours. When someone finally...More

Date of experience: August 2015
7  Thank dafo43
Reviewed 20 April 2016

First off, I’d like to say this is first negative post on trip advisor. But, I thought it had to be done. My experience with Ballinskelligs Boats did not go very far and in retrospect, I’m happy it ended up this way from reading some...More

Date of experience: April 2016
13  Thank Yarl100
Reviewed 2 October 2015

The operator will indicate no deposit was made and hence I have no recourse. This has merit as yes I did not pay but arrived early on the day to do this and it was indicated in several calls and emails there was no issues...More

Date of experience: September 2015
12  Thank 790gus
Reviewed 23 September 2015

There are few boats that are authorized to go into Skellig. The operator was very responsive to my emails and questions. Some other responses in tripadvisor say that he was rude, but I did not see that. I saw a businessman that is very direct...More

Date of experience: August 2015
8  Thank techmom64
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great experience, well worth the €60 per person trip.Skelligs is well worth a visit ,but not for the faint hearted - if you are afraid of heights. Friendly boatman, good boat . Anchor Siveen was the name of the boat we were on Ower Paul...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank John G
seandive, General Manager at Ballinskelligs Boats, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We learn from feedback from genuine reviews. We also need customers like yourself to be in business at all. Thanks again.

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