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Valentia Island

 

 

Valentia Island KerryValentia Island, situated off the coast of the Ring of Kerry , is the most westerly point of Western Europe. Next stop west of Valentia is the U.S.A. 1900 miles of ocean away. Accessible by road via the Portmagee Bridge or car ferry leaving from Cahirciveen daily between April and October, many tourists flock to this island annually because of Valentia's historical significance and natural beauty.

 

There is plenty to do on the island for the more active visitor, with plenty of activities on hand. Scuba diving is a very popular activity on the island.

 

The main village on the island is Knightstown, called after the "Knight of Kerry" who formerly owned the island. It is the main hub of activity on the island. There are a number of bars and restaurants on the island with a reputation for some excellent food. The other village on the island is Chapelstown - a lot quieter then Knightstown.

 

 

 

 

Fishing

Sea Angling:

 

The waters around Valentia Island and the southern flanks of Dingle Bay are world-renowned fishing grounds. In fully serviced craft, these angling voyages are led by local experts and against the backdrop of our wildest coastlines here at the western edge of Europe, and formerly thought to be the edge of the World itself, fishing for Tope, Shark, Skate, Cod and other species is an unforgettable experience.

 

Rates:

 

12 max

2 hrs per person:  € 50

Full Day & Charter prices on request


Marine Tour

Boat Cruise:

 

We run boat cruises around Valentia. The cruise lasts approximately one hour and departs from Knightstown pier and Reenard Pier. This is a great way to see Valentia Island, passing Valentia Lighthouse, Dolous Head and it's beautiful Rock formations out towards Wireless point and the spot where the Tretrapod came asshore millions of years ago. Booking is essential and the cruises are subject to weather conditions.

 

Rates:

 

Return Per Adult:          €

Return Per ChildU12:   €

Scuba Diving

Open Water Dives:

 

The dive centre at Valentia is situated right on the pier front. It can cater for groups of up to 20, but we can also organise dive buddies for individuals or provide dive leaders if required.

Dive sites include: The Skelligs, Bray head, Puffin Island, Oilean an Iasc, Dolus Head, The Birds, The Wrecks and Valentia Harbour

 

Dive Center:

 

The Center offers week-long diving courses for beginners to the internationally recognised PADI Open Water standard. The centre is situated right on the pier front. All equipment is provided and classes are kept small and personal with a maximum of 6 people per course. Instruction up to PADI Divemaster standard is also available.

 

Rates:

 

Vary from course to course and dive to dive depending on number of divers etc., please contact us with your details and we can assemble a quote for you.