The village of Portmagee is small enough to walk around on foot. Nearby destinations that can be reached easily by walking include Bray Head, Valentia Island and a small strand (waterfront) called Reencaheragh at the western end of Portmagee.
Bicycles can be hired in Caherciveen, but it costs extra to have them transported to Portmagee.
There is a local shuttle bus (Kerry Transport - Route 35 - Valentia to Caherciveen)  between Portmagee and Caherciveen that runs Monday, Thursday and Friday for €5 (single journey). Pick up in Portmagee is at approx. 9:45am at the Fisherman's Bar. The bus continues on to Tralee on Thursdays. Journeys to Tralee must be booked by 3pm the day before (call 1890 528 528).
The Skellig Experience, Valentia Island, ☎ +353 66 9476306, . Skellig Michael offers you the opportunity to enjoy a Boat trip to Skellig Michael.Visitor centre on Valentia Island (across the bridge from Portmagee) that explores the islands' history, architecture and wildlife. Also offers boat cruises around the islands, but are not licensed to land.€5 adult. edit
Kerry Marine Tours, Caherciveen, ☎ 00353 86 156 28 28, . Whale watching cruises (€60) and sea angling. Leave from the marina in Caherciveen. Walk on/walk off (no ladders or steps).edit
Heatherhill Stables, Ballinskelligs, ☎ +353 (0) 669479318. open May til September. Horse and pony trails to suit all ages and abilities through beaches and forest.edit
Valentia Island, (walk across the bridge from Portmagee), . This small island off the coast of Kerry is linked to Portmagee by bridge, and Cahersiveen by car ferry. Things to see on the island include Bray Head (well-known spot for land-based whale watching), the starting point of the first trans-Atlantic cable, the Grotto, lighthouse, tetrapod tracks, Glanleam and Culloo. There are two small villages (Knightstown and Chapeltown) on the island, and the Skellig Experience Visitor Centre.edit
Skelligs Chocolate Co., The Glen, Ballinskelligs, County Kerry, Ireland, ☎ + 353 66 9479119, . Factory producing handmade Irish chocolates, not far from Ballinskelligs. Buy truffles, gift boxes, hot chocolate, etc. Opening times depend on season, see website.edit
Cois Cuain Gifts, Portmagee, County Kerry. Local crafts and foods, festive and nautical gifts. Connected to The Moorings B&B and Restaurant.edit
Deo's Food Store and Post Office. Open 'til 8:15pm. Newsagent, basic groceries and post office. Please note there is NO ATM here. The closest ATM is in Caherciveen (15km east).edit
There are some shops and a restaurant on the road just beside the port
Skellig Mist Coffee Shop and Wine Restaurant, ☎ 066 9477250, . Cafe serving a startling array of homemade pastries, coffees, wine, breakfast, lunches and evening meals. Leads directly on to the water for a bird's eye view of the waterway and Valentia Island. Owned by the first female pastry chef in Ireland.edit
K's Golden Grill, ☎ +353 (0)87-659-3389. after 9pm. A food van that operates after the local restaurants have stopped serving meals. Serves typical greasy spoon fare: burgers, chips, drinks, etc:edit
The Moorings B&B and Restaurant, Portmagee, County Kerry, ☎ +353(6694)77108, . 6-10pm, April to October. Award-winning seafood restaurant. CLOSED MONDAYS EXCEPT BANK HOLIDAYS.edit
Wild blackberries. These can be found growing on the roadside amongst the wildflowers, delicious!FREE. edit
Portmagee Hostel, Portmagee, County Kerry, Ireland, . checkin: 4-8pm; checkout: 10am. Immaculate digs, more like a guesthouse than a hostel. Only five minutes walk from the main street of Portmagee. Free parking, TV room with DVD player, internet and 2 large kitchen/dining areas. Private and shared rooms, ensuites available. Skellig tours, horseriding and water activities can be arranged.from €15pppn. edit
The Moorings B&B and Restaurant, Portmagee, County Kerry, Ireland., . Excellent standard of accommodation, restaurant attached, waterfront views.edit