RTÉ News reports that the Office of Public Works (OPW) has confirmed it is reviewing a possible extension to the season, which currently runs from May to October each year.
Visitor numbers to the Co Kerry island have skyrocketed since its appearance in the new Star Wars film series.
Skellig Michael will be a central location in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, opening in cinemas around the world in mid December.
The newfound popularity of ‘Star Wars Island’ has not come without controversy, however.
Figures show nearly 14,700 tourists landed on the island in 2016 — more than 10,000 over what’s considered sustainable in the approved management plan for the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Rockfalls and other winter storm damage delayed the opening of the 2017 visitor season by a number of days, while raising concerns about the impact of tourist landings on the vulnerable site.
Meanwhile, the length of the current landing season has been challenged by a boatman on the route, who took issue with the move of the opening date from the traditional 30 March to mid May.