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Skomer Island

+44 1646 603123
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Amazing island especially for bird lovers

May was a perfect time to visit the island. Puffins galore and carpets of beautiful campion and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
A gem in South Wales

We visited Skomer Island in late April. We saw the puffins but not as much as I hoped because... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stefano P
via mobile
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Reviewed 2 days ago

May was a perfect time to visit the island. Puffins galore and carpets of beautiful campion and bluebells. Weather may be a significant factor however, as well as season, as island exposed and walking could be difficult and treacherous if a stormy day.It still is...More

Thank carrie47267
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited Skomer Island in late April. We saw the puffins but not as much as I hoped because, after two 2 days of bad weather, the day we went to the island the prefered to stay at sea. But for that reason it was...More

Thank Stefano P
Reviewed 5 days ago

There are lots of positive and great things about Skoma there are a few areas where pointentially things need changing. There is no advance booking, which while I was OK, I understand that some days the trips are sold out very quickly. I only had...More

Thank 320TimL
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit but it pays to choose your time of year and weather carefully. Spaces on the boat are first come basis each day however you do not have to queue --you get a "boarding card" on arrival--so for example...More

1  Thank worldwideflyer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't want to leave! This island is very very special. We were fortunate to see Peregrines, Kittiwakes, Razorbills, Wheatears, Greater Blackback Gulls, Choughs, Ravens, Skylarks, Guillemots, Canada Geese, Fulmars, Ganets, Wagtails more Puffins than I ever thought possible and the crowning glory for me,...More

2  Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly magnificent island. Dolphins, seals, rabbits, voles, more birds than I can identify, the views and seas of wild flowers are breathtaking. The puffins have no fear of humans and will flap around right in front of you. A naturalist and photographer's dream. Pick...More

3  Thank Aimlesskev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You need to get up early to get here as the small boat that takes you to the island only carries 50 at a time and is very popular. Check the websites for details of the island and ferry service. For each adult you need...More

Thank 186Steve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing day out on Skomer. Of course this is about the sea birds, but don't forget to check out the land ones too. The choughs, ravens, stonechats and wheatears are just as good. Unless you are lucky enough to stay the night, the only...More

Thank Itsmeagain2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a wonderful day here on the island. Got the 10.00am sailing (beware can get very busy and first come first served only). Saw a whole load of wildlife including porpoises, seals, a host of birds but the highlight was the puffins.

2  Thank Cornish_Geoff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visted Skomer on 18th April 2017. Car park was nearly full when we arrived at 10.40 and were already aware of the £5 car park charge. The 11o'clock boat was full, so travelled to Skomer on the 12 o'clock. We saw puffins flying and...More

2  Thank vwbessie
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you land every day or is it only on certain days of the week ? Thank you
6 May 2017|
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Response from PembrokeshireIslands | Property representative |
Hi there, the island landings run Tuesday - Sunday. The island is closed on Mondays, except for bank holidays. On bank holiday Mondays the usual Tuesday - Sunday timetable applies. Boats depart at 10am, 11am, and 12pm, with... More
Diane M
hi were looking at going to skomer island next week what sort off wildlife will we see
26 August 2016|
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Response from Goldielocks7 | Reviewed this property |
We saw many different birds, rabbits and even a seal. I do believe though that the amount of puffins might be a lot less as they are no longer hatching as a friend recently went and didn't see half as many puffins as we did... More
I'll be in Wales in mid-September. Is the trip to Skomer Island still worthwhile at that time of year?
15 August 2016|
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Response from Rachel S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry to only answer your question now, I didn't realize i had any! I would say yes, a trip is worthwhile at any time, we had a very pleasant boat trip - and saw lots of wildlife. Good shoes as terrain is quite steep and... More