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Skomer Island

Wales
+44 1646 603123
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Ranked #6 of 111 Attractions in Pembrokeshire
Type: Islands
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Clun, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The Puffins! Absolutely beautiful birds and amazing to be able to get up so close. Lots of other interest on the island and the Wildlife Trust is very deserving of your support in maintaining this important island. Go see!

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Took a 11am boat from Martin's Haven to Skomer island, it was the best thing from my Pembrokeshire tour. In August you don't see as many birds (for instance, the puffins are gone), but the place itself is beautiful and the views breathtaking. There are no major facilities, just a couple of compost toilets, so take plenty of food and... More

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Swindon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I've been to Skomer (or Skokholm) Island every year (except one) since 2007. Every year, I can't wait to go back again! This year was one of the best. I was extremely fortunate to get onto a boat which very nearly didn't sail because of the weather conditions. There were no sailings the day before, and none the day after.... More

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Peak District of England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I have always wanted to go to Skomer and it's a day i will always remember . We arrived at 9 am and got on the 10am crossing . We were lucky that the puffins were still there in early august and we also saw seals , dolphins and a sun fish . No words can describe how much i... More

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Hook, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

From the moment our ferry arrived I knew that I had come to a magical place. Puffins flew over us as the sea sparkled, oh what joy. The trip was only ten minutes by boat, but be warned there are steps on the mainland and island. The latter are steep but with help and time one friend who has difficulties... More

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Daventry, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
72 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It was so lovely to see the PUFFINS in close and personal on this wonderful island. We spent the day here from our base in Dinas cross. The weather was superb and the island is a warren of nesting birds. There are only 4 toilets on the island and you must take your own refreshments. As members of the RSPB... More

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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
51 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We went for a day trip last year and wanted to stay two nights this year. Unfortunately the weather made this impossible, but we managed one night. It was absolutely fantastic and we took friends from India back to Skomer for a day trip two weeks later. We were so thrilled to see the puffins, especially with the sand eels... More

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PembrokeshireIslands, Manager at Skomer Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your day, and we're glad that you managed to stay for a night! Thank you for the great review with lots of useful tips information for other visitors. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your... More

Axminster, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We followed the tips from previous reviewers, and had the a magical day out - one that we will always remember. We went in early July and saw Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots, Choughs, Oystercatchers, Fulmars and Grey Seals too. The best tip was to arrive early! With only 250 landing passes issued per day, these soon go. The passes cost £10... More

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PembrokeshireIslands, Manager at Skomer Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your day! Thank you for the great review with lots of useful tips information for other visitors. Visitors are also always welcome to give us a call on 01646 603123 the day before visiting and we... More

Union Hall
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a must see attraction if you like birds. It is usually an all day experience; however, we were limited to a couple of hours and my goal was to see puffins and be among them. And I was not disappointed!! It was an amazing experience and would be a wonderful place to spend the day and see all... More

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PembrokeshireIslands, Manager at Skomer Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your day! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip too. We would love to see you again sometime! More

Hertfordshire, England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Although time of year matters, Puffins are the main attraction and you will get close, very close. To guarantee a place on the first boat (which leaves at 10am), you do need to be there by 8am to book your ticket. The boat trip only takes about 15 minutes and after a brief talk on the island from a ranger,... More

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PembrokeshireIslands, Manager at Skomer Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your day! Thank you for the great review with lots of useful tips information for other visitors. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. We would love to see you again sometime! More

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