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Skomer Island

Wales
+44 1646 603123
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Ranked #6 of 109 attractions in Pembrokeshire
Type: Islands
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
41 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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Axminster, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Union Hall
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Hertfordshire, England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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212 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Skinner Island was a great disappointment. If you've been to the Farne Islands in Northumberland,you will be disappointed. It's expensive here and cheap and tacky .

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Skomer Island was the highlight of our vacation in the UK! The island is stunningly beautiful, and the puffins are amazing. The volunteers on the island were so welcoming and informative. We will remember it forever!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Arrive early at the ticket office to guarantee yourself on the first sailing of 10.00am and a return of 3.00pm. The island is a magical place whether you are going for hardcore birdwatching or photography,a wonderful walking experience or just a family day out,the island caters for all. The terrain can be a bit rough and steep in places so... 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 information for other visitors. We glad to hear that you had a wonderful week, and we would love to see you again sometime! More

Rochester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The last time we visited Skomer was in October and there weren't many birds there. This time we decided to go at the end of the Puffin "season" and see them before they fly away. What a fabulous day, it was sunny and the opportunity to photograph puffins was so good. They are really photogenic and easy to take good... 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. The puffins are still around in huge numbers at the moment, and we're hoping they'll still be here for... More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Think I have been to another planet for the day - definitely visit next year and will try to spend a night to see the Manx Sheerwater !

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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 would love to see you again sometime! More

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It was a last minute decision to visit, but am so glad we did. Other reviews warned of long queues etc but we were very lucky. Not sure why (it was a Sunday and the most beautiful sunny day) but there was plenty of space on the boat. We did phone ahead to check info, and that helped decide us.... 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 are always available over the phone on 01646 603123 or 01646 636800 to give information and ensure your trip runs as smoothly as possible. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip.... More

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