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Skomer Island

Wales
+44 1646 603123
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Ranked #5 of 110 attractions in Pembrokeshire
Type: Islands
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
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Peak District of England
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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

Hook, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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

Daventry, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
61 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
41 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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

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
16 helpful votes 16 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

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
22 reviews 22 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

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

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

Wagga Wagga, Australia
Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
212 attraction reviews
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
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 .

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 sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your day. 'Skomer' Island itself has no facilities except toilets and water. The island is managed by an exceptional team of wardens and volunteers who do great deals of research and conservation work, and ensure... More

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
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!

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 that it was the highlight of your trip! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip too. We would love to see you again sometime! More

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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

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

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