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Address: Wales
Phone Number: +44 1646 603123
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Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife

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Mini Paradise!

This long trip is definately worth it! Make sure you are up bright and early if you plan to go to Skomer Island! You must be in the queue at lockley lodge no later than 8am in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Barry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

What a treat this island is. We saw puffins, razorbills and guillemots - and that was just on the steps up from the landing spot. Other birds seen include Oystercatchers, gannets, wheatear and rock pipits. Well worth the early morning to get there in time for the first landing ferry at 10am. Lots of good walking and views are amazing.... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This long trip is definately worth it! Make sure you are up bright and early if you plan to go to Skomer Island! You must be in the queue at lockley lodge no later than 8am in order not to be disappointed. Better to call the office the day before to see what are the chances of good weather and... More 

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Get there early (before 9 am or earlier) to make sure you can get on the little ferry. We really enjoyed the birds, flowers, and 4.5 mile rugged walk. Well worth the trip. You need to be fairly active to mount all the steps and get on board the ferry. Take your own food and drink.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We opted for the cruise rather than landing on the island as we thought it might be too much for our 9 month old baby to spend a day there. The cruise didn't disappoint, we saw Puffins, Gannets, Kittiwakes, Peregrine Falcons, Seals, Gulls and Porpoises. Being on the water was an excellent way to watch them fishing and nesting on... More 

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United Kingdom
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127 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This visit to see the puffins surpassed my expectations. The volunteers who work on the island, the ferry man, the gift shop attendant and the National Trust parking attendants were all so friendly, polite and helpful. The fact that you get to be up close to the puffins, who just go about their business with patience around us humans who... More 

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camborne, cornwall
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wow this is the first time we have visited Skomer, and what a treat, we arrived just after 9 on a hot June day, and we were very lucky to get a ticket for the 11.30 sailing, as soon as the boat gets to Skomer we were surprised to see so many puffins flying around and in the water. We... More 

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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Skomer Island came highly recommended anyway so we thought we'd bite the bullet and pay the money to get out there; despite the drizzle! I guess this part of Wales is known for its changeable weather but by the time we got on the boat it had cleared up and by lunch time it was a scorcher! I thought it'd... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You need to start queuing early to secure your place on the boat (in high season 7am is a good start) but it's absolutely worth it!!! We were on Skomer already two times and we will definitely come back again!

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is only the second time I have visited Skomer Island and I can thoroughly recommend it. The boat trip is only 15 minutes and the climb up to Skomer is steep steps but the handrail is very sturdy and there are seats to rest if needed. If you come make sure you bring all food and drink with you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Do check out boat sailing times and the weather forecast before making the trip down narrow windy lanes to Martin's Haven at the tip of the peninsular. There are no boats on Monday. There are only three advertised boats per day, at 10.00, 11,00 and 12.00, though two more will be added if there is the demand, at 10.30 and... More 

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Address: Wales
Phone Number: +44 1646 603123
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Pembrokeshire  >  Skomer Island

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