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Skomer Island

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

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Nature & Birdlife - Protected & Proud

The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales does an excellent job of managing the Skomer Island experience to protect the breeding grounds of the seabirds AND make it an outstanding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
LisaCarlson
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Moscow, Idaho
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Moscow, Idaho
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales does an excellent job of managing the Skomer Island experience to protect the breeding grounds of the seabirds AND make it an outstanding attraction for visitors. - Plan ahead and reserve an overnight in the old stone farmhouse hostel if possible. The park personnel and volunteers are informative & friendly. . .... More 

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Our day trip to Skomer has been a dream for many, many years. It was worth the wait. The little shop at the Haven before departure is run by the happiest, friendliest couple ever. The boat trip over is a treat in itself and the wildlife... Wow! We saw loads of sea birds, including of course the amazing Puffins. The... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As always a total delight and privilege to share this lovely haven of peace and tranquillity. The puffins are so beautiful,the island was covered in bluebells and the smell was incredible. A truly lovely day out for the family especially the grandchildren.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I visited with a large group of friends and from start to finish, the trip was amazing. The boat trip across is quite an adventure and you certainly do get to know your fellow travellers well when squashed up against them! One tip is to have the boat fare handy as there really isn't enough space to go delving into... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Wonderful day out on wind-blown Skomer Island - a place to return to, I think! The boat ride across was a little bumpy on the way out but a mill pond on the return leg. A stiff walk up and down a hill to get to the boat in the first place then a steep, hard walk up from the... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My husband and I booked a bird spotting tour with Dave Astins on Skomer. We had a fabulous time! The island is beautiful, well kept and teeming with wildlife. Dave seemed to have telescopic eyesight and found a diverse array of birds for us to see. The highlight of course was the cheeky puffins, seeing them so close was amazing.... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

We went in April and it was very very cold and windy, but.....This place is fantastic. If you want wildlife and all the best things about wild places then this is for you. The staff were great and you can hire binoculars if you need. You must go prepared for bad weather, this is Britain, the island is not Blackpool.... 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. We would love to see you again sometime! More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Amazing, Incredible, Wow! - all words we would use to describe our stay of 2 nights on Skomer Island last week. We stayed in the renovated barns on the island for 2 nights, accomodation was excellent a better standard than we expected very clean and everything we needed was there! Our 7yr old daughter was enthralled with Skomer and 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 so glad to hear that you had such a great experience on the island! Thank you for the great review with lots of useful information for other visitors. Thank you again, we would love to see you again sometime! More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Firstly, you need to do your research if you're planning to visit Skomer eg. check the boats are running and that you have cash. I had read up on the website in advance so there were no nasty surprises. We saw birds galore and lots of seals too. The island is stunning.

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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, and we would love to see you again sometime! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The puffins were actually pretty cool. Do beware however that you will need cash for the landing fee (on the boat) and for parkng, but you you buy the ticket in the office with card. We were advised by the parking attendant that it was cash only (wrong!!!) And drove for a n hour to get cash. Very annoying. Once... More 

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PembrokeshireIslands, Manager at Skomer Island, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We aim to provide the best possible experience for all of our visitors, all feedback is greatly appreciated and enables us to continually improve our service. We would like to offer our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused during your day, and appreciate how frustrating it must... More 

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