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Puffins, Puffins everywhere.

What a treat to get up close and personal with the Puffins, there are plenty of other seabirds to see but the Puffins steal the show!! Great to walk the island with great views... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treat to get up close and personal with the Puffins, there are plenty of other seabirds to see but the Puffins steal the show!! Great to walk the island with great views and a pleasant stop in the Picnic Area.

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Madison, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

If you want to see puffins up close, this is the place. The boats depart from Martin’s Haven, and they only allow 250 visitors/day, so get there early. We got there at 8 AM and the line was already long. We got the last two tickets for the 10:30 boat. Had to descend steep steps to a small dock at... More 

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Wildlife_Trust_SWW, Marketing, Communications and Legacy Fundraising Officer at Skomer Island, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your lovely review. Although, Skomer is managed by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, not RSPB. We're so glad that the WTSWW staff were able to help you get on and off the island with little trouble and that you enjoyed seeing the wild flora and fauna. We do hope that you... More 

Solva, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

I have visited several times now as live in the area and worth visiting for the birds such as puffins which are not phased by people near them on the wick. looks nice when the bluebells are out in may and attracts people off all ages and nationalities more volume of puffins are on the island in june when the... More 

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Wildlife_Trust_SWW, Marketing, Communications and Legacy Fundraising Officer at Skomer Island, responded to this review

Hi Mark, Thanks so much for your lovely review of the island. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visits so much that you returned. Be sure to catch our Manx Shearwater week in the autumn is you haven't already done so. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Whilst on holiday in the UK and visiting my homeland Wales we decided to take a day out and go over to the Island of Skomer. I have always wanted to see puffins in their natural habitat and the other sea birds of which there were large numbers of. The trip over on the boat was special and fun. Whilst... More 

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Wildlife_Trust_SWW, Marketing, Communications and Legacy Fundraising Officer at Skomer Island, responded to this review

Hi Kathleen, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that you got a chance to visit the island while on your holiday. We pride ourselves on the work we are doing on Skomer Island (as well as some of our other reserves, such as Skokholm Island, The Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre... More 

Dorset, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Visited as the bluebells had finished but still picturesque, surprised how close we could get to the Puffins, an amazing experience and would love to visit again, especially an overnight trip.

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Wildlife_Trust_SWW, Marketing, Communications and Legacy Fundraising Officer at Skomer Island, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your positive review of Skomer Island. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we would recommend your overnight visit take place towards the end of the summer/beginning of autumn. Its around this time of year that the Manx Shearwaters are at their best and we even do a Manx... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Exceptional view with many wildlife from Atlantic puffins, rabbits to wild horses and many seabirds! Amazing place to visit! Will highly recommend it!

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Wildlife_Trust_SWW, Marketing, Communications and Legacy Fundraising Officer at Skomer Island, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We were so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Skomer Island. Although we must highlight that there are no wild horses on the island itself. We hope that you come and visit us again soon. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. More 

Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

It's a special feeling being on a little boat in a wind (which wasn't a wind for their terms). Then walking around the island. We had two and a half hours, which is enough if you walk fast. If you want to have more time for exploring, you should take the 10 a.m. boat (there is one at 11 and... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I highly recommend a visit here. The boat trip is about 15 mins and if you are lucky you might see seals on the way. Once on the island there are a number of paths. We did the circuit around the island which took 3hr with plenty of stops to enjoy the views and stop for snacks. At the time... More 

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Wildlife_Trust_SWW, Marketing, Communications and Legacy Fundraising Officer at Skomer Island, responded to this review

Hi Jack, Thanks so much for your review. We were so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip to the island and hope that you managed to spot some Manx Shearwaters around that time of year. Our wardens now hold a Manx Shearwater week in September which has been a huge success. Overnight visitors are accompanied by the wardens... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Went here with my husband and our two young children. We had a fantastic time exploring the island and spotting the wildlife. Would love to go back. My children also both enjoyed the boat ride to and from the island. It's a lot of walking and is not pushchair friendly, young children would need to be carried or in a... More 

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Wildlife_Trust_SWW, Marketing and Communications Officer at Skomer Island, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for your lovely review and we are so glad that you, your husband and children enjoyed the trip. We hope to see you here again soon. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and Skomer Team. More 

Solihull
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

You purchase your tickets at Lockley Lodge (the staff there are warm, welcoming and very helpful) then a short boat trip takes you to this wonderful island off the coast of Pembrokeshire. There is so much to see and do including the puffins, seals, manx shearwaters, rabbits and owls, dolphins, porpoise and many more. For some the animals are happy... More 

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Wildlife_Trust_SWW, Marketing and Communications Officer at Skomer Island, responded to this review

Hi Monica, We are so glad you enjoyed your trip to the island and that your had a warm welcome :) We hope you visit us again soon. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. More 

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