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Skomer Island

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Unforgettable Experience

Will never forget the sight of the cute little puffins, seemingly oblivious to the tourists. You... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Bird Watching Heaven

We visited the island during Spring.It was wonderful with different flowers, seal fishes and birds... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Banbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Will never forget the sight of the cute little puffins, seemingly oblivious to the tourists. You can get quite close to them and they are truly a sight to behold. The bluebells & campions were also in bloom whilst we were there so the island...More

Thank Oldandnew
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We visited the island during Spring.It was wonderful with different flowers, seal fishes and birds, especially with Puffins. The footpath is fit for children and maybe for pregnants.I was 24weeks pregnant however there is just one toilet in the middle of island.We love it and...More

Thank mkriszti2000
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Booked to stay on the island for one night, through the Welsh Wildlife Trust, so that we could get the best out of visiting Skomer. We were not disappointed. We saw lots of birds and I was especially surprised to see a short eared owl...More

2  Thank Alison M
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Step onto the island and despite the 200 visitors a day that are permitted to land it's like being in a different, ancient world. I arrived towards the end of the puffin season, having booked an amazing photography tour with Andy Davies and had a...More

Thank Michaela M
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Would recommend to anyone! We missed the puffins but there was plenty of other things to see! Views were spectacular

Thank Doorknee71
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Before I start my review, if you are planning on a landing visit get to Martins Haven (the sailings go from here), very,very early, as the queue for the ticket office is long, we arrived at 6.30. Absolutely worth the wait, unfortunately the sea fog...More

Thank classycaslass
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Skomer Island is famous for Puffins, a bird my wife has wanted to see for a long time. We did not have time for the full visit and landing on Skomer Island but took advantage of the 1 hour cruise to the island to see...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We were here just five years ago and would come more often if we could. A place of outstanding natural beauty and wildlife. We came specifically to see the puffins and we were not disappointed, the water was like Puffin Soup and the hillside dotted...More

Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Despite missing the Puffins, we loved our day on the island. What a very special place. It's a different world, wild and unspoilt. I wouldn't hesitate to go back to see all the birds, the porpoises and seals again.

Thank RobJTG
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Been wanting to do this for a few years and so glad we did! Saw puffins, lots of other sea birds, seals and porpoises. Could not believe our luck! Commentary from staff was just right. We went for the Monday 10.30 trip - be sure...More

1  Thank Eljay T
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andrea b
17 November 2017|
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Response from SquidFeet | Reviewed this property |
The puffins walk across the footpath, between the people, to their burrows.... very close indeed! No special equipment necessary. I had a telephoto lens and a phone and got great pictures with both.
14 August 2017|
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Response from Karen H | Reviewed this property |
No I don't think do but best to check the website.
Tina D
10 July 2017|
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Response from BritishTraveller123 | Reviewed this property |
You are allocated sailings but if you join the queue early enough you can select which outbound crossing you sail on. Obviously the later you arrive the less choice you have. You have no choice regarding the return... More