Visiting and Staying on Skomer and Skokholm

Staying on the islands of Skomer and Skokholm is an incredible experience. The sounds of the islands at night are particularly special, Manx shearwaters fly in in their thousands to land in the relative safety of the dark. The islands themselves are quite different in character, Skokholm is wilder than Skomer, it being just that little further out and smaller than its sister island.

You can visit both of these amazing islands throughout the spring and summer months, between April and September.  Overnight stays and short breaks are the best way to have a fabulous island experience. Alternatively, you can visit Skomer on a day trip.  We let Skomer’s wildlife have a rest day from human visitors on Mondays (except Bank Holidays), however, you can enjoy a Skomer cruise on Mondays to see the cliff nesting birds from the water. Skokholm is so busy with bird observatory work that they are unable to take day visitors currently.

More in depth information about staying or visiting these special islands is available below.

  • Volunteering on Skomer Skomer volunteers_permission to use grantedVoluntary Assistant Wardens are required on Skomer Island from 19 March to 1 October 2016 inclusive. We take up to six Voluntary Assistant Wardens each week (Saturday to Saturday), to help with managing day visitors, assisting with overnight guests and their accommodation, conservation work including monitoring and surveys, and building maintenance. The 2016 Short-term volunteer information (Word doc) ...
  • Skomer Photography Workshops Skomer Seal pup by Andy DaviesJoin professional Welsh photographer and lecturer, Andy Davies, for an unforgettable day on Skomer Island learning how to use your digital camera to capture the stunning landscapes and rich wildlife. This is a truly world class destination and the memories will stay ingrained for a lifetime. The unique experience of being within inches of the iconic puffins ...
  • Visiting the Area Lobster Pot MarloesThere is plenty to do in the local area, even if the boats can’t run! Nice beaches, amazing landscapes, arts/craft, or just a cup of tea. For refreshments The local post-office can provide you with all your last minute needs. There is also a local Community Website which is a useful resource for anyone visiting the area. A variety ...
  • Skokholm Visiting Ringers Holly kirk weighing a shearwater chick on skokholm We are looking for experienced ringers to help Skokholm regain its fully accredited Bird Observatory status. If this is of interest to you then read on. Bird Observatories are located all over the UK and Ireland, on the coast or on islands. Their primary purpose is to conduct long-term monitoring of bird populations and migration, and encourage volunteers, particularly ringers, ...
  • Our Current Work on Skokholm Skokholm Renovation Work photo by L MaidenIn the years immediately after the Wildlife Trust purchased Skokholm Island (2007-2009), the accommodation had to be closed following a report from a surveyor highlighting health and safety risks, particularly in Lockley’s cottage, due to wet and dry rot. Subsequently the team that had designed and overseen the recent Skomer Island Heritage Project visited Skokholm, to ...
  • Access to Skomer Island Dale Princess Landing on SkomerSkomer Island lies just off the Pembrokeshire coast, south west Wales. A 50-seater passenger boat transports visitors to the Island from Martin’s Haven (OS Grid Ref: SM 760 091), a small cove two miles on from Marloes village, which is 12 miles south west of the county town of Haverfordwest. The boat, the Dale Princess, runs ...