These will open on the second Monday in October (13 October) for members of the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales only and you will be required to give your membership number at the time of booking. If you have lost your membership card please contact the Tondu office (01656 724100). Non members can book from the third Monday in October (20 Oct). Overnight stays will be of three nights duration from Friday, four nights duration from Monday; seven night stays only weeks commencing 18 and 25 May, 1, 8, 15 June (22 June prebooked for university fieldwork).
Staying on Skokholm 2014
Booking forms and deposits should be received by the office within 21 days of making a provisional booking by phone or email.
There is plenty of availability 19-29 of September so if you want to get away from it all this is the place to be!
There is plenty to see and do even after the puffins depart- to find out more about Skokholm’s best kept secret, download our information about Skokholm in August.
Please be aware that you can be stranded on Skokholm by the weather. It is advisable not to make important dates in your calendar for the few days after what should be your embarkation date from the island.
Island Invertebrates course – run by entomologist John Harper who is well versed in his subject. The course is fully catered and numbers on the course are limited to 12 people but there is space for other people who would just like to have a catered week, rather than self-catering. The cost is £425 per person – if you would just like to come and be catered for and not participate in the course the cost is £350 per person for the week.. Please book in the usual way. Click here for details of the course in Island Invertebrates in pdf format.
Once you have reserved a place you will need to fill in the Skokholm residential booking form 2014 (Word document) or Skokholm residential booking form 2014 pdf (pdf version) and send with your 25% deposit to Island Bookings, The Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire SA43 2TB.
Skokholm Island is a wild and beautiful place to stay, quieter and smaller than its sister, Skomer, there is a romance and charm to the place. Over the last few years we have been renovating the accomodation on the island with the fantastic help of the Friends of the Islands.
The accommodation has been undergoing a face lift in the past three years thanks to a willing bunch of volunteers and the Friends of the Islands. There are four twin rooms and one double bedded room in the renovated cowsheds, one twin room and four single rooms in the cottage, plus a further two twin rooms in the warden’s old quarters. Please note the lighthouse is not available for guest accommodation.
Staying on Skokholm is basically off grid living. There is a self-catering kitchen where the cookers are powered by bottled gas (which have to ferried to and from the island), refrigeration and electric light are powered by solar power (please note there is no microwave). There is hot and cold running water (solar powered) to the bedrooms, a communal lounge in the cottage which has a multi fuel stove. There are no showers or central heating. There is a small shop selling basic foodstuffs. If you are planning on doing a lot of photography please try and bring extra batteries. Solar power is not limitless!
Prices for April to July 2014 (self-catering)
Four night stays (starting Monday) – £130 per person
Three night stay (starting Friday) – £130 per person
The above can be combined for a week at £250 per person
Prices for August to October 2014
Four night stays (starting Monday) – £100 per person
Three night stay (starting Friday) – £100 per person
The above can be combined for a week at £160 per person
Please note the boat for overnight guests goes out at 7.30am on Fridays and 9am on Mondays. Again these times will be confirmed later.
Boat fare for 2014 is £25.00 return payable direct to boatman.
There is no single supplement so you may have to share if the single rooms have already gone.
We may be running some courses again so watch this space!
To avoid disappointment all guests with ringing licenses who wish to ring on Skokholm whilst staying on the island must contact the Wardens first.
If you are a group of bird ringers who wish to make a booking please contact the wardens, Richard and Giselle (07971 114303) first. You will need to complete a separate form to establish your bird ringing credentials.
How to book?
All bookings are taken by the Island’s Booking Officer who is based at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Telephone: 01239 621600(Mon-Fri 8.45am-4.30pm)
Please send in the booking form and deposit within 21 days from the date of booking otherwise your booking may be cancelled. Your booking will be acknowledged within seven working days by email (if you give an email address) or post.
You will be invoiced for the balance approximately 12 weeks before you are due to go to Skokholm and the balance should be paid eight weeks before your arrival on the island. Further information for your trip will be sent with the invoice. Please ensure you have read the booking conditions before sending in the booking form.
You should familiarise yourself with the island booking conditions 2014.
Why do members of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales get priority booking?
As a way of saying thank you to our members we allow them to book two weeks early. Membership costs just £2.05 per month
Map of Skokholm location and key points on mainland
View Skomer Island Local Information in a larger map