Staying on Skomer

Wave goodbye to the last visitor boat of the day…

the island and its unique evening wildlife are yours to enjoy.

Relax in comfort at the Old Farm self catering accommodation or wander off to find to find your perfect spot to watch one of the islands amazing sunsets.

Our Visit Wales accredited accommodation provides overnight visitors with all the equipment required to make a mouth watering meal or a quick snack on the go in the communal kitchen.

The comfortable lounge with log burner is a cosy place to reflect upon the days magic and prepare yourself for an evening filled with wildlife.

Skomer offers overnight guests a nightly bird log, guests have the opportunity to discuss their wildlife sightings, hear from experts and contribute their experiences at the Island Library.

Alternatively if you do not wish to socialise you will have the whole island to yourself to enjoy one of those spectacular sunsets before the thousands of Manx Shearwaters fly back in and fill the night sky with their calls.

Hostel accommodation lounge area Skomer sunset Skomer Island Skomer sunset 2 North Haven at night Skomer at night by Drew Buckley Skomer sunset 3 Crochet blankets for our Skomer bedrooms Early morning mist Skomer Boat
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Only if you stay can you see the sunsets

When can I Book my 2018 Adventure?

Skomer flowers

Skomer flowers

Booking opens for 2018 for members of WTSWW from Monday 2nd Oct and for non-members 16th Oct.

As our overnight stays are so popular it is important to have three alternative dates in mind, as your first choice may be unavailable.  Please phone us (01656 724100) with your preferred dates and your membership number. Please be patient when trying to book as we only have one telephone line available for Island bookings.

There are no sailings on Mondays unless it’s a bank holiday.

Please note that from Tuesday 1st May to Wednesday 1st August overnight stays are of two nights or a multiple of two nights duration: Sun and Mon, Tues and Wed, Thurs and Fri. Saturday remains a one night stay or you can add it on to the two nights either side to make three nights.

 

Booking

We will not be taking Island bookings via e-mail from October 2017. All bookings are taken by the Island’s Booking Officers who are based at the Parc Slip Nature Reserve, Bridgend:
Email: islands@welshwildlife.org
Telephone: 01656 724100 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Please be patient when trying to book as we only have one telephone line available for Island bookings.

Room Curlew – 2 single beds Guillemot – 2 single beds Chough – 2 single beds and a bunk bed Puffin – sleeps 3 (1 single bed and a bunk bed Shearwater – sleeps 5 (mixed bunk room – 3 single beds and a bunk bed
April £40 £40 £40 £40 £35
May – July  £60  £60 £60 £60 £45
Aug £40 £40 £40 £40 £30
Sep £30 £30 £30 £30 £30
Children (12 and under) 1/2 price 1/2 price 1/2 price 1/2 price 1/2 price
Single/Twin Occupancy Price + 50% Price + 50% Ring for details Ring for details NA

What will I see?

This exceptional island is incredible to stay on regardless of the time of year; in late spring through to July the whole island teems with life, from the incredible spring flowers to the thousands of puffins and other sea birds, later in the year you can have a wild island experience as the thousands of Manx Shearwaters return to the island at night. The Manx Shearwater chicks can be seen exercising their wings and launching clumsily for their long first flight.

The Shearwater calls come from the sky, the land and underground.

Atlantic grey seals are preparing to give birth to their pups in the coves and on the beaches, whilst young ravens tussle in the sky. Our seals continue to entertain island visitors with their squabbles throughout August and September.

Skomer Razorbill by Dave Boyle

The stunning Skomer Razorbill by Dave Boyle

Check out our events page for information about all our island events.

Stunning late summer sunsets finish off your perfect day and prepare you for the wild night to come.

Boat Times for Accommodation

Start your Island Adventure, by boarding the Dale Princess from Martin’s Haven, at 9am on the morning of departure. All useful information including departure times will be confirmed in your island holiday pack.

Handy Hints

Check out www.marloes.org.uk for accommodation and more activities on the mainland near Martin’s Haven.

WARNING Bad weather or high seas may delay the boats or interfere with sailing altogether. You can keep an eye on the our Boat Twitter Feed which can be viewed on the Day Visit page

In the event of being unable to get to the island a refund of the fee (less non returnable booking fee) will be made but the Trust is unable to accept responsibility for costs that might be incurred should you become stormbound on the island or need to find alternative accommodation on the mainland. It is therefore recommended that visitors take out their own insurance cover against such eventualities. This can normally be done through your usual insurance company.

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for Skomer Island