Skomer Island

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Day Visit

Skomers wildlife

Wildlife

Events on Skomer

Events on Skomer

Located less than a mile off the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast, Skomer is truly a wonderful place to visit for the day or stay overnight.

 

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The ultimate wildlife adventure awaits…

Whether you looking for an island adventure, a wildlife haven or relaxing getaway then Skomer is the island for you…

Located less than a mile off the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast, Skomer is truly a wonderful place to visit for the day or stay overnight.

Well known for its Puffins, yet there is so much more to the bird paradise including Manx Shearwaters, Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises, Atlantic Grey Seal, Razorbills, Gannets, Fulmars and the unique Skomer Vole. The island is surrounded by some of the richest waters for wildlife off the British Isles from delightfully coloured sea slugs to magnificent cetaceans.

During spring the island is covered in a display of beautiful bluebells so vast that the whole island appears blue! The old fields, the valleys, the cliff tops. No part of the island is spared from this bluebell explosion. If it wasn’t for the rugged landscape you might think you’d got a boat to a Dutch tulip farm by mistake. A shade of pink is added to the island’s colour during the summer as swathes of Campion cloak the landscape.

To gain an insight into the world and work of Skomer’s wardens, please read their blog on the trials and tribulations of being an island warden. You can also download some Frequently Asked Questions about Skomer (440 kb).

Check out our exciting Skomer Events page to see what you could experience on this special island.

By becoming a member of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales you will be supporting our work on the island and you will be helping us with our work on our many other sites across south and west Wales. Please join us now and get free landing on Skomer.

To find out if the boats are going you can check out our Twitter feed or you can call 01646 636800.

Boats depart for Skomer: Tuesday to Sunday at 10am, 11am and 12 noon. Return trips run from 3pm and are allocated according to your outward journey. Boat times are subject to change and additional crossings may be scheduled during peak periods. No sailings on a Monday except Bank holidays (Tues-Sun times apply). For daily updates visit: @skomer_boatinfo on Twitter, or click the next tab to follow feed.

The Friends of the Islands help support work on both of our islands, find out more by visiting their blog.

Events on Skomer Island

see full list of events on Skomer Island

Date/Time Event
08/04/2017 - 11/04/2017
All Day
Happy Birdwatching group from the Spring Special Birdwatching weekend: Spring migration special
Skomer Island, Haverfordwest
11/04/2017 - 13/04/2017
All Day
Puffins, Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK, Europe Skomer Island Photography Workshop with Andy Davies
Skomer Island, Haverfordwest
26/04/2017
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
lime-kiln-bluebells Exploring the Archaeology and History of Skomer Island
Skomer Island, Haverfordwest
08/05/2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Guided walk looking out to sea Monday Guided Walk
Skomer Island, Haverfordwest
22/05/2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Guided walk looking out to sea Monday Guided Walk
Skomer Island, Haverfordwest
05/06/2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
guided-walk Monday Guided Walk
Skomer Island, Haverfordwest
19/06/2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
guided-walk Monday Guided Walk
Skomer Island, Haverfordwest
03/07/2017
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
birdwatching-groups-at-the-wick Monday Guided Walk
Skomer Island, Haverfordwest
11/08/2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
shore-clingfish-by-p-reufsteck Rockpooling Fridays
Skomer Island, Haverfordwest
13/08/2017 - 15/08/2017
All Day
Skomer
Aerial view of island
High view looking back towards mainland
Pembrokeshire
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Coastal Scenery Yoga Retreat with Hester Yoga
Skomer Island, Haverfordwest
20/08/2017 - 22/08/2017
All Day
060 Skomer's Hidden Secrets
Skomer Island, Haverfordwest
22/08/2017 - 30/08/2017
All Day
Fluffy Shearwater Chick Shearwater Week: The Manx Shearwater Experience
Skomer Island, Haverfordwest
25/08/2017
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
shore-clingfish-by-p-reufsteck Rockpooling Fridays
Skomer Island, Haverfordwest
05/09/2017 - 07/09/2017
All Day
Seal pup dreams happpy thoughts Skomer Island Photography Workshop with Andy Davies
Skomer Island, Haverfordwest

Please be aware we have a Code of Conduct around seabirds and seals on this stunning island – to keep all our wildlife safe we ask you read this before visiting the island so that our precious seabirds and seals are protected.

Please note that we only allow registered operators to run courses on Skomer Island, please check out our list of current registered operators, if you wish to become a registered operator please contact us through this page.


Skomer is a fantastic destination for birdwatching and it regularly turns up some locally uncommon, scarce and rare birds. We run regular guided bird walks and guided weekend migration trips in conjunction with Dave Astins from West Coast Birdwatching, the details of which can be found on our events page.

Dave is a renowned guide within Pembrokeshire and has been birdwatching here for over 26 years.

There have been many highlights from Dave’s guided walks on Skomer but the main one that sticks out for him was the sighting of three Golden Orioles on 11th May 2015, only the second time he has seen them in Pembrokeshire!

Skomer is a photographer’s paradise and professional photographer and lecturer Andy Davies, in association with the Trust, runs regular workshops from the beginning of April until the end of October.  Andy provides hands-on expert guidance to small groups in taking control of their camera to capture memorable images.

Whether a complete beginner, enthusiast, aspiring professional or seasoned photographer, Andy caters for all levels in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

There is plenty of time throughout the workshop for one-to-one tuition when topics of your interest can be explored. Discounts available for Trust members.

Skomer Guillemot by Dave Boyle

Skomer Guillemot by Dave Boyle