Skomer Island

A puffin stands silhouetted against the sunset on the sea.

Puffin at sunset on Skomer Island © Beth Thompson


Skomer Island

The ultimate wildlife adventure

Located less than a mile off the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast, Skomer is truly a wonderful place to visit.

Between April and July, Skomer is well known for its puffins, but there is so much more to this National Nature Reserve - including Manx shearwaters, dolphins, seals, razorbills, and so much more!

2023 day visitor tickets are on sale. Book here!  

A mere 15-minute boat ride away, there are several options when it comes to visiting Skomer:

  • Day trip - spend 5 hours exploring our stunning island home. You'll be greeted by staff and volunteers, before being left to explore this island paradise at your own pace. Find out more about this below.
  • Overnight stay - join us for a two or three night stay in our three star hostel. Nestled at the heart of the island you'll have the chance to get to know our noisiest and most numerous resident: the Manx shearwater. Find out more about this below.
  • Guided trips - private operators run trips over to Skomer throughout the season. These trips range from overnight photography workshops to wildlife watching day trips. You can find a full list of commercial operators who are registered with us below.
  • Volunteer with us - we offer weekly and long-term volunteering opportunities on Skomer. You can find out more about these by clicking on the links above.
  • Events - ranging from yoga retreats to birding weekends, there's plenty to get involved with. You can find out more about our events here.

Skomer LIVE series 3!

We listened to your feedback on Skomer LIVE's format for its return for another year - so for 2022, the name remains the same, but the story of Skomer LIVE is told by our wonderful Skomer Island team. You wanted insights from life on the island, seabird counts and to get to know the team that live and breathe this wonderful island. So, get ready!

This year, new episodes of Skomer LIVE will air on the 11th, 18th & 25th July and 1st August 2022 on our YouTube channel, but you can find them linked below here.

We hope you love it! And remember, if you have any questions for our wardens, please do let us know by commenting on our Facebook Skomer LIVE post.

Filmed, produced and edited by Madison Bowden-Parry