Everything you need to know about visiting Skomer is available on the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales website, as they manage the island under a lease from Natural Resources Wales.

Monday guided walks

I lead guided birdwatching walks for the Wildlife Trust on Mondays between May and July (not every Monday, see below). These trips are special because the island is closed to day visitors on Mondays, so other than the staff and overnight guests, we have Skomer to ourselves!

During our walk we will cover the majority of the network of island paths, around 6km in total, at a very steady pace with lots of stopping to look at birds! It is usual to see 40-45 species of bird during the walk, including Puffin, Razorbill, Guillemot, Short-eared Owl, Peregrine Falcon, Chough, Raven, Wheatear, Stonechat, Sedge Warbler and Common Whitethroat. The May trips have the best chance of migrants and scarce visitors, the July trips Puffin bringing sand-eels to their single chick.

2024 dates: ** ALL DATES SOLD OUT **  20th May, 3rd June, 10th June, 17th June, 24th June, 1st July, 8th July & 15th July

Price: £60, which covers the landing and guiding fee, plus £20 boat fare which is paid on the day on the boat)

Bookings: Bookings are made through the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales Island Bookings team: islands@welshwildlife.org, tel. 01656 724100, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm

Private trips

If the Monday guided walk isn’t for you, you can book me for a private trip. You will need to contact me to arrange a suitable date, and then book tickets for you / your party plus me. Mid April to end of July can sell out very quickly, so it is best to be organised and be ready to book your trip when the day landing trips open for online bookings. This is usually November / December for the following year, visit the Dale Sailing Pembrokeshire Islands boat trips website for more information.

Residential events

I also lead residential events on Skomer for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales during spring and autumn migration. These are usually three-night stays in the island hostel, with the focus on bird identification and enjoying the island outside of the main ‘Puffin season’ (although they are there in spring).

This is also a chance to experience the largest Manx Shearwater colony in the world at night, when birds return to their burrows under cover of darkness. With 350,000 breeding pairs on Skomer, staying in the colony is one of the UK’s finest wildlife spectacles.

2024 dates: ** BOTH EVENTS SOLD OUT ** Spring Migration 13th-16th April, Autumn Migration 14th-17th September

Price: Spring Migration £259, Autumn Migration £229

Bookings: Bookings are made through the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales Island Bookings team: islands@welshwildlife.org, tel. 01656 724100, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm