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“Puffins galore”
Review of Skomer Island

Skomer Island
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We went on the sea safari. It was brilliant. We saw 1000s of puffins and sea birds, 100+ seals and a porpoise and calf.
Our guide was full of information and very knowledgeable about the island.

4  Thank Wendy E
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We were able to take advantage of a sunny day.

Lovely walking with stunning scenery.
Contemplated taking the boat to Skomer Island, but we were lucky enough to see seals and porpoises off Wooltack Point. We spent so,long taking photographs that we missed the last bost.
Something to do another time.
Parking is national,trust & costs £5.00. There is a dcent WC.
Money well spent to be in this beautiful part of the world.

2  Thank peter w
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I have fond memories of Skomer Island from when I was younger. Some 20 years later I returned with my wife and family friends to take the 1 hour tour around the islands.

I think some of the magic was taken away and it is sad and here is why;

- Far far too many people were squeezed onto the boat which left people sitting on top of the one area the lifejackets were. You could only turn to look around with difficulty it was so busy.

- Making people pay when they are on the cruise trying to see the birds and seals is downright ludicrous. Surely people should pay in the visitors centre and get a ticket there. Fiddling around for change while trying to see wildlife is utterly unacceptable.

- The crew member who said "ladies if you need a hand with your crotch strap let me know" followed by "is that your daughter, isn't she pretty" is treading a fine line. What may have been once par for 1980s mechanic's banter has no place now and left some akward moments for families and drew some very straight faces. Sorry but not funny.

- The narrator - it felt like he was giving the bare minimum of facts. "Puffins on the right" is less than meaningful.

- In summary, sexist awkward staff, could be a much, much, much slicker operation and took a lot of childhood memories away. Shame.

7  Thank Pete B
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

It's neither the easiest nor cheapest place to visit, but well worthwhile. We went on the first boat of the first day of 2018 and were delighted the Puffins were found to be all over the island. These wonderful, comical and charismatic birds are a national treasure. Super to see them crash-land at your feet and take an attitude of "what, me?" In fact Skomer is well worth visiting even without the birdlife - it has its own beauty and dignity. No roads, only tracks which must be adhered to makes this place very special indeed. Watch the seas crashing against the rocks below and you will be mesmerised. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Michael P
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Will never forget the sight of the cute little puffins, seemingly oblivious to the tourists. You can get quite close to them and they are truly a sight to behold. The bluebells & campions were also in bloom whilst we were there so the island was a breathtakingly beautiful mass of blue & pink. Wear good walking shoes as the landing area on the island has many steep steps to climb. Don't forget to take a picnic lunch & water.

3  Thank Oldandnew
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