Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Sprawled across the island are Balinese-style guest rooms, sleeping up to 48 adults and six children. All of the luxurious rooms offer unparalled views, complete privacy and that sprinkle of Necker magic.


Before booking, many of our past castaways are initially worried this might be all hardship and no fun. They then go on to say it was the best holiday of their life. Obviously, our adventures are not just about sunbathing and sipping pina-coladas, though there is always time for this too. You can expect some intense long days of activity in a demanding environment. At times you will be bothered by heat and hunger and you can expect a few bites and blisters. That said, our course is designed to start easy and finish hard building your confidence and competence along the way.

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If you stay overnight, you can witness one of the most remarkable natural events in the UK, the Manx shearwaters returning to their burrows under the cover of darkness. Stay up late and take a walk back to the boat embarkation point for a truly once in a lifetime experience. An education room and interpretation centre can be found here as well as accommodation space for up to 16 people. Visit Pembrokeshire was lucky enough to spend 24 hours on Skomerlast year – read about our adventures.

  • The Isles of Scilly is an archipelago made for walking.
  • For 2022 – booking your Skomer Island landing ticket is now available in advance online.
  • The Wick is also a great place just to sit and watch the comings and goings of the puffins.
  • The process was very easy and the staff we spoke to were very helpful and courteous and found us the perfect property for our holiday.

Please note that visits can only be made on official, organised trips and access by foot is not allowed. The island and its foreshore is managed for the benefit of wildlife and our team are working incredibly hard to keep Looe Island Nature Reserve special. Craft such as boats, jet skis, kayaks/canoes and paddleboards etc. as well as snorkelers/divers and swimmers are therefore asked to respect the no landing sign. The Isles of Scilly is an archipelago made for walking. Unspoilt, untouched and truly peaceful, you can enjoy the spectacular coastal paths, nature trails, fields of flowers and top-to-toe island walks year round. Resident walking guides, naturalists and ornithologists offer guided walks across Scilly throughout the season – a brilliant opportunity to appreciate island life at its finest.

If you are a group of friends, family, or business who would like a private expedition then you can customise the trip, selecting the dates, itinerary, and level of challenge that suits you. You can learn more on our private expedition pageor send an inquiry to us at Prices do not include your airfare and standard personal travel insurance. It starts and finishes in a top notch hotel with 8 night on a desert island sandwiched in between. The first 5 nights on the island are your training phase the final 3 are raw survival with little more than just a machete.

Sailings may be disrupted by the weather – check by callingLockley Lodge, an information point and gift shop run by the Wildlife Trust, or check the Skomer boat sailings. Parking is available in a National Trust car park at Martin’s Haven. The has a ‘Shearwater Week’ in late August where volunteers can help the island researchers with their invaluable work. Visit Pembrokeshire spoke with researcher Sarah about her Summer of Shearwaters as she gave us a sneak peek behind the scenes at the work being done on the island.

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The actual house was bigger than the photos suggested and was absolutely perfect. We felt immediately at home, the house such a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. Every attention to detail and excellent communication with the Boutique Retreats team.

It is the most magical place – went far above expectations! It was a blissful, healing retreat from a most horrible year. The gardens, the views are exquisite, everything about this place made all of us really happy. The sights and sounds took your breath away and the experience of being out of reach on an island in the middle of a tourist area was amazing. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home. The views were lovely and being surrounded by them was great.

Nathan Outlaw and Rick Stein in their various coastal abodes offer a wonderful variety of dining day or night. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Eden Project and further south Glendurgan and Trebah are all very special and inspirational places to visit. Whatever you wish to do, we think that The Island’s central location on the beautiful north coast provides easy access to all that Cornwall has to offer. How to get around in Wayag Island actually depends on where you are staying.