A Day Out With The Adorable Atlantic Puffin

A Day Out With The Adorable Atlantic Puffin
A colony of puffins on Skomar Island, Wales, Photo Credit: Getty Images

Wade through Welsh islands of Skomer and Skokholm in search of the pint-sized Atlantic puffins.

Anita Roy
November 19 , 2018
08 Min Read


Fly to Cardiff or Bristol from most major cities in India (return fares from approx. `40,000) and drive to Pembrokeshire. The nearest train station is Haverford West or Milford Haven.


SAFARIS: There are plenty of options for wildlife safaris and boat rides in and around the islands.

  • Dale Sailing Company offers trips to Skomer Island from March 30 to September 30. Boats depart at various times from Tuesday through Sunday. You can book tickets from the Lockley Lodge at Martin’s Haven on the day of journey (enquiries@ pembrokeshire-islands.co.uk).
  • You can also choose Island Cruises that departs from Tuesday to Sunday at 1pm. Tickets are £12 for adults and £8 for children.
  • Seabird Spectacular organises two-hour guided cruises on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7pm. Tickets are priced at £16 for adults and £10 per child. For more information visit pembrokeshire-islands.co.uk.


While there are several options in Pembrokeshire, there is only one place visitors can stay overnight on Skomer Island, and only for a limited time. The Old Farm, with log fires and quaint stone walls, offers a magical retreat from the mainland and unparalleled closeness to the wildlife on the island (from £40 per night; +44-1656724100; welshwildlife.org).

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