Trip reference number: 10553

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Skomer’S Perfect Puffins

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Join us on the island of Skomer for a three-day trip to photograph charismatic puffins and Manx shearwaters at the height of the breeding season.

The Atlantic puffin is one of the most photogenic seabirds, and Skomer is the perfect place to build a portfolio of images of this seabird. Spending three full days on the island (with two nights accommodation) allows us to escape the throng of day visitors and photograph these attractive birds without disturbance. The birds are particularly nonchalant about human presence and go about their daily business unconcerned, which provides a plethora of superb photographic opportunities. 

As well seeing as puffins, there will also be a chance to witness the phenomenon of Manx shearwaters arriving as darkness falls. Around 70,000 birds arrive after sunset to find their breeding burrows, a magical experience that can only be experienced when overnighting on the island.

Read Wildlife Photographer Bret Charman's blog from a previous trip to photograph Skomer's puffins.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Ferry to Skomer; start photographing puffins
  2. Day 2: Full day & evening of puffin photography
  3. Day 3: Early morning puffin photography

Please note: We are a licensed operator with the South and West Wales Wildlife Trust which allows us the opportunity to book overnight accommodation on the island.

  • Available*: May to Jul
  • Group size: 7
  • Price excluding international flights: From £545 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return ferry from Martins Haven to Skomer
    • 2 nights accommodation on Skomer
    • All meals
    • Baggage transfer on Skomer
  • Activities available:
    • Photography
    • Walking


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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