Wish Scillonian III a Happy 40th Birthday for a chance to win a free return ticket to the Isles of Scilly

 Forty return ferry tickets to the Isles of Scilly are being given away this year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the iconic Scillonian III passenger ferry.

2017 marks the 40th year of service by the Scillonian III, the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s longest serving passenger ferry to date, and 40 lucky winners will experience the spectacular ferry journey to the islands for free thanks to a giveaway launched as part of the commemorative celebrations.

Return tickets from Penzance Harbour to St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly will be awarded to the best and most creative birthday wishes given to the ship in posts made on Isles of Scilly Travel’s social media channels.

Entries can be submitted via Isles of Scilly’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, using the hashtag #HappyBirthdayScillonian in your posts to be in with a chance of winning one of the golden tickets. You must also ensure you ‘like’ the Isles of Scilly Travel Facebook or Instagram page, or follow @IOSTravel on Twitter, when posting your message.

Sharon Sandercock, Marketing and Communications Manager of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, said: “As a way to celebrate this special year with our customers and the public, we wanted to give something back to the community, and thought 40 return tickets would be a good way to do that in the Scillonian’s 40th year.

“Whether you’ve sailed on the Scillonian III before, or never experienced the spectacular 28 mile journey, we hope everyone will get involved. We’re looking forward to seeing how creative people will be with their messages.”

For a chance to win one of the tickets, simply wish the Scillonian III a ‘Happy Birthday’ in a post on either the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts for Isles of Scilly Travel, and feel free to use videos, photos or just a simple message, as long as it features the hashtag #HappyBirthdayScillonian.

Messages must be posted before May 25th, and winners will be selected after that date.

Prize winning tickets can be used in June, July, September and October (outside of peak school holiday periods) for midweek or Sunday crossings, and bookings are subject to availability on requested dates.