Here at Isles of Scilly Travel we understand that your dog is part of the family and travelling to the Isles of Scilly means you don’t have to leave them behind.

Think long coastal walks, paddling in shallow waters and evenings curled up in front of the fire. With most of the beaches being dog friendly and miles of countryside walking, it’s the perfect dog friendly holiday destination.

And whether you choose to sail or fly, your pet can travel right by your side!

Pets can travel aboard our Skybus aircraft from Newquay and Land’s End airport. Our Skybus flights take just 20 minutes from Land’s End and 30 minutes from Newquay. Or you can choose to sail on our Scillonian III passenger ferry, enjoying a leisurely sail taking in the fresh sea air.

There are lots of places to explore on the islands with your dog, Pelistry and Bar Point beach on St Mary’s are accessible to dogs all year round. The main town beaches- Town beach, Porthcressa and Porthmelon have seasonal bans through April-October. All of the neighbouring off-islands are dog friendly but on Tresco dogs need to be kept on a lead at all times.

One of the many joys about a holiday on the Isles of Scilly is experiencing ‘island hopping’, to get between the five inhabited islands (and countless uninhabited on a chartered trip) you’ll need to catch a boat. The tripper boats leave from St Mary’s quay on a daily basis- check the chalkboards in Hugh Town or outside the harbour master’s office for details of the daily trips.


Dogs cost £10 each way on Scillonian III and must be kept on a lead and off the seats.

Pets can also travel on Skybus from Newquay or Land’s End Airports, you can rest assured that your pet will travel in safety and comfort in our RSPCA approved animal carrier. Dogs travelling aboard Skybus cost £40 each way.

Visit our handy pet guide to find out more.