Whether you’re on holiday in Cornwall or a local, an Isles of Scilly day trip is a day out that you’ll never forget.
Start the day earlier, seeing in one of Cornwall’s stunning sunrises, you can park just a short walk away from Penzance quay in the Wharfside car park right next to Penzance train station. Scillonian generally sets sail at 09:15 (check the latest Covid-19 travel updates and requirements here). Board with plenty of time to secure a seat, pets can come too!
The crossing takes around 2 hours and 45-minutes to sail to the largest island- St. Mary’s. On your way, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy a stunning seaside view of Cornwall’s fishing villages, the famous open air Minack Theatre and the Land’s End peninsula. Quite often, the ship is joined by pods of dolphins, seabirds and occasionally even basking sharks.
On arrival, you’ll have a choice of staying on the island of St. Mary’s and exploring or taking a boat to another island. For tips and guides, take a look at our day trip itineraries here.
One of our favourite days out, is on the island of St. Agnes. You’ll need to take a small boat across which takes around 20 minutes, look out on the quay side for guidance or check online with each boat provider and don’t forget you’ll need to wear a face covering when using the inter-island transport services.
On arrival, head 2 minutes’ walk to the local (and only) pub ‘The Turks Head’ for a hearty lunch stop. After lunch, take a stroll to the sandbar 5 minutes away and if time and tide allows, cross to the island of Gugh or further around the island to marvel at the views looking west to Bishop Rock Lighthouse. You’ll need to catch a boat back in time for Scillonian’s departure at 16:30.
You’ll sail back to the mainland full of ideas for your next visit and one of the best bits is, a day out to the Isles of Scilly needn’t cost more than a day out at an attraction; our Scillonian day trips cost just £25 per person!
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We can’t wait to welcome you aboard.
*Please note, this film and all photos were taken before the current Covid-19 restrictions.