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A traditional summers day out on the Isles of Scilly

From pedal power to traditional family games, a summers day trip to the Isles of Scilly provides an energetic and fun day out for families. Travel to the islands on Scillonian III with one of our great day trip offers over the summer holidays, the crossing takes around 2 hours and 45 minutes. On a…

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Explore two islands in one day this summer on Scilly

You may have seen pictures of the Isles of Scilly and thought they look a million miles away, but they are just 28 miles off the coast of Land’s End and easily close enough to visit for the day. We’ve brought back our Saturday double sailings in the peak summer months meaning you’ll get a…

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The Isles of Scilly remind you of how summers used to be

28 miles off the coast of Cornwall lies the perfect British summer, where the weather feels warmer and life moves more slowly. With few roads and even fewer cars, summer in the islands moves at the pace of the tides. The inter-island boat services take you across the crystal-clear sea, ferrying you from one pale…

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Isles of Scilly Family day trips

The Isles of Scilly are special for all ages but for families, it’s a great place to enjoy the simple things in life and appreciate all that the great outdoors has to offer. And with Whitsun around the corner, there’s ample opportunity to explore the Isles of Scilly in one day with our family day…

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Tips for the perfect Easter Scilly staycation

Spring is here and in Cornwall and over on the Isles of Scilly, we have been blessed with warm, sunny days. Flowers are blooming and migratory birds like puffins and swallows are returning to our shores. Easter is on the horizon and we’ve pulled together a few fun activities to be enjoyed on the Isles…

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Take time out to become a timeless traveller

From mainland to island, explore at your own pace; whether you are island hopping or Tamar crossing, there’s a break to suit everybody’s needs. Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are a haven for outdoor lovers, predominately the draw is the ocean but inland has a rich and diverse offering of events, countryside and…

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The first signs of spring on the Isles of Scilly

If you’re feeling the winter blues, we’ve put together some inspiration and reasons to get excited about the return of spring. For us at Isles of Scilly Travel and on the islands, one sure signal of spring is when Scillonian III returns to service. She returns on the 18th March and her crew have spent…

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A day with Scilly’s seals

You might be surprised how much you can do on a day trip to Scilly — visitors Katie and Rory share their story of bird-watching, ginger tea, and snorkeling with Atlantic grey seals. “We set off from home at around 6am, as were booked on the first flight of the day from Land’s End airport. After…

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Spring into Spring and set sail for the Isles of Scilly

Over on the Isles of Scilly, the Narcissi are in bloom, the evenings are getting lighter, and the boats are being put back in the water in preparation for the season ahead. In Penzance, the Scillonian team have been busy with the annual checks and upkeep of Scillonian III, our flagship passenger ferry for another…

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The very best Cornish days out – our ultimate top 5

It’s not hard to see why Cornwall is one of the UK’s most popular holiday counties, with endless sweeping coastlines, rich history and a laid-back lifestyle, it’s the perfect getaway. If you’re simply travelling through on your journey to the stunning Isles of Scilly, we’d recommend extending your holiday and stopping in Cornwall for a…

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8 Family Friendly Activities to try this summer on the Isles of Scilly

Take your family on an adventure this summer holiday with a trip to the Isles of Scilly. Forget long, boring car journeys with the kids asking, ‘are we there yet’, as the journey to the Isles of Scilly is as magical as the destination itself. If you opt to fly by Skybus, your journey covers…

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5 top beaches on the Isles of Scilly

Long coastal walks, leisurely paddles between the bays and a foodie’s paradise, there’s no doubt about it the Isles of Scilly have plenty to offer and some of the most sought-after beaches in the UK. In case you need any more persuading, we’ve pulled together our top five beaches across the islands. Great Bay, St.…

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