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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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Island life

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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The perfect day trip to the Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are waiting to be discovered right on your doorstep – so grab your camera and come aboard for a day trip like no other. Make the most of every moment… Sailing to the Isles of Scilly takes just under three hours and is a fantastic way to escape the every day.…

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Ten great reasons to fly to Scilly from Land’s End Airport

If you haven’t been to Scilly before, you’ve been missing out on one of Britain’s best-kept secrets

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Soak up the sight of the Isles of Scilly

From take-off to landing, there’s always a view to remember on offer through the window of a Skybus plane or from the deck of the Scillonian passenger ferry. Travel by air or sea with Isles of Scilly Travel, and you’ll gain a whole new perspective of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Sail from Penzance…

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A look back at the 2016 Scillonian sailing season

We’ve enjoyed another wonderful season sailing daily from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly, spotting an array of spectacular wildlife along the way. Dolphins, porpoises and sunfish to name just a few have made regular sightings. We’ve seen some outstanding sunrises, sunsets and sun filled days; the islands have had a wonderful season with some…

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Autumn day trips to Scilly

Set sail from Penzance and arrive to the Isles of Scilly by lunchtime. On your way, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy a stunning seaside view of Cornwall’s quaint fishing villages, the famous open air Minack Theatre and the Land’s End Peninsula. We’ve pulled together our top five-day trip experiences to be had on…

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Island life

A portrait of island life

Every year visitors return to the Isles of Scilly, something about the pace of life and welcoming community keeps drawing them to return to the islands year after year.

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Your wildlife checklist

  We’ve pulled together a wildlife checklist- how many can you spot during your holiday? Kittiwake: The Kittiwake, sometimes referred to as the true seagull due to the fact they only ever come in land to breed. They nest in colonies on cliff tops and rock ledges from February-August. Manx Shearwater: Manx shearwaters spend most…

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