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The Sail of the Century

Day tripping, holiday making or essential lifeline, the Scillonian’s been ploughing the water from mainland to island for nearly a century. The islands first lifeline came in 1845 with the Lyonesse- a sailing cutter to carry mail and cargo, on a good day she could get to the islands in six hours but when there…

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Your summer on Scilly starts… now!

With Chestnuts roasting on open fires and Jack Frost nipping at our noses, the summer holidays might feel like they’re a long way off. But book your Scilly adventure before New Year and you’ll have a wonderful holiday to look forward to once the excitement of Christmas Day has worn off. Take off and take…

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Scillonian III: Celebrating a spectacular season at sea

As the Scillonian III makes her final few journeys of 2015, we’re taking a look back at the moments that have made this summer extraordinary. If you’d like to visit the islands during the winter months, Skybus continues to operate regular flights from Land’s End and Newquay airports. We’ve enjoyed a wonderful summer sailing across…

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Travel Scilly: Giddy-up and experience St Mary’s on horseback

Trotting across white sands, cantering along bridal paths and splashing in the bays – travelling on horseback is a wonderful way to experience the incredible coastal scenery around St Mary’s. And with the stables just a couple of miles from both the airport and the harbour, horse riding is the ideal activity if you’ve just…

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Make tomorrow extraordinary with a 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. Beautiful countryside, lovely pubs and mile-long beaches – with so much to enjoy right here in the UK, it’s no wonder that short trips are becoming increasingly…

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Anchors aweigh!

The Scillonian passenger ferry sets sail for the first time this year. The Scillonian III passenger ferry made her maiden voyage of 2015 this morning. Watching her set sail from Penzance Harbour was an exciting moment that signalled the start of the new season for us. Whether it’s your first visit to Scilly or your…

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A million miles from ordinary, 28 miles from the Cornish coast

Be transported to the Isles of Scilly Now that the Christmas decorations have been put away and we’re all back to work, give yourself something to look forward to and book a restorative trip to the Isles of Scilly. This spring, leave the stresses of modern life behind with a visit to the island paradise…

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Set sail for Scilly on Scillonian this half term

Little explorers can discover the magic of Scilly this October… This half term set sail for a week long break like no other, on a collection of islands unlike anywhere else in Britain. For scrapbooks bursting with magical memories and a show-and-tell story that will captivate a classroom, the Isles of Scilly are an extraordinary…

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Voyage of Discovery- Wildlife spotting on the Scillonian III

“They’re here! Over here!” the excited passenger shouts. A small pod of dolphins have just started swimming alongside the Scillonian III. Far from a rare occurrence, these majestic creatures regularly join the ship on its journey to and from the Isles of Scilly. The islands, known for their postcard-perfect harbours, gorgeous stone built cottages and…

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10 great reasons to travel to Scilly on the Scillonian

The journey between Penzance and St Mary’s Harbour is one that we’ve been making for nearly a century, but the views, the wildlife and the ever-changing Atlantic ensure it’s a journey that never gets old. Our passengers upload some fantastic photos of their journeys with us- just look at our Pinterest board! Using their photos…

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Wildlife

Wildlife sightings from Scillonian III

Our wildlife expert was back on  Scillionian last week and on the look-out for some of our most exciting marine wildlife. Paul tells us about his sightings from the Scillionian last week: There was a slight sea swell and a cool breeze today but the sun was shining and the passengers were soaking up the…

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Ferrying the Family to Scilly

Taking the Scillonian passenger ferry to the Isles of Scilly is a journey that ignites the islands’ magic, offering your family happy memories before you’ve even arrived. Heading out across the Atlantic, a simple game of eye spy can be transformed by sightings of seabirds, sunfish and even the occasional minke whale. And when a…

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