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From Cornwall to Scilly

A visit to the Isles of Scilly is an opportunity not to be missed if you are local to or visiting Cornwall.  With both sea and air transportation links – reaching the islands is easier than many people realise. Those visiting (and of course those lucky enough to live there!) are presented with the opportunity…

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Longer day trips on Scilly 2022
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Longer days on Scilly

Enjoy longer days in Scilly sunshine The spring season and start of British summer time brings with it not only longer days, but the opportunity to spend more time on the beautiful Isles of Scilly.  More time on the islands means you can experience more of what Scilly has to offer and even enough time…

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Behind the Scenes

Inspiring the next generation

In a field currently dominated by men, we believe it is important to encourage and inspire women to pursue a career in aviation. In 2021 it was estimated that less than 5% of pilots in the UK were female. At the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, we have 23 Skybus pilots made up of four…

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Behind the scenes at Island Carriers

Our own freight haulage company, Island Carriers, is based in the heart of St Mary’s. We’ve been behind-the-scenes with the busy team of 10, which looks after all the islanders’ freight needs. Passionate is the most accurate word to describe Island Carriers Operations Manager Jeanette Ware – she cares deeply about the community she serves.…

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12 Amazing views to make you fall in love with Scilly

Scilly is one of the prettiest places you can visit. Unspoilt landscapes, white sandy beaches and turquoise waters all contribute to make Scilly one of the most photographable places in Britain. We’ve cherry picked some of our favourite picture-perfect spots that will make you fall in love with this island destination. St. Mary’s – Pelistry…

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Dogs on the Isles of Scilly - island views
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Can I take my dog to the Isles of Scilly?

A DOG’S LIFE Pets love island life… Famously dog friendly, the Isles of Scilly is the perfect staycation destination to travel with your four-legged companions. In 2020, Cornwall was named the number two hotspot destination to take dogs on holiday. Perhaps you are thinking about combining an Isles of Scilly trip with a visit to…

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Every activity comes with a stunning view.

Just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly are a beautifully wild and unspoilt place to get away from it all. Island life might move at a gentle pace but there is plenty to make your time here unforgettable. The five inhabited islands; St. Mary’s, Tresco, St. Martin’s, Bryher and St.…

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Newlyn Primary School Visit to Land's End Airport November 2021
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A Memorable Visit

16th December 2021 Update: A special thank you from Newlyn School Following on from their visit to Land’s End Airport, the staff and pupils of Newlyn School surprised the Skybus team with a special delivery of hand written notes and fantastic drawings to thank the staff for having them and their behind-the-scenes tour. It looks…

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12 Days of Scilly Christmas Gifting

And just like that we’re nearly into December, and Christmas is just around the corner with just under a month to go. If you’ve still got some festive shopping to do, what better gift this Christmas, than the gift of Scilly! Whether that’s the promise of an island adventure with a travel voucher, some Scilly…

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Our Heritage

‘One Hundred Years’ delivering for Scilly

Last year, in 2020, the company celebrated 100 years of ‘delivering for Scilly’.  As part of the celebrations, we worked with local artist Sue Lewington to create a special centenary illustrated book. Sue is a freelance illustrator who specialises in ink and watercolour sketches.  She lived on St Martin’s for 20 years, where she ran…

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Scillonian I aground - wartime - 1942
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War Time Scillonian 1939-1945

Today is Remembrance Day, so we thought we would share how Scillonian I played an important role in the war effort. During the Second World War ‘Scillonian I’ amazingly maintained a near-perfect sailing record. Between 1939 and 1945, a total of 1,552 crossings were completed with only one being cancelled due to exceptionally bad weather…

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Behind the Scenes

Supporting The Island Haven

We are proud to be involved in the local community and with local charities. Currently we support a range of groups, good causes, sporting events, subsidised travel for island residents, medical flights and off-island freight. We are delighted to support, The Island Haven, a charity aiming to provide a place to stay on the mainland…

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