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Ready for take-off! Skybus pilots review the new runway at Land’s End.

Land’s End Airport re-opened last week following our planned upgrades to harden the runways. After the first planes departed and landed safely, we caught up with pilots Philip Hughes and Andrew Evans, to get their thoughts on the runway improvements and to find out what they love about flying to the Isles of Scilly… How…

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Scenic flights: See Cornwall in all its majesty!

While our flights to St. Mary’s are well known, it’s still a bit of a secret that we run scenic flights from Land’s End. To shine a light on this unique experience, we asked our lovely pilot, Simon Williams, to tell us all about his route above the spectacular Cornish coastline… Hi Simon, could you…

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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 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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Discover the Isles of Scilly in our new travel magazine

Make 2014 the year you discover the Isles of Scilly. Tucked away, twenty-eight miles from the coast of Cornwall, the breathtakingly beautiful Isles of Scilly are waiting to be discovered. With long white sandy beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, picturesque little harbours and gorgeous stone-built houses, they are one of the UK’s best kept secrets.…

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Discover a hidden talent during Art Scilly Week

Art Scilly Week Saturday 10th to Saturday 17th May The Isles of Scilly are known for their azure waters, white-sand beaches and clarity of light – the kind you only seem to find at the western tip of the country, so it’s unsurprising that they have become a little haven for artists. Painters, printmakers, photographers…

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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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Hop aboard Skybus this Easter

With the Easter break fast approaching, you might be looking to book a last-minute holiday to spend some quality time away with the kids. Whether you’re already planning to pop down to Cornwall, or you want an island escape without the long-haul flight, the Isles of Scilly are an adventure playground just a bunny hop…

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Look out for seabirds and dolphins from the Scillonian III

John and Carol are volunteers for the Isles of Scilly Seabird Recovery Project and live on the islands; here they explain the wildlife you can see from the Scillonian III. When you travel on the Scillonian it’s great fun to look out for seabirds and dolphins following the boat. Huge and impressive gannets are always…

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Your Isles of Scilly Food Guide

On the Isles of Scilly it’s all about food metres rather than food miles. You can see the lines of carrots, potatoes, squash and spinach growing in the fields and then just a few hours later they’ll appear lovingly prepared on your restaurant plate that evening. In recent years the island’s food industry has flourished.…

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Time to get your boots on! Walk Scilly 12-18th April 2014

Walk Scilly is now in its 8th year and set to start the season on the islands yet again with 22 wonderful walks covering all the islands. The seven day festival offers a series of themed walks across the islands’ 60 miles of pathways. Learn about the wildlife, natural environment and historical landmarks with an…

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