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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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Explore land, air and sea from a fresh perspective during Walk Scilly Week.

Are you ready to be whisked out of the ordinary – to sail away from your workload and soar out of the every day? Walk Scilly Week is back from the 11th-17th April,  and it’s an extraordinary opportunity to explore the Isles of Scilly on foot, accompanied by the people who know the islands best……

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What Island Life Brings to Family Life

When it comes to family life, it’s so easy to let the day-to-day take over. The school run, meetings, weekly shops; they all add up to take away from the quality time you get to spend together. Which is why we love bringing families to the islands. It’s about more than just getting them here,…

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Discover the beauty of Scilly on foot: Walk Scilly week is back for its ninth year.

Saturday, April 11 – Friday, April 17 Walk Scilly offers tourists a chance to explore the islands from a unique perspective – through the eyes of the people who have made Scilly their home. With wildlife walks, historical talks, foraging adventures and “top to toe” island tours, the event is a fantastic opportunity to get…

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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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Special visitors fly to Scilly this October…

The summer season might be drawing to a close, but people continue to flock to Scilly hoping to catch a glimpse of the islands’ very special visitors: rare migrating birds on their annual journey south for the winter. Scilly has become a hotspot for birdwatchers in the autumn months, as there’s a real chance of…

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Enjoy an action-packed short break on Scilly

From walking, riding, sailing and kayaking to cycling, rock-hopping, snorkelling, sea safaris and more: you’ll never be short of something to do on the Isles of Scilly. If you like to keep active while on holiday, a fun-filled short break is just a hop, skip and a jump away… Uncover Scilly’s secrets on foot Exploring…

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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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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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