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St Marys in autumn - September sea view
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Autumn a special time on the islands

Late summer and autumn is a special time on the Isles of Scilly – quieter and wilder. The islands are ablaze with wonderful warm hues, the wildlife thriving with activity and it is still warm enough for days spent outdoors enjoying the spectacular scenery. At this time of the year you’ll find something for foodies,…

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Scillonian Day Trip - St Mary's
Day trips

Spend the day on the islands

These utterly unspoilt islands are a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, so whether it’s a day trip for two or a family adventure the Isles of Scilly are the dream day trip destination for those who like exploring the great outdoors. We have some great ideas on how to spend your day on the…

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Isles of Scilly - Walking Month May 2021
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Celebrate National Walking Month

Lace up your boots and grab your backpack – May is National Walking Month. Taking a stroll is good for mind, body and soul and there’s nowhere better to do it than the spectacular Isles of Scilly. In fact walking is the best way to explore these unspoilt islands. Sometimes, it’s best to just set…

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Day trips

Spend a day on the islands past Land’s End

The Isles of Scilly are just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, close enough to visit for the day. Sail along Cornwall’s amazing coastline on Scillonian III from Penzance or fly with Skybus from Land’s End and you will be on the Isles of Scilly in good time for lunch. These stunning islands are…

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Island life

Collaboration – Above and beyond

Mother’s Day is one of the busiest times of year for flower growers on the Isles of Scilly, the heady scented Narcissi flowers are iconic to the islands and very popular among Isles of Scilly visitors, so around celebrations like Mother’s Day, our freight team are incredibly busy working hard to make sure they are…

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Behind the Scenes

Shore leave for Scillonian purser

Marcia Still is a well-known face for many of our regular and returning passengers sailing to the Isles of Scilly on Scillonian III after working on the ferry during the last four decades. Marcia, who first joined the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group in 1980 as a stewardess, is stepping down from her job as…

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Island life

Memories on the Isles of Scilly

We may not be able to connect you to the Isles of Scilly right now, but we can bring a little piece of the islands into your homes whilst we’re waiting. As we all stay at home and miss out on seeing friends, family and travelling, it can help to see photos and videos of…

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Island life

An Island Christmas

Here at Isles of Scilly Travel, we carry approximately 18 tonnes of mail and 658 tonnes of freight shipped on Gry Maritha and our Skybus airline will fly over 1,000 passengers over the Christmas period. We’ve been helping to bring Christmas to the Isles of Scilly for 100 years and marked our centenary this year.…

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My Isles of Scilly

Something special

From unique hand-crafted gins to silver trinkets sourced from the shores of the Isles of Scilly, our slice of Isles of Scilly gifts are just the thing to brighten someone’s Christmas. We’ve put together a selection of gifts to remind your loved ones of their special time on the islands and a choice of budgets…

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Our Heritage

War time on the Isles of Scilly | A lifetime of lifeline service

As we approach Remembrance Sunday and as part of our 100 years of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Groups anniversary, we’ve looked back at the islands and company’s war time efforts. During the First World War, when resources were squeezed, the people of Scilly had to make do with crossings on an uncomfortable herring drifter…

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Behind the Scenes

The heart of the ship

This is Engineering at the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group From Marine Engineers to Aircraft Engineers, we have a team of skilled Engineers across the company servicing, repairing and maintaining, to ensure we provide a safe and reliable service for our customers. Here are just a few snippets from across the company celebrating Engineering Day.…

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Our Heritage

“Julia the first”

In our latest behind the scenes series, celebrating just some of the people that made the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group what it is today; we’ve caught up with the first female Director to the Board – Julia Walder. Julia was born a Perkins from St. Martin’s, and after being educated at the islands Primary…

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