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Happy 40th birthday Scillonian III

This year we are in full celebration mode as our iconic Scillonian III passenger ferry celebrates 40 years in service, making her our longest-serving passenger ship to date. We will be celebrating this milestone anniversary with a variety of events, public exhibitions and giveaways, so everyone can share in the celebrations. Whether you’re a regular…

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All aboard!

It’s been another winter of hard work for the Scillonian III team, preparing our iconic ship for her 40th year of service. Every year at the end of the season (November) Scillonian goes into the Dry Dock, Penzance, for her annual maintenance. You may think the Scillonian crew get to have the winter off but…

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Seeking the island lifestyle? Discover Scilly

This spring, set sail for the Isles of Scilly and treat your family to an authentic taste of island life. With spectacular white-sand beaches and a vibrant, welcoming coastal community, it’s no wonder families return year after year… Sarah Firmin, 32, has been travelling to the Isles of Scilly every year since she was born.…

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Step into Spring

Shake off the winter as Spring is on the way! Over on the Isles of Scilly, the famous scented Narcissi are in full bloom, the yellow flowering gorse fills the air with its heady coconut scent, and the migrating seabirds have started to return -Puffins, Petrels and Shearwaters appear around the islands. Here in Penzance,…

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Discover iconic Cornish landmarks in a way you’ve never seen them before

It could be a birthday treat, anniversary present or simply something you’ve always wanted to do… The Cornish coastline is arguably the best coastline in the world and you’ll get to see it from a whole new perspective. You’ll fly in one of our Skybus Islander planes, flying between 500-1,000 feet with your own personal…

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One-day escape or a longer break?

There are lots of events to look forward to this year on the Isles of Scilly. Aside from the picturesque beaches, sweeping green hills and stunning skies, there’s lots to do on the Isles of Scilly. With foodie feasts, world championship qualifiers, folk festivals and walking festivals; there’s plenty to entertain the whole family. We’ve…

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Roger and Patsy Manning, island regulars

Roger and Patsy Manning first visited the Isles of Scilly in 1979 and have returned every year since, sometimes twice. After spotting a family baptism entry at a local museum, the couple’s curiosity about a branch of their family tree began to grow and they have continued to research it, finding out more about their…

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Mark Slade, Skybus Captain

Mark Slade joined the Skybus team in 2008 and over the years, he has made hundreds of trips to and from the Isles of Scilly, flying visitors over from Newquay, Exeter and Land’s End Airports. “I always dreamed about becoming a pilot, and one day I decided to sell my heating and ventilation business to…

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Will Wagstaff, Local Ornithologist

Will Wagstaff has lived and worked on the Isles of Scilly for over 25 years, and has been leading birdwatching tours not only on Scilly but also to the Falkland Islands and many other destinations worldwide. “I came to live on the Isles of Scilly in 1981, moving there from South Wales after many years…

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Another world is closer than you think

  It’s so easy to make your escape to the Isles of Scilly and discover the destination that feels like it’s a world away from anywhere else in England. You’ll experience the unique charms of Scilly from the moment you check-in with Isles of Scilly Travel, whether you’ve chosen to soar into the skies on…

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Make 2017 your year to explore new surroundings and visit Britain’s best kept secret

January is the time to kick start the year with exciting plans and goals, and if you’re like us, you’ll already be looking ahead to warmer days spent relaxing by the sea. For adventure seekers, culinary enthusiast’s or those that simply want to enjoy a relaxing break, we have just the destination; right on your…

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Discover the destination on your doorstep

The Isles of Scilly may feel like a world away from anywhere else in England but it’s so easy to discover this incredible destination with Skybus flights from Exeter Airport taking less than an hour to reach Cornwall’s Caribbean. The journey is all part of the adventure when you visit the Isles of Scilly, a…

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