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Lyonesse Lady Inter-Island Freight- Update

Customer Notice: Lyonesse Lady Inter-Island Freight Our teams are continuing to carry out repairs to the Lyonesse Lady following the small fire on the 21st May, which caused minor damage to the engine room. This has unfortunately impacted on our usual freight operations, we are however making good progress in returning the vessel back to…

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Helicopters will fly between Land’s End and St Mary’s airports on Monday 21st May

Helicopters will fly between Land’s End and St Mary’s airports on Monday 21st May The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has confirmed that its brand new AW169 helicopter will fly between Land’s End and St Mary’s airports on Monday, 21st May. Anyone due to fly is asked to proceed with the travel arrangements they have…

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Cornish fisheries protection vessel refitted at Penzance Dry Dock

Cornish fisheries protection vessel refitted at Penzance Dry Dock Penzance Dry Dock has won a new contract to refit the fisheries protection vessel, Saint Piran. It is the first time that the 27-metre vessel, which is based out of Newlyn, has been refitted in Cornwall and the refit is a major contract for the dry…

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The return of the Isles of Scilly Helicopter

Islanders invited to celebrate launch of Island Helicopters on Scilly Residents of the Isles of Scilly are invited to gather at St Mary’s Airport on the morning of 21st May to welcome the first scheduled helicopter flight to the islands in six years as Island Helicopters launches. Islanders can also enjoy a celebratory breakfast buffet…

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Travel Club double discount returns for entire winter season

Travel Club double discount returns for entire winter season The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced that it is again doubling the winter flight discount for all Travel Club members – and will introduce the bonus for the whole of the winter season, including Christmas. The company’s Travel Club provides significantly discounted travel year-round…

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A rarely seen species of dolphin has been spotted off the Cornish coast for the first time by citizen science volunteers.

ORCA Marine Mammal Surveyors on board the Scillonian III passenger ferry to the Isles of Scilly sighted a pod of striped dolphin during their survey on Saturday – the first ever reported sighting of this species in the area. The three person team were on the bridge of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s ferry on the way back from St…

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Help needed from Isles of Scilly visitors and residents to spot whales, dolphins and porpoises during ORCA OceanWatch 2017

A local marine conservation charity has called for the public to lend their support for ORCA OceanWatch 2017 and help the conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Now in its third year, ORCA OceanWatch encourages bridge crews and seafarers across the UK ferry & cruise network to collect sightings of whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively…

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New freight ship set to make first visit to the Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s new freight ship, the Mali Rose, is making her inaugural trial sailing to the Isles of Scilly today, Monday 24th July. In the near future the Mali Rose will replace the Gry Maritha, which has delivered supplies to the islands for the last 27 years. A farewell for the…

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40 winners of our ticket giveaway to mark Scillonian’s 40th anniversary announced

We asked you to get creative with your birthday wishes – and you didn’t disappoint! This spring, we launched a very special giveaway, with 40 free return ferry tickets to the Isles of Scilly on offer as we celebrated the 40th anniversary if the iconic Scillonian III passenger ferry. We asked people to wish Scillonian…

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Joules Explorers

This summer, we were delighted to partner with leading national fashion chain Joules to find the Joules Explorer 2016 – one lucky blogger who would be given the chance to stock up on their wellies, jackets and latest fashion and travel to the Isles of Scilly to review a family-friendly stay on this famous archipelago…

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Steamship Group reports 9% growth in visitor numbers to Scilly

The Isles of Scillies Steamship Group has reported a 9% increase in passenger numbers for the first seven months of the year, reflecting continued growth in the market between the mainland and the Isles of Scilly. The Group, which operates Skybus flights to the Scillies from Land’s End, Newquay and Exeter airports, and passenger and…

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Steamship Group to invest £200,000 in Penzance Dry Dock

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Group has announced a £200,000 investment in Penzance Dry Dock. The dock, which was established in 1834 and is among the oldest in the UK, will have its roof and sides completely replaced with high specification plastisol coated steel sheeting. Penzance-based Celtic Scaffolding will be erecting scaffolding around the dock…

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