Wildlife

Island life

A portrait of island life

Every year visitors return to the Isles of Scilly, something about the pace of life and welcoming community keeps drawing them to return to the islands year after year.

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Island life

Your wildlife checklist

  We’ve pulled together a wildlife checklist- how many can you spot during your holiday? Kittiwake: The Kittiwake, sometimes referred to as the true seagull due to the fact they only ever come in land to breed. They nest in colonies on cliff tops and rock ledges from February-August. Manx Shearwater: Manx shearwaters spend most…

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Island life

Spectacular views and evening viewings

1st-4th October: Walk Scilly Weekend & St Martin’s Film Festival. Fly or sail to Scilly for the first weekend in October and feast your eyes on sand, seascapes and… cinema! Combining a weekend’s wandering with evenings snuggled up in front of the silver screen, Walk Scilly Weekend and the St Martin’s Film Festival are back.  Top…

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Island life

Experience the truly great outdoors

All aboard for an autumnal adventure on the Isles of Scilly! As the summer simmers down, there’s still so much for families to see and do on the islands. From spotting baby seal pups and rare migrating birds, to exploring the nature trails and finding fungi growing in the hedgerows – it’s the perfect excuse…

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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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Activity guides

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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Island life

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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Wildlife

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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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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Diving Gannets sighted on the Isles of Scilly

A bit breezier today after a long calm spell but luckily the forecast looks like it’s settling down again in a day or two. The sightings recently have been very exciting with regular Harbour Porpoises and Common Dolphins being spotted with the odd Risso’s Dolphins. The undoubted highlight were 3 sightings of the huge Leatherback…

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Sunfish still shine, sharks and dolphins too

The settled weather continues and we are getting good sightings on most trips. Ocean Sunfish, one species that are being spotted more often. Ocean Sunfish are definitely becoming more common. Is this because of the good weather, easier spotting conditions or global warming? Who knows. At the moment several are seen on each trip and…

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Calm seas, sun and dolphins.

What amazing weather we are having at the moment. Every day the sun is shining and the sea is perfectly calm. The ship has been full of passengers who have enjoyed sitting on deck, basking in the sun and seeing some good marine wildlife sightings. Small groups of Harbour Porpoise were easy to spot in…

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