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A busy summer at sea

As the busy summer season draws to a close, we’ve caught up with the ORCA team to hear about all of the wildlife sightings they’ve recorded from aboard Scillonian III this year. We’ve been in partnership with ORCA for nine years, the route between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly and the waters surrounding West…

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Ten top Autumn activities on the Isles of Scilly

It’s September and as the summer draws to a close, here at Isles of Scilly Travel, we’ve been reflecting on what an exceptional summer we’ve had on Scilly and the many glorious long summer days. But Autumn brings an entirely new perspective to the Islands, the kids have gone back to School and the crowds…

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Embrace the great outdoors this summer on the Isles of Scilly

Put off camping by the thought of leaky tents and portable toilets? We’ve caught up with the Large family, regular visitors to the Garrison Campsite on St. Mary’s, to see why camping is actually one of the best ways to experience Scilly — with a few modern comforts, of course. Camping seems to involve a…

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An island adventure for you and your pet

Here at Isles of Scilly Travel we understand that your dog is part of the family and travelling to the Isles of Scilly means you don’t have to leave them behind. Think long coastal walks, paddling in shallow waters and evenings curled up in front of the fire. With most of the beaches being dog…

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Travel Local this Spring and set sail for Scilly

Do you live in Devon and Cornwall and have often thought about visiting the Isles of Scilly, but never quite made the short journey across… Well now you can for a whole lot less! We’re offering residents in Devon and Cornwall the chance to visit the Isles of Scilly with our 2018 locals offer. Set…

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Spring into Spring and set sail for the Isles of Scilly

Over on the Isles of Scilly, the Narcissi are in bloom, the evenings are getting lighter, and the boats are being put back in the water in preparation for the season ahead. In Penzance, the Scillonian team have been busy with the annual checks and upkeep of Scillonian III, our flagship passenger ferry for another…

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Connect to the Isles of Scilly in 2018

It’s that time of year where we’re feeling a little ‘blue’ as Christmas becomes a fading memory and the cold weather sets in. But here at Isles of Scilly Travel, we’re busy preparing and getting excited for the year ahead. There’s a jam-packed schedule of events on the Isles of Scilly, with foodie feast, low…

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All things ‘Scilly’

With Christmas just around the corner, we thought we’d put together our favourite gift ideas using all things Scilly. Here’s our top picks… Indulge your sweet tooth, we have traditional clotted cream fudge available to purchase at our airport at Land’s End, designed with packing inspired from our water loving friends. 2. In the bag,…

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Our top 10 images of 2017

Wild beaches, rocky coastlines and tropical palms, it’s not a surprise that Scilly is often referred to as Cornwall’s Caribbean. From sweeping headlands, stunning sunsets and fascinating places to explore, the Isles of Scilly are truly magical. We’ve had another fantastic season and wanted to share some of our best images of the year, here’s…

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Escape to Scilly this October half term

Your island adventure begins by air or by sea, and we go to great lengths to make sure that the journey feels part of the island experience. Sailing from Penzance on Scillonian III is a wonderful introduction to your coastal holiday. The kids can stretch their legs on the deck and you can enjoy sprawling…

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The greatest show on Scilly? -It’s above your head.

Situated 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall are the beautiful Isles of Scilly, famous for their Caribbean like beaches and laid-back pace of life. But, after dark the skies come alive, Scilly’s remote location and dark, clear skies can make for spectacular star gazing. Local photography enthusiast Dave Sherris tells us more… “The Isles…

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Taste of Scilly

Make the most of the fresh island produce as this September the islands come alive for a month-long festival celebrating the finest food and drink. Look out, for pop-up food bars, beach barbecues at Karma St. Martin’s, and special five-course tasting dinners at the Star Castle Hotel and Juliet’s Garden Restaurant & Bar. To see a full listing…

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