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On your marks, get set, GIG!

Isles of Scilly Travel have been proud sponsors of the World Pilot Gig Championships for 28 years. It’s time for the 28th World Pilot Gig Championships – one of the biggest events here on the Isles of Scilly – and as the official sponsors we couldn’t be more excited. Across three days, around 130 teams…

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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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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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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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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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Discover an island paradise just 28 miles off the Cornish Coast

Book with Isles of Scilly Travel to visit the island paradise off the Cornish Coast in 2017… With Skybus flights from Exeter, Newquay and Land’s End Airports reaching the Isles of Scilly in under an hour, it’s tantalisingly easy to discover everything this magical cluster of islands has to offer. Fly to Scilly, or opt…

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Island Paradise

“You’ll discover largely deserted stretches of fine white sand beaches and sparkling crystal-clear azure waters reminiscent of the Caribbean…” Discover the destination on your doorstep this year and fly to the Isles of Scilly with Skybus in less than an hour. Flights leave from Exeter, Newquay and Land’s End Airport to reach this breathtakingly beautiful…

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Skybus: The fastest way to reach the Isles of Scilly

Flying with Skybus is a truly unique experience, whether it’s the personal welcome from your pilot as you are greeted before you board or the awe-inspiring views of the Devon and Cornwall coastline from the window; it’s the only plane journey you’ll be wishing took longer. Skybus operates all year round from Land’s End and…

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Soak up the sight of the Isles of Scilly

From take-off to landing, there’s always a view to remember on offer through the window of a Skybus plane or from the deck of the Scillonian passenger ferry. Travel by air or sea with Isles of Scilly Travel, and you’ll gain a whole new perspective of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Sail from Penzance…

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Planes, boats and trains- a peek behind the scenes at Isles of Scilly Travel

Native Scillonian Ken Simpson grew up dreaming of a job in transport. Now he has been part the St. Mary’s airport team longer than anyone else, he tells us what’s changed over the years. “I was born in St. Mary’s at the end of the war- I still remember rationing and taking the ration book…

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A look back at the 2016 Scillonian sailing season

We’ve enjoyed another wonderful season sailing daily from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly, spotting an array of spectacular wildlife along the way. Dolphins, porpoises and sunfish to name just a few have made regular sightings. We’ve seen some outstanding sunrises, sunsets and sun filled days; the islands have had a wonderful season with some…

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Autumn day trips to Scilly

Set sail from Penzance and arrive to the Isles of Scilly by lunchtime. On your way, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy a stunning seaside view of Cornwall’s quaint fishing villages, the famous open air Minack Theatre and the Land’s End Peninsula. We’ve pulled together our top five-day trip experiences to be had on…

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