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Locals’ Offer 2018

Make 2018 the year you connect to the Isles of Scilly.

The first place summer arrives in England – and the last place that it leaves – the five inhabited islands of St Mary’s, St Martin’s, Bryher, Tresco and St Agnes on Scilly all boast crystal-clear turquoise seas surrounding long white sandy beaches.

We are delighted to announce the launch of a 2018 Locals’ Offer for day trip sailings to the Isles of Scilly, enabling residents of Cornwall and Devon to save over 40% on the standard brochure fare.

Following the huge success of our Locals’ Offers which ran last summer and autumn, we are extending the deal for 2018 from March – October, for day trips *(terms apply).

This means people living in the Devon and Cornwall postcode areas can enjoy a day trip like no other to the destination on their doorstep, enabling the people living closest to the stunning Isles of Scilly to visit for less, as part of our ongoing commitment at Isles of Scilly Travel to supporting the communities we serve and work within.

Anyone living in Cornwall and Devon, is eligible to book a heavily reduced day sailing ticket to Scilly on day trip sailings throughout March-October 2018.

You’ll set sail from Penzance on the Scillonian III and soak up the spectacular sight of the Cornish coastline, spotting landmarks like the world-renowned open air Minack Theatre, the famous Porthcurno cove and the Land’s End peninsula, before the breathtaking archipelago itself comes into view.

Having arrived on Scilly around midday, you can enjoy an afternoon exploring the islands before one last chance to see the islands from the sea as you return to the mainland at the end of a memorable day. Visit a couple of our suggested day trip itineraries here.




Key Information

Eligible postcodes

Devon & Cornwall


On all day trip sailings during the months of March – October, excluding travel on key events and bank holidays


Penzance Harbour


Adults £25pp return
Children £15pp return
Infants £10pp return


1hr before departure


Can be booked for an additional cost

Luggage Allowance

Hand luggage

To book

Call 01736 334220 quoting ‘Local18’

2018 Locals’ Offer Fares

Day Trip

Adult (16+)

Child (2-15)

Infant (under 2)

Travel Time
2h 45 min each way

Terms and Conditions

  • Valid for new day trip bookings on Scillonian III only
  • Offer applies on all day trip sailings during the month of March to November
  • Exclusions apply during Bank Holidays and peak periods around event weekend such as Gig Weekend (2nd -8th May), May Bank Holiday ( 25th- 28th May), August Bank Holiday (24th-27th August)
  • No refunds will be offered for bookings already made
  • Local18 must be quoted at the time of booking and is not valid on any other discounted travel rates
  • Must be a full time resident living in the Devon & Cornwall postcode areas- proof of residency will be required on collection of tickets. Failure to provide a utility bill with proof of an address and photographic ID will void the locals offer fare.
  • Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer or discounts.
  • Offer must be booked by calling the Travel Centre on 01736 334220 and quoting Local18, and will not be available for booking online.

A day out to remember

The Abbey Garden

Hop on a boat to Tresco, and you're minutes away from the world- famous Abbey Garden. It's perfectly possible to spend half an afternoon exploring, and still make it back for the Scillonian home. Scroll down for more information.

Family time on the beach

You've no shortage of beaches to choose from, but Bar Point, at the north of St. Mary's is well worth the trip. Take the children, and they'll think you've gone abroad.

Explore the coast

You’ll find bike hire mere yards from the quay, boats waiting to show you puffins and seals, and kayaks for hire. If you’d like some more direction, local archaeologists and wildlife experts can give you a guided tour. Adventures are waiting.

Lunch with a view

You won’t find fresher seafood, better local produce, or more tables with an ocean view. It would be worth making the trip for lunch alone.

Everyone's invited

The Isles of Scilly are famously dog friendly – and whether you’re visiting for one day or many, your best friend can expect a warm welcome too.


Luggage allowance for day trips


Skybus and Fly+Sail ticket Day trips

1 x Cabin luggage

  • Small bag
  • 30cm x 15cm x 15cm
  • Coat, small camera, binoculars or book


Scillonian day trips

1 x Hand luggage

  • Max 5Kg per bag
  • 40cm x 55xm x 20cm

Visit Tresco Abbey Garden

There’s one enduring reason why people take a day trip to Scilly: hop aboard a boat at St. Mary’s quay, and you’re only a ten-minute ride away from Tresco, and the world-famous Abbey Garden.

You don’t have to be an avid gardener yourself – or even a grown-up – to appreciate the garden’s sheer variety of sights, textures and aromas; quite simply, there’s a surprise around every corner.

Boats between the islands are well co-ordinated with the Scillonian III, so a sailing day trip gives you ample opportunity to see many – if not quite all – of the 20,000 exotic plants within the garden’s network of pathways, sculptures and walls.


Day trip ideas

A day trip to Scilly needn’t cost cost you more than visiting a family attraction on the mainland- make it the highlight of your holiday or, if you’re a local, it’s a perfect day off.

There are a thousand ways to spend a day on Scilly- far more than we’ve room to mention here. But if you’d like some more inspiration, you’ll find our Isles of Scilly Day Trip Guide is packed with ideas, itineraries and schedules… and it’s yours, free of charge- just click the link below.

One thing: when you get back, remember to send us an email or a tweet, and tell us what you liked best.

View day trip ideas


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