Island boating

Hopping between islands is easy – here’s how

Every day, Scillonian III’s arrival at St. Mary’s sees the quayside bustling with local boatmen, ready to carry visitors to the ‘off islands’ – Tresco, St. Martin’s, St. Agnes and Bryher. You’ll find blackboards advertising times and routes for these day trips on the quay.

St. Mary’s Boatmen Association’s ticket kiosk

Morning opening hours 09:30 – 10:15
Afternoon opening hours 13:30 – 14:00

You can also buy tickets from the Tourist Information Centre on Porthcressa Beach, many of the hotels and guest houses and several local shops. There are also boating companies based on several of the off islands, offering excursions as well as regular water taxi services throughout Scilly.

As well as local notice boards, most of the boat operators have a website, or social media presence, making it easy to keep up with the latest trips and events.

Winter Schedules For those staying on one of the off-islands and arriving by Skybus, please check with your inter-island boat operator to ensure that you can get to your respective island when arriving after 4pm.

St. Mary’s Boatmen Association

Tel 01720 432999

Tresco Boat Services (serving St. Martin’s, Bryher and Tresco)

Tel 01720 423373

St. Martin’s Boat Services (Operated by Tresco Boat services)

Tel 01720 423373

St. Agnes Boating

Tel 07990742982

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