Onboard Scillonian III
Scillonian III can be accessed by manual wheelchair, although the slope of the gangway does depend on the tide and can be steep at times. It’s therefore not suitable for motorised wheelchairs; these can be loaded as freight, free of charge, and should be booked in advance.
The crew can assist passengers on and off the ship if pre-arranged, and we can provide a standard wheelchair for the duration of the journey.
When the ship is berthed, a Windrush platform chair lift can give wheelchair users access between the Bridge Deck and Upper Deck, and can carry up to 250kg (39st 5lbs). There is no stair lift or accessible route to the Main Deck and Lower Saloon, and no hearing loop is installed for public announcements.
Please be aware that if sea conditions are poor, it may be necessary to secure wheelchairs, or even cancel sailings for safety.
If you find yourself needing further assistance whilst onboard, please make yourself known to the Purser or another member of the crew.