The Isles of Scilly may feel like another world, but if you’re in Cornwall they’re easily close enough to visit for the day. On Saturday's during the peak summer months set sail on the first Scillonian sailing of the day and have ample of time to enjoy two islands. Departing from Penzance early in the morning you'll arrive on St. Mary’s in time for breakfast and to catch the first tripper boats of the day. Go island hopping and embark on an adventure discovering miles of coastal footpaths and near-deserted stretches of white sandy beaches - it certainly makes for a day trip to remember.
Our peak season Saturday double sailings will take place on the 27th July and the 3rd, 10th & 17th August.
On St. Mary’s, you’ll be as close as the Isles of Scilly get to being busy. With beaches, shopping, countryside paths and coastal trails and with largely traffic-free roads and gentle slopes, the Isles of Scilly are perfect for exploring under pedal power.
For nature lovers and water enthusiasts it doesn’t get any better than snorkelling with seals in their natural environment. Head to the island of St. Martin’s, and you'll find the Scilly Seal Snorkelling Co who offer excursions to the Eastern Isles to swim with the seals and make memories to cherish for a lifetime. This trip is suitable for families from age 8 upward and couples.
Sometimes we all just need a day relaxing on the beach, on St. Martin’s there’s ample choice of safe and sheltered beaches for the family to enjoy. The only difficult thing about a stay on St. Martin’s is deciding which beach you’ll visit. All around the island, you’ll find white, sandy coves that slope gently into crystal-clear water. It’s a tantalising choice.
In the summer, Bryher may look more like heaven – with Atlantic waves lapping the edges of the cove, and sandy beaches fringing the grass and wild flowers. But come here in a storm, when the breakers sweep in from the ocean and meet the first land for two thousand miles, and you’ll see Hell Bay is aptly named. And it’s one of the contrasts that makes Bryher so unique.