The crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s take around 2hrs and 45 minutes, giving you a unique perspective of some of Cornwall’s most iconic coastline. There are comfy, reclining seats as well as our on-board café, Western Rocks Coffee Co, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks. Dogs are welcome in most areas of the ship but please keep them on a lead and to the designated areas.
Take a day trip to the Isles of Scilly, sailing across on Scillonian III passenger ferry
If you’re in Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly are close enough to visit for the day. Set sail from Penzance 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
Combine a voyage aboard Scillonian III with the night sleeper service
Want to go on holiday or day trip without the hassle of driving? On Scilly, you have no cars to worry about- so why not complete the experience and try a totally car-free trip. Connecting by train to the Isles of Scilly couldn’t be simpler- find out more about our rail and sail travel tickets
Take a Skybus or helicopter flight to the Isles of Scilly and return on Scillonian III
Our popular Fly + Sail round trip gives you the chance to experience either Skybus or Island Helicopters and Scillonian in a single break: fly out to the Isles of Scilly, then sail back to the mainland; giving you the experience of more than 1 transport method and more time on the islands
Today’s Scillonian III passenger ferry was built in Appledore, North Devon. In that time, she has covered more than half a million miles, and safely transported over four million passengers. The ship has a loyal and dedicated following of fans.