Service Scillonian
From St Mary's Harbour
To Penzance Harbour
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Scillonian III

The Scillonian passenger ferry service has been the Islands’ lifeline for almost a century – since 1977, Scillonian III has carried over four million passengers safely to and from the mainland. The crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s takes around 2hrs and 45 minutes, and gives you a unique perspective of some of Cornwall’s most iconic coastline.

There are comfy, reclining seats as well as café bars, serving hot and cold drinks and snacks. Dogs are welcome in most areas of the ship; please keep your pet on a lead, keep to the designated areas, and buy them a dog ticket when you book.

Key Information

Luggage Allowance

2 pieces allowance per person
25kg max weight per person (no single piece more than 20kg)
85cm x 60cm x 40cm max size

Boarding and Check-in Times

We ask that you check-in 1 hour before your departure time to be on the safe side, and to give you time to relax. Check-in closes 30 minutes before your scheduled departure time.

Sailing Time

2 hours, 45 minutes

2016 Scillonian III Fares

Standard Single Fare

Adult (16 +)
From £45

Child (2-15)
From £25

Infant (under 2)
From £13.50

Day Trip Fare

Adult (16 +)
£39.50

Child (2-15)
£23

Infant (under 2)
£13

Fly + Sail Day Trip Return Fare

Adult (16 +)
£78

Child (2-15)
£52

Infant (under 2)
£28

*Limited seats available at the from prices. To get the best fares avoid peak travel times such as Friday, Saturday or Monday. Book well in advance and check our offers.

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Keep your eyes open for wildlife

commondolphinsCommon Dolphin

There are three types of dolphin around the Isles of Scilly. You’re most likely to see bottlenose (like Flipper) or common dolphins (with distinctive, dark and light markings). Risso’s dolphins prefer deep water, so sightings are rarer. A pod of dolphins can surface and swim away in seconds, so keep your eyes on the waves.

 
sc3_2Atlantic Grey Seal

If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of the Isles of Scilly’s largest mammal as you sail past the Eastern Isles.

 
manxshearwaterManx Shearwater

Those small, black and white birds swooping alongside Scillonian III could be puffins – but they’re more likely to be Manx shearwaters. They spend most of their lives at sea, only returning to land to breed – and only then when it’s dark.

 
oceansunfishOcean Sunfish

Scillonian III passengers most often see these fish – which can grow to huge sizes – shortly after leaving Penzance. They’re large, flat and disc-shaped, with large fins pointing out above and beneath. They eat large volumes of jellyfish.

 
sc3_1Basking Shark

These huge sharks are the world’s second biggest fish, and can be 30 feet (10 metres) long – but don’t worry; they only eat microscopic plankton. You might see them feeding off the coast of Cornwall between Lamorna and Land’s End, and Porthcurno is a particular hotspot. Look for changes in the sea’s surface, where currents are mixing and their food gathers.

 

Luggage allowance on Scillonian III

25Kg max luggage allowance

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Single and return trips

2 x Hold luggage

  • Max 20Kg per bag
  • 85cm x 60cm x 40xm
  • Combined total no more than 25Kg

1 x Hand luggage

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

5Kg max luggage allowance

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Day trips

1 x Hand luggage

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

Excess Luggage

For full information on taking luggage on Scillonian, including excess luggage, please visit our plan your trip section.

About Scillonian III

Today’s Scillonian passenger ferry, the Scillonian III, was built in Appledore, North Devon, and has served the Isles of Scilly for almost 40 years. In that time, she has covered more than half a million miles, and safely transported four million passengers, including Princes, Prime Ministers, authors and TV presenters. To keep her in great condition, our engineers give her a thorough overhaul every winter. The ship has a loyal and dedicated following of fans – including her own appreciation page on Facebook.

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