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10 great reasons to travel to Scilly on the Scillonian

The journey between Penzance and St Mary’s Harbour is one that we’ve been making for nearly a century, but the views, the wildlife and the ever-changing Atlantic ensure it’s a journey that never gets old. Our passengers upload some fantastic photos of their journeys with us- just look at our Pinterest board! Using their photos…

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Discover a hidden talent during Art Scilly Week

Art Scilly Week Saturday 10th to Saturday 17th May The Isles of Scilly are known for their azure waters, white-sand beaches and clarity of light – the kind you only seem to find at the western tip of the country, so it’s unsurprising that they have become a little haven for artists. Painters, printmakers, photographers…

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Hop aboard Skybus this Easter

With the Easter break fast approaching, you might be looking to book a last-minute holiday to spend some quality time away with the kids. Whether you’re already planning to pop down to Cornwall, or you want an island escape without the long-haul flight, the Isles of Scilly are an adventure playground just a bunny hop…

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Your Isles of Scilly Food Guide

On the Isles of Scilly it’s all about food metres rather than food miles. You can see the lines of carrots, potatoes, squash and spinach growing in the fields and then just a few hours later they’ll appear lovingly prepared on your restaurant plate that evening. In recent years the island’s food industry has flourished.…

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Time to get your boots on! Walk Scilly 12-18th April 2014

Walk Scilly is now in its 8th year and set to start the season on the islands yet again with 22 wonderful walks covering all the islands. The seven day festival offers a series of themed walks across the islands’ 60 miles of pathways. Learn about the wildlife, natural environment and historical landmarks with an…

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All Aboard! Our Q & A with the Scillonian’s Chief Officer

As Chief Officer, Matt Wheeler is in charge of the cargo, deck and crew. He’s second in command and an integral part of the bridge team, who work together to ensure the safety of the crossing. We caught up with Matt to talk about dolphin spotting, wedding parties and transporting meerkats- all part of his job…

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Our recommended reads for your journey to the Scilly Isles

While you’re planning your escape to the splendid Scilly Isles, remember that the journey itself is part of the holiday experience. Imagine yourself soaring above the Cornish coastline in our sixteen-seater Skybus, relaxing with panoramic views at the new Land’s End airport, or looking out for dolphins from the deck of the Scillonian III as…

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Flying high: The life of a Skybus pilot

We asked Skybus captain, Mark Slade, about his fascinating job and what he enjoys most about flying to the Scilly Isles. The Isles of Scilly are postcard perfect on the ground, but from above they are spectacular. On a sunny day, the azure waters that surround the white sands of the Scilly Isles are so…

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