Bryher Boat Hire - Bryher

Explore the tranquil waters between Bryher, Tresco, Samson and St Martin’s at your own pace.  Hire your own boat, kayak or paddleboard and visit uninhabited shores, fish from your boat, take a picnic or moor up and explore.  The possibilities are endless and with a safety boat doing regular patrols and staff always ready to lend a hand if you’re at all unsure, this really is and option available to all.

Green Bay, Bryher, TR23 0PR
Contact business
Bennett Boatyard

Additional Information

We are based at Green Bay on Bryher.  We have hire points on St Martin’s and deliver to Tresco by arrangement.  If you are staying on St Mary’s or St Agnes please make your way to Bryher for the day and we will fit the hire around your inter-island launch times.  Hire is available by the hour, day or week.


We hire small motor boats with outboards, larger catamarans with outboards, sailing boats, stable sit on top kayaks and paddleboards.  We provide buoyancy aids, full safety equipment and give comprehensive instruction on boat handling.


We are a family business, established for over fifty years.  Bennett Boatyard was set up in the early 1960s by Keith Bennett who took over a disused bard to build his own designs of sailing and motor catamarans.  He built over 200 boats and his designs became renowned around the world.  Many boats were exported to far flung shorts and some can still be seen in Scilly today.


Dan, Keith’s son, was born on Bryher and grew up with the sea and boats all around him.  He learnt to sail and use an outboard at a young age and his love of boating brought him back to Scilly after university.  Dan worked with his Dad and now runs the yard.  The Boatyard offers boat storage, boat hire, repairs and maintenance and boat building.


Our local knowledge and expertise are on hand to guide you whether you’re new boating or have years of experience.

Opening Times

9am - 6pm, 7 days a week

Facilities & Features

  • Motor boats
  • Sailing boats
  • Kayaks
  • Paddleboards
  • Tuition given
  • Friendly staff
  • All safety equipment
  • Local knowledge
  • Fishing lines & wetsuits
  • Hire by hour, day, week