Things to Do

Things to see & do

on Scilly

  1. Active & Outdoors
    There are plenty of ways you can get out and about to enjoy Scilly - on guided tours and excursions or simply by heading out with map in hand to explore.
  2. Tours & Sightseeing
    From island walks and archaeological explorations to wildlife and marine excursions, and sunset trips, you’ll be able to delve into Scilly’s past and learn more about our natural habitat and wildlife, our culture and our lifestyle.
  3. Explore Nature
    Scilly’s landscapes are one of its greatest assets. Get out and explore our amazing habitats and wildlife that flourish here, year round!
  4. Day Trips
    If you're on a day trip to the islands, you'll arrive in to St. Mary's. Use our guide to help make your visit, the best day of your holiday.
  5. For the Family
    A family holiday on Scilly will lay down memories that children will treasure for the rest of their lives
  6. Attractions
    From the world famous Tresco Abbey Garden with its 20,000 exotic species from around the world, Elizabethan castles and fortresses, Bronze Age remains and burial chambers, famous shipwreck landmarks, incredible lighthouses, including Bishop Rock.
  7. History & Heritage
    From shipwrecks to treasure, and from Bronze Age burial chambers to deserted villages, the history of Scilly is utterly compelling.
  8. Arts & Culture
    Scilly has inspired a thriving artistic community. Creativity abounds on every island, inspired by our stunning surroundings.
  9. Shopping & online shopping
    It is one of Scilly’s most endearing features…. Pop-up stalls and honesty boxes dotted across all the islands
  10. Spa & Wellbeing
    Swaying palm trees, the scent of a sea breeze, a relaxing massage in a luxury spa

Different Scilly

adventures everytime

  1. Island Hopping
    With five inhabited islands and lots of uninhabited islands, one of the most enjoyable things to do on Scilly is 'island hopping' using "tripper" boats.
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  1. Add Evening Supper Boats to your Itinerary

    Address

    Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 423999

    Isles of Scilly

    From May until the end of September, an evening supper boat to St. Agnes operates most nights when the weather is fit. Departure is usually at 6pm (check on the boards on the day) giving plenty of time for a stroll on…

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  2. Add Valhalla Museum to your Itinerary

    Address

    Tresco Abbey Garden, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 424108

    Tresco

    The unique Valhalla collection is situated within Tresco Abbey Garden and contains some 30 figureheads, as well as name boards and other decorative ships’ carvings from the days of sail.

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  3. Add Twisted Bobbins to your Itinerary

    Address

    Island Hall, The Meadow, St. Agnes, ISLES OF SCILLY, TR22 0PL

    Telephone

    07557998922

    St. Agnes

    Handweaving and spinning. Passionate about natural fibres. .

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  4. Add Tresco Bike Hire to your Itinerary

    Address

    Smith Square, New Grimsby, Tresco, TR24 0QQ

    Telephone

    01720 422849

    Tresco

    Two wheels must be one of the best ways to explore Tresco. With miles of quiet roads and dusty tracks to travel along, you can enjoy the freedom of the whole island.

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  5. Add Queen Elizabeth II Community Sports Hall to your Itinerary

    Address

    Carn Gwaval, Nor Nour, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 424373

    Isles of Scilly

    The Queen Elizabeth II Community Sports Hall includes a gym, MUGA and netball courts providing opportunities for a variety of sports and activities.

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  6. Add Fay Page Open Studio to your Itinerary

    Address

    Lower Town, St. Martin's, Isles Of Scilly, TR25 0QW

    Telephone

    01720 423017

    St. Martin’s

    We make jewellery that is worn across Scilly, the UK and beyond

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  7. Add Phoenix Craft Studios to your Itinerary

    Address

    Porthmellon, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JY

    Telephone

    01720 422900

    St. Mary’s

    A co-operative of craftspeople in individual studios. Fused glass, fabrics, printmaking, ceramics, jewellery and more.

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  8. Scented pinks by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Scented narcissi by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Scented pinks by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly
    Scented narcissi by post fresh from the Isles of Scilly

    Add Scilly Flowers to your Itinerary

    Address

    Churchtown Farm, St. Martin's, TR25 0QL

    Telephone

    01720 422169

    St. Martin’s

    Scilly's postal flower service. Sending gift boxes of scented island flowers by 1st class post to any UK address all year round.

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    Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • Apple pay accepted
    • Cash accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
    • Visa accepted
  9. Add SeaQuest Glass Bottom Boat to your Itinerary

    Address

    Middletown, St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly, TR25 0QN

    Telephone

    07884055122

    Isles of Scilly

    SeaQuest Glass Bottom Wildlife Safaris. Experience the unique wildlife, landscape & history of Scilly above & below the sea.
    Spectacular scenery, seals, seabirds, puffins, dolphins and more.

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  10. Add Tresco Island Spa to your Itinerary

    Address

    New Grimsby, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 424075

    Tresco

    Tresco's extraordinary natural environment is a tonic in itself, but Tresco Spa is the perfect destination for those looking to truly relax and unwind. Our beautifully appointed Spa features an indoor swimming pool,…

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  11. Add Ravensporth Sailing Base to your Itinerary

    Address

    Old Grimsby, Tresco, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 424919

    Tresco

    Sailing, windsurfing, sit-on kayaks, stand-up paddle boarding, fast RIB trips, kayak tours, hire & tuition. Taster sessions to full RYA courses with fully qualified instructors. Activities to try for all ages.

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    Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Equipment/clothing available for hire
    • Fully qualified instructors
    • Lessons/courses available
  12. Add The Sailing Centre to your Itinerary

    Address

    Porthmellon Beach, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NE

    Telephone

    01720 422060

    St. Mary’s

    RYA & AALA licensed watersports centre offering instruction, hire & sales in windsurfing, sailing, powerboating & kayaking. Centres on St. Mary's & Tresco.

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    Facilities

    Establishment Features

    • Equipment/clothing available for hire
    • Fully qualified instructors
    • Lessons/courses available
  13. Add Scilly Walks to your Itinerary

    Address

    Katharine Sawyer, Alegria, High Lanes, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NW

    Telephone

    01720 423326

    Isles of Scilly

    Scilly Walks offers guided walks, boat trips, slideshows and short break holidays to introduce you to the archaeology and history of the Isles of Scilly.

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  14. Add Wood Tattoos to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly, TR22 0PL

    St. Agnes

    Hand made original art inspired by the surrounding islands and nautical themed tattoos

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  15. Add St. Mary's Bike Hire to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Strand, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    07552 994709

    St. Mary’s

    What better way to discover St Mary's than by bike!  Bikes for all ages, abilities and sizes. Electric bikes now available.
    Coming for a day trip?  We can deliver to the airport.

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    Facilities

    Key Features

    • In town/city centre

    Leisure Facilities

    • Cycle hire

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted
  16. Add The Foredeck to your Itinerary

    Address

    1 Silver Street, St Mary's, Isles Of Scilly, TR21 0PZ

    Telephone

    01720 422933

    St. Mary’s

    A Scillonian owned family business since 1973

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  17. Parked in Holy Vale
    View from Golf Club
    Our highly trained and competent drivers eagerly wait to serve you
    View from Airport
    Parked at Porthlow
    Group enjoying the views from the Golf Club
    Parked in Holy Vale
    View from Golf Club
    Our highly trained and competent drivers eagerly wait to serve you
    View from Airport
    Parked at Porthlow
    Group enjoying the views from the Golf Club

    Add Island Rover Minibus Tours to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Strand, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JT

    Telephone

    01720 422131

    Isles of Scilly

    We are a specialist tour operator, concentrating solely on conducted tours of the Island.

    This tour is ideal for all, irrispective of whether you're a first time visitor or regular.
    It's by far the best way to see the…

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    Facilities

    COVID-19 Response

    • Contactless payment possible
    • COVID-19 measures in place
    • Deep cleaning between visitors - The seats, headrests and guard rails are sanitised after each tour. Hand sanitiser is provided free of charge and masks are available at £1 each.
    • Face mask essential (not provided) - Masks are available at £1 each
    • Face masks available for visitors - Face masks are available to buy from driver at a cost of £1
    • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
    • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas

    Payment Methods

    • Cash accepted
    • Cash Only - Cash or card payments are accepted.
    • Contactless payment accepted - Cash or card payments are accepted.
  18. Add The Scilly Cart Co to your Itinerary

    Address

    Porthmellon, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JY

    Telephone

    01720 422121

    St. Mary’s

    ****Closed for 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic - hoping to re-open March 2021****

    The Scilly Cart Co is a family owned and run business providing electric vehicles for use across St. Mary’s. With flexible hiring…

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  19. SCDogs Distillery St Martins Isles of Scilly
    SC Dogs White Rum
    SC Dogs Vodka
    SC Dogs Gold Rum
    SC Dogs Honey Spiced Rum
    SCDogs Distillery St Martins Isles of Scilly
    SC Dogs White Rum
    SC Dogs Vodka
    SC Dogs Gold Rum
    SC Dogs Honey Spiced Rum

    Add SC Dogs Rum Distillery St Martins Isles of Scilly to your Itinerary

    Address

    Carron Farm, Higher Town, St Martins, TR25 0QL

    Telephone

    01720422893

    Isles of Scilly

    SC Dogs the first and only rum distillery on the Isles of Scilly.

    Distilled, aged and bottled on our farm, SC Dogs is a range of delicately balanced premium rums and vodkas with a clean, rounded finish and a tang of…

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    Facilities

    Other

    • Contactless delivery

    Catering

    • Bar - We are licensed for both on and off sales
    • Online Ordering

    Payment Methods

    • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Contactless payment accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Gift vouchers
    • Open All Year