Activities - On the Water

  1. Wild for Water Activities
    As an archipelago of wild little islands in the Atlantic ocean, Scilly is blessed with clear water, abundant wildlife and more than 900 shipwrecks, making it one of the finest places in the UK to spend time in and on the water. Whether slicing through the undulating ripples on a sail boat, floating serenely atop the turquoise sea on a kayak or paddleboard; or racing across open water on a small motor boat, with wind in your hair, Scilly has every water-born adventure covered.
  2. Kayaking
    Admire the rugged coastline from a fresh perspective. The archipelago is simply made for exploration by kayak, whether you’re a novice or a veteran.
  3. Wild Sea Swimming
    Set your skin tingling with a splash in the Atlantic. The turquoise seas might look like the Caribbean at times, but appearances can be deceptive: the water temperature ranges from a bracing 10°C in winter to a still chilly 17°C in summer. Don’t let that put you off a dip, though – a wild swim here, in some of the clearest water in the British Isles, is worth every single goosebump, with a huge variety of shore-hugging and island-to-island routes possible.
  4. Seal Snorkelling
    Should you ever have the opportunity to swim with seals in their natural environment, take it! Watching the seals swim gracefully amongst you is a fabulous wildlife experience that will make you feel utterly at one with the ocean. These curious animals will look at you with their puppy-dog eyes and might even try to nibble your fins. Sign up with Scilly Seal Snorkelling for a truly unforgettable, award-winning experience!
  5. Stand Up Paddleboarding
    It doesn’t matter which island you’re staying on because wherever you are, you can hire a SUP and head off to discover delightful coves and tiny inlets. Try St. Agnes Watersports or Bryher Boatyard, St. Mary’s and Tresco’s Sailing Centres or St. Martin’s Watersports. So much of Scilly is sheltered making it the ideal place to have a go!
  6. Kitesurfing
    Pete Hicks is Scilly’s Lifeboat Coxswain and Captain of the Lyonnesse Lady (the interisland freight boat). He’s also a passionate kitesurfer…

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  1. 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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    • Equipment/clothing available for hire
    • Fully qualified instructors
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  2. Add St. Agnes Boating Wildlife Safaris to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Agnes, Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 422704

    St. Agnes

    St Agnes Boating is working with the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to promote the island’s wildlife. Every Wednesday we have a Wildlife Trust Ranger onboard who is our guide. The Spirit travels to Annet, the protected…

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  3. Add St. Martin's Watersports to your Itinerary

    Address

    Par Beach, St. Martin's, TR25 0QL

    Telephone

    07470711857

    St. Martin’s

    We are based at Par Beach on St Martin’s and offer sit on top kayak and stand up paddle board hire. Book online, have fun with the family, visit uninhabited islands or see the seals. Experience the beauty and…

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    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place
  4. Add Sea Quest 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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  5. Add Hut 62 Watersports Hire to your Itinerary

    Address

    Bryher, ISLES OF SCILLY, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    07774316826

    Isles of Scilly

    Come to Hut 62 for the ultimate Scilly experience
    At Hut 62 we have motor boats, sailing boats, stable sit on top kayaks, transparent kayaks, SUPs and pedalboards available to hire by the hour, day or week.
    We’re based…

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  6. 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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  7. Add The Sailing Centre to your Itinerary

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    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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  8. Add Isles of Scilly Boat Hire to your Itinerary

    Address

    Bryher Boatyard, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    01720 422702

    Bryher

    Take adventure into your own hands by hiring a boat to explore the archipelago

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  9. Add Raptor Boating to your Itinerary

    Address

    Mayford Marine, Peninnis Farmhouse, King Edward's Road, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0HE

    Telephone

    07729 127877

    St. Mary’s

    Raptor Boating provides wildlife & scenic tours, water taxi and private charters services around the Isles of Scilly.

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  10. Add Endeavour Rib Service to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Mary's

    Telephone

    07471 932964

    St. Mary’s

    “Endeavour” is the fastest passenger boat in Scilly. We offer a bespoke water taxi service offering a fast and thrilling transfer between the islands at your request.

    Rib Blasts to enjoy the thrill & excitement of…

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