Activities - On the Water

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Open water swimming and running is taking the world by storm. Ötillö has a lot to answer for! And Scilly is the perfect, challenging, playground to give it a go. 

Don’t miss the 2020 Ötillö World Swimrun Series Qualifier which takes place on Scilly over the weekend of 13th to 14th June. Including not only the ‘sprint’, round-St. Mary’s race, but also a shorter ‘Experience’ race – just 7.8KM of swimrunning for those that want to ease themselves into this fast-growing sport.

Get in touch too with Adventure Scilly who offer official Scilly Swim Challenges (walking the islands and swimming between them) twice a year over one and two days, as well as regular opportunities for guided open water swims combined (or not) with trail running.
    Open water swimming and running is taking the world by storm. Ötillö has a lot to answer for! And Scilly is the perfect, challenging, playground to give it a go. Don’t miss the 2020 Ötillö World Swimrun Series Qualifier which takes place on Scilly over the weekend of 13th to 14th June. Including not only the ‘sprint’, round-St. Mary’s race, but also a shorter ‘Experience’ race – just 7.8KM of swimrunning for those that want to ease themselves into this fast-growing sport. Get in touch too with Adventure Scilly who offer official Scilly Swim Challenges (walking the islands and swimming between them) twice a year over one and two days, as well as regular opportunities for guided open water swims combined (or not) with trail running.
  4. 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!
    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 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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