Experience

Experience

the islands

  1. Things to Do
    Island walks, fun on the water, fantastic wildlife, island hopping, exquisite flora, amazing artists, and a fascinating history and heritage.
  2. 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.
  3. Explore
    Take a look at the adventures you can have. Explore all the Isles of Scilly has to offer with beaches, island hopping and days bobbing on the water.
  4. Arts & Culture
    Scilly has inspired a thriving artistic community. Creativity abounds on every island, inspired by our stunning surroundings.
  5. Food & Drink
    Nowhere is more local than the food and drink sourced, grown, and reared across our five tiny inhabited islands
  6. What's On in 2023
    Our inspirational events programme over the coming weeks will give you more reasons to explore these magical islands in all their natural glory.
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  1. Spring
    Spring comes early to Scilly and with it a skip in the air and a true sense of wellness. Boatmen can be spotted at Porthloo boat yard launching their trusty workhorses having given them their annual lick of paint. Cottage owners, shops and restaurants put the finishing touches to their new season makeovers.
  2. Summer
    Oh Scilly in summer, what can we say? Bright, white; perfection on a pint-sized plate! Crystal clear seas and warm cobalt blue skies bring out the best of these islands.
  3. Autumn
    The colours of the islands soften, yielding hues to delight artists everywhere. Set up your easel, or stretch your legs and walk the islands. Listen, along the way, for migrating birds making their annual pilgrimage; look out for fluffy seal pups that line the rocky coast. The islands brim with wildlife at this time of year.
  4. Winter
    Winter is the time of year when Scillonians draw breath and visitors enjoy a true taste of island life. A time to enjoy windswept walks and appreciate the low winter light raking across the isles, to hunker down as the storms whistle through, and watch the slate grey waves whip the rocky coastlines.
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  1. Porthcressa Beach
    Starfish on rocks
    Reid family photo
    Orkney with Starfish
    Creature of the deep...
    Sea creature up close
    Limpet in the weed and rocks
    Family looking for creatures
    Green Starfish
    An Eel in the shallows
    Porthcressa Beach
    Starfish on rocks
    Reid family photo
    Orkney with Starfish
    Creature of the deep...
    Sea creature up close
    Limpet in the weed and rocks
    Family looking for creatures
    Green Starfish
    An Eel in the shallows

    Add Scilly Rockpool Safaris to your Itinerary

    Address

    Telephone

    07530 304374

    St. Mary’s

    Have you ever wondered what animals live under the crystal clear waters of Scilly? Join us on a rockpool safari - follow the falling tide, step into the wild, and discover the amazing marine animals that live along our…

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  2. 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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  3. Add Olivia's Kitchen to your Itinerary

    Address

    Olivia's Kitchen At The Vine, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    01720 423168

    Isles of Scilly

    Take a break from exploring the beautiful island of Bryher by popping into Olivia’s Kitchen At The Vine. Sit back, relax and enjoy some wonderful food and drink while taking in some breath-taking views. 

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  4. The Abbey Arch in Tresco Abbey Garden
    A view across Tresco Abbey Garden
    The Mediterranean Garden in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Lucy Dorrien-Smith's Shell House in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Shaded glades in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Protea in Tresco Abbey Garden
    The Abbey Arch in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Subtropical planting in Tresco Abbey Garden
    A view across Tresco Abbey Garden
    Gaia sculpture in Tresco Abbey Garden
    The Abbey Arch in Tresco Abbey Garden
    A view across Tresco Abbey Garden
    The Mediterranean Garden in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Lucy Dorrien-Smith's Shell House in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Shaded glades in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Protea in Tresco Abbey Garden
    The Abbey Arch in Tresco Abbey Garden
    Subtropical planting in Tresco Abbey Garden
    A view across Tresco Abbey Garden
    Gaia sculpture in Tresco Abbey Garden

    Add Tresco Abbey Garden to your Itinerary

    Address

    Tresco, Isles of Scilly, TR24 0QQ

    Telephone

    +44 01720 424108

    Tresco

    The sub-tropical Abbey Garden is a glorious exception; a perennial Kew without the glass, home to 20,000 plants from more than 80 countries, flourishing just 30 miles off the coast of Cornwall. The plants that thrive…

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    • Gift Shop

    Attraction Facilities

    • Plant Sales
    • Shop
    • Tea Rooms

    Venue Facilities

    • Groups Accepted

    Key Features

    • Approx length of visit - We would recommend allowing at least half a day for your visit
    • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
    • Outdoor Attraction

    Accessibility

    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users - Whilst the garden does have a number of sets of steps, there is also an accessible route along shingle paths suitable for wheelchairs. For further information on accessibility around the garden, please call 01720 424108.
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Catering

    • On-Site café/restaurant

    Establishment Features

    • Dogs Accepted - On leads
    • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
    • Open All Year
    • Toilets

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Please contact Tresco Abbey Garden for details
  5. 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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  6. Add Wine Tasting at Holy Vale Vineyard to your Itinerary

    Address

    Holy Vale, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NT

    Telephone

    01720 420317

    St. Mary’s

    Join Holy Vale Vineyard owner and wine enthusiast Robert Francis for a delicious pre-supper treat. Enjoy a selection of fine wine tastings and accompanying canapes.

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  7. Add Scilly Carts to your Itinerary

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    Porthmellon Enterprise Centre, Porthmellon Business Park, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JY

    Telephone

    01720 422121

    St. Mary’s

    Scilly Carts offer 2, 4 or 6 seater electric carts (golf buggies) as an alternative way to explore St Mary's.

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  8. Urchin on grass.
    Whales on rock.
    Pottery in Hugh Street Cafe.
    Cups on shelf.
    Bowls on shelf.
    Whale on rock.
    Urchins overlooking Sampson.
    smalls bowls on the beach.
    Urchin on grass.
    Whales on rock.
    Pottery in Hugh Street Cafe.
    Cups on shelf.
    Bowls on shelf.
    Whale on rock.
    Urchins overlooking Sampson.
    smalls bowls on the beach.

    Add Scilly Ceramics LLM to your Itinerary

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    Scilly Ceramics LLM, The Garrison Pottery, Lower Garrison Lane, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0LS

    Telephone

    07379 176253

    St. Mary’s

    Scilly inspired ceramics by Falmouth University, Fine Art Graduate, Libbi McBride.

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  9. Add Ruin Beach Cafe to your Itinerary

    Address

    Old Grimsby, Tresco, Isles of Scilly, TR24 0QQ

    Telephone

    01720 424849

    Isles of Scilly

    Tresco’s wonderfully laid back vibe meets modern, Mediterranean-inspired beachfront dining with dishes fresh from the wood fired oven.

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    Facilities

    Key Features

    • Seafront

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)
    • Children's menu

    Catering

    • Bar
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Catering service
    • Licensed
    • Serve afternoon tea
    • Serve evening meal
    • Serve lunch
    • Special dietary requirements catered for
    • Take away service

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Al Fresco Dining
    • Garden/patio for guests' use

    Travel & Trade

    • Wi-fi available
  10. Add Tanglewood Table to your Itinerary

    Address

    St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0PB

    Telephone

    01720 422454

    St. Mary’s

    Three nights each week, Euan Rodger, former manager at London's savoy, now cooks for up to 8 people sitting around what was once the post office sorting table.

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    Facilities

    Catering

    • Take away service
  11. Add Thrown By Ty to your Itinerary

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    Higher Town, St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly, TR25 0QL

    St. Martin’s

    Locally inspired uniqe ceramics created by Tyrane Micheal Van den Berg on St. Martin's.

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  12. Add Star Castle Hotel - Restaurants & Bar to your Itinerary

    Address

    The Garrison, St.Marys, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JA

    Telephone

    01720 422317

    St. Mary’s

    A family run hotel located on the Garrison, a short walk from the centre of St Mary’s and the harbour, commanding breathtaking views of the stunning Archipelago. The focus is to provide exceptional customer service and…

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    Facilities

    Key Features

    • In countryside
    • Unique venue

    Accessibility

    • Guide dogs permitted
    • Handrail by steps
    • Steps to main entrance

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age)
    • Children's menu
    • Highchair

    Catering

    • Bar
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Licensed
    • Serve afternoon tea
    • Serve breakfast
    • Serve evening meal
    • Serve lunch
    • Special dietary requirements catered for

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • American Express accepted
    • Cash & Cheque accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Solo accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Establishment Features

    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Booking required
    • Cater for special dietary requirements
    • Chef
    • Countryside
    • Dog Friendly
    • Exclusive hire of restaurant
    • Family Friendly
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Groups accepted
    • Licenced for civil marriages

    Travel & Trade

    • Commission/net rates apply
    • Group discounts available
    • Min group size numeric qualifier
    • Wi-fi available
  13. Add Hut 62 Watersports Hire to your Itinerary

    Address

    Bryher, ISLES OF SCILLY, TR23 0PR

    Telephone

    07979393206

    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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  14. Walk Scilly flag and people.
    Sunset walk
    Off island flag.
    Walk Scilly flag and people.
    Sunset walk
    Off island flag.

    Add Walk Scilly to your Itinerary

    Address

    Isles of Scilly

    Telephone

    01720 620600

    Isles of Scilly

    Walk Scilly is an event entirely dedicated to the discovery of the immense natural beauty and heritage on Scilly by foot (and by sea!).

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  15. Firebrand IV on water 1https://dms-swt.newmindets.net/App/PMS/Product.aspx?pid=3163923#
    Close up of a seal
    Square rigger between the islands
    Close up of seal 2
    Firebrand IV on the water 2
    Seal on shoreline
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    Close up of a seal
    Square rigger between the islands
    Close up of seal 2
    Firebrand IV on the water 2
    Seal on shoreline

    Add Scilly Sea Safaris to your Itinerary

    Address

    Telephone

    07884365375

    St. Mary’s

    Why not treat yourself to a unique island sea safari aboard Rib Firebrand IV with skipper and photographer Dave McBride.

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  16. 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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  17. Children playing on a four person paddle board
    A family leaving the beach on a single and double kayak
    A double kayak leaving one of the Eastern Isles
    Kayaks and SUPs on Par Beach ready for hiring
    Kayakers heading off to explore the Eastern Isles
    A couple and their dog on a kayak
    View of kayakers taken from the water
    A mother and son kayaking on still water
    Two boys kayaking on Ganilly sandbar
    Stand up paddleboarders
    Children playing on a four person paddle board
    A family leaving the beach on a single and double kayak
    A double kayak leaving one of the Eastern Isles
    Kayaks and SUPs on Par Beach ready for hiring
    Kayakers heading off to explore the Eastern Isles
    A couple and their dog on a kayak
    View of kayakers taken from the water
    A mother and son kayaking on still water
    Two boys kayaking on Ganilly sandbar
    Stand up paddleboarders

    Add St. Martin's Watersports to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    07470711857

    St. Martin’s

    Crystal clear waters, uninhabited islands, amazing wildlife and fun with the family - the best moments happen at sea! Immerse yourself in the beauty and tranquillity of the islands as seen from the water. At St…

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    Facilities

    COVID-19 Response

    • 2m distancing in place
  18. Add Sea Quest Glass Bottom Boat to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    07884055122

    St. Mary’s

    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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  19. Add Island Images to your Itinerary

    Tresco

    Meet Ellie - Mum of three, photographer and designer. Ellie offers an ever broadening range of products designed to bring island magic to your every day.

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