From St. Mary's

Planning a visit to another island?

Want to head off on a trip from St. Mary’s?  There are many boating options available. Most likely you’ll be looking to have a day out on one of the “off islands” – Tresco, St. Martin’s, St. Agnes and Bryher. The St Mary's Boatmen's Association run trips every day throughout the day to each of these islands between April and October inclusive.

They also run frequent boat trips to the uninhabited islands including Samson, as well as offer circular day trips, seabird specials, fishing and pelagic specials, trips to Bishop Rock Lighthouse, evening “supper” boats and trips to follow the pilot gig races on Wednesday and Friday evenings. 

Daily trips also run in March and November, and over Christmas and New Year, but they are not quite so frequent.

On St. Mary's, all the boat times are advertised at the Isles of Scilly Tourism Information Centre located on Porthcressa Beach as well as on the boards on the quay and in Hugh Town. The St. Mary's Boatmen Association is also on Facebook and Twitter @scillyboating.

There are also numerous trips from St. Mary’s offering private trips to see seals, puffins, seabirds and a wealth of other wildlife.

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St Mary's Boatmen's Association at the quay on St Mary's

St Mary's Boatmen's Association

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St. Mary's Mar-Oct

There are daily trips to the islands and out to see the wildlife and lighthouses.  Boats leave from 10:15am and return until 4:45pm.  The service is seven days a week from just before Easter or the beginning of April until the end of October.  There are evening trips available through the main part of the season.

There is an attractive special offer on purchases of ten or more tickets.  We can cater for special groups and parties.  Made up of the ten largest boats operating from St Mary's, we are the prime mover of visitor traffic.Read more »

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Island Sea Safaris

St. Mary's Apr-Oct

Island Sea Safaris operate marine wildlife safaris in their 8m RIB FIREBRAND IV around and amongst the islands and rocks of Scilly to see Grey Atlantic seals, seabirds including Puffins, Razorbills and Guillemots,Shearwaters,Fulmars,Cormorants,Shags and Various Gulls from April to mid July. and visit  some of the Islands shipwreck sites. We also visit many places of historical interest on our tours.  The 8 meter rib seats 10 passengers.Read more »

Take a cruise around the islands on the Calypso II

Calypso Boat Company

St. Mary's Apr-Oct

Boat trips from St Mary's with skipper Tim - visit 3 islands in one day, take a day trip to an off island or an unihabited island, or a trip to see seals and birds.Read more »

Endeavour 1

Endeavour Rib Service

St. Mary's Apr-Oct

“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 travelling at speed afloat.

Marine life trips to look for Dolphins and Seals.Read more »

Enjoy a trip on the Falcon

Falcon Boating

St. Mary's All year

Enjoy a special charter trip on the 'Falcon', an 11 metre Red Bay rib with twin engines and fully enclosed cabin to seat 12 passengers.Read more »