For the Day
Many visitors come to experience the wonders of Scilly for a day. Isles of Scilly Travel offers special daily rates on both Skybus flights from Lands End and Newquay (from £119 return), as well as on the Scillonian passenger ferry from Penzance Quay (Adults £45 return; children £24 return).
If you travel by sea, you will set sail from Penzance at 9.15 in the morning, arriving in Scilly (on St Mary's Quay) just before noon. You then have four hours to explore before you need to check in for your return. (Note: sometimes the boat times differ due to spring tides; check when you book.)
Why not experience the best of both worlds with a Fly +Sail day trip. You can take an early flight to St. Mary's and enjoy a relaxing sail back to Penzance. Prices are £88 (adults) and £65.50 (children 2-15).
If you fly, you have a choice to fly from Lands End (a 15-minute flight) or Newquay (a 30-minute flight). The first flights of the day are around 8.30 in the morning; evening flights run until 6pm. Or you can combine the two: fly in and cruise home!
Make the most of your day on the islands and we're sure that by the time you have to leave, you'll be keen to come again - maybe for a holiday next time!