Yachts & Moorings
The Isles of Scilly is a popular destination for sailors and a warm welcome awaits all those who arrive in their yachts. Lights twinkling from boats moored in the harbour or anchored out to sea as the sun goes down on a summer's evening is a stunning sight to behold.
There are three main areas where you can moor your boat: St Mary's Harbour and off Porthcressa Beach on St Mary's, and on Tresco. Outside harbour limits there are no restrictions as to where you can drop anchor, so long as you keep clear of the main channels and the turning area for the Scillonian III.
Within St Mary's Harbour, there are 38 moorings, of which 10 are suitable for boats of up to 60 feet long. It costs £18.50 per night per boat up to 40ft long, and £24.50 per night per boat between 40 and 60ft long. If you stay for three nights, the fourth night is free. There is a visitor pontoon for tenders and, for a nominal charge, you can bring your yacht alongside the quay for electricity and water. Quay facilities include free wi-fi, free showers and toilets open 24 hours a day. The St Mary's harbour masters are on call 24 hours a day.
Over on Porthcressa, there are 14 moorings. Sailors can make use of the toilet and shower facilities at the Schiller Shelter (beneath the Tourist Information Centre) and the local fuel and laundry facilities nearby. Prices are £20 per boat per night; stay three nights, get the fourth night free. Free Wifi in the Bay, and free fresh drinking water facilities.
On Tresco, there are 7 deep water moorings at Old Grimsby and 20 moorings at New Grimsby, including two large ones for yachts up to 80ft long. Sailors can make use of the facilities at the New Inn, and there is also a laundry service and Tresco Stores. Prices are £20 per boat per night.