Tourist Information Centre

Tourist Information Centre

Welcome to the award-winning Isles of Scilly Tourist Information Centre, with arguably the best office view in the world! We're here to help you.

Our Tourist Information Centre offers a wide range of services to help you make the most of our beautiful islands - before you arrive when you're here and after you've returned home and dream of coming back!  

Let us help you explore the best of what these fantastic islands have to offer.

Find us:

We're located within the Schiller Shelter on Porthcressa Bank, right by Porthcressa Beach. From St Mary's Quay, head through Hugh Town and where the road divides, take the right-hand option by the Bishop & Wolf up Silver Street. Ahead of you, you'll spot the building with a grassy roof and public toilets below. The TIC holds a RADAR key for the disabled toilet. Wheelchair access is via the beach-side door. 

You are always welcome in the TIC - come and have a chat with the team who will be only too happy to help you have a great holiday. They've all lived here for years and know just about everything you need to know to have a fantastic stay... in fact why not challenge them with a question they might not know the answer to?!  Or just come grab a map and the weekly 'What's On'.

If you have any special needs - access, dietary, family et al - please do let them know... again they are well versed on all the options available to you.

Our services:

Weekly 'What's On' information
Inter-island boat tickets for island hopping
Information about and signposting for getting around - by bus, taxi, bikes, buggies
Bookings for events and walking tours
Meeting point for tours
Where to eat
Accommodation availability and assistance for delayed passengers
Information and map displays 
Outreach welcome on St. Mary's Quay (coinciding with when cruise ships arrive)

Useful maps, guides and souvenirs

The Isles of Scilly Tourist Information Centre has a wealth of useful maps, books and guides at its fingertips.

We sell the very handy Isles of Scilly Pocket Map Guide, retailing at just £1. You'll get detailed maps of all the islands, a little bit of history for each, boating times, essential information on what to do and see, where to eat, great walking routes and how to make the most of island-hopping. 

There are a number of books about the history of the islands, local birds. flowers and wildlife, locally-based fiction and more detailed maps and guides. We also sell exclusive Scilly-branded souvenirs including jute bags, mugs and tea towels, and magnets.

We sell cold drinks and are a member of the #Refill#Scilly scheme. Forgot your water bottle? We sell new branded aluminium bottles and will fill it ready for you!

All major credit and debit cards accepted. Euros also accepted.

Get your tickets here!

If you're planning a week of island hopping to the off islands, make sure you take advantage of the St. Mary's Boatmen's Association discount. Buy 10 tickets or more in advance and save 10% on your fares!

You can also buy tickets for local events including theatre company performances, walking tours and evening presentations.

Opening hours

Current opening

Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5pm (Bank Holidays 9am - 1pm)
Sunday: 9am - 1pm (July & August)

Winter (November to February)

Monday to Friday: 9am-1pm

Accessibility Guide

The Isles of Scilly Tourist Information Centre location, right on Porthcressa's lovely promenade, is very accessible. For those using pushchairs and wheelchairs, there are easy ramps up to the front door which is power-assisted. We also have lots of accessibility information on hand about attractions and businesses across the islands. If you have any questions about accessibility we're here to help... and dogs are welcome to come and visit too!  

Here is our online Accessibility Guide, which we hope you will find useful. It is a new Guide that we have introduced in 2018 in line with guidedlines from VisitEngland and we shall be updating it regularly to ensure the most up to date information is available to you. Please do let us know if we've missed anything; then we can make it better for everyone.

Keep in touch

Facebook: @iosTIC
Twitter: @ScillyTIC
Instagram: VisitIslesofScilly

Contact us:

Isles of Scilly Tourist Information Centre
Porthcressa Bank
St Mary's
TR21 0LW


Tel: +44 (0)1720 620600