Wildlife

Go wild for our amazing birds, animals and marine life

The Isles of Scilly have been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) since 1975. They offer a wealth of different landscapes, from clear seas and coastal heathland to woodland, farmland and archaeological sites. Within them all flourishes an array of plants, animals, birds and marine life, including some very rare species that are found nowhere else in the world.

From puffins, Atlantic grey seals, and Manx Shearwaters, to Scilly Shrews, Scilly bees, rare dragonflies, shags and guillemots together with a raft of rare migrating birds that pass through in October (and Spring) every year, Scilly is a treasure trove of incredible wildlife for everyone to enjoy.

Take a wildlife safari or pelagic boat trip to the uninhabited islands to enjoy our seals and seabirds, or sign up guided bird and wildlife walks with our resident ornithologists and nature guides.

Puffin

Sea Quest Glass Bottom Boat

St. Mary's

A 12 seater launch with a glass bottom specialising in wildlife and history tours.

Diver and seal

St Martin's Dive School

St. Martin's

Scilly is renowned for its clear water and abundant marine life and we can provide diving opportunities for all levels of experience. All your equipment can be supplied.

Picture of Island Sea Safaris RIB boat Firebrand IV

Island Sea Safaris

St. Mary's

Island Sea Safaris operate marine wildlife safaris in their RIB FIREBRAND IV around and amongst the islands and rocks of Scilly to see Grey Atlantic seals and numerous seabirds including Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots, Shearwares, Fulmars, Cormorants,Shags,Gannets and various Gulls from April to mid July, and visit some the Islands shipwreck sites and places of historical interest.The 8m RIB seats 10 passengers. Mark and his wife Susie like to give you a full, friendly and informative commentary during the trip which also has lots of good photo

Island Wildlife Tours

St. Mary's

Discover the natural beauty of the Isles of Scilly with Will Wagstaff, resident ornithologist and naturalist.  Watch the passage of migrant birds; learn about the interesting local history and beautiful flora and fauna as you take a relaxed walk along the Islands' coasts and trails. Will visits each of the inhabited islands weekly, weather and tides permitting

Wildlife Safari with St Agnes Boating ~ © BareFoot Photographer

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust

St. Mary's

Scilly's Wildlife is varied and everchanging; from the resident Scilly Shrew and Atlantic Grey Seals to the migratory swallows and puffins.  Whatever you're searching for why not join one of our team on a Wildlife excursion or guided walk and discover Scilly's wild side.

Spirit Of St agnes

St Agnes Boating Wildlife Safaris

St. Agnes

St Agnes Boating is working with the Seabird Recovery Project and the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to promote the island’s wildlife. Every Wednesday we have a Wildlife Trust Ranger onboard who is our guide. The Spirit travels to Annet, the protected island where the seabirds nest and then onto the Western Rocks towards the Bishop Rock Lighthouse every Wednesday afternoon. Puffins, Manx Shearwaters and other nesting seabirds should be seen from April to

Seal on fin

Scilly Seal Snorkelling

St. Martin's

Come to St Martin's for a fabulous, award winning, wildlife experience. Snorkel with the seals and get close to these elegant creatures in their natural environment.  All the equipment you will need is supplied and you don't require any previous experience.  

Black Pearl Aquarium

Aquarium

Bryher

View the local species in the Black Pearl Aquarium at Bryher Boatyard, which include, pollock, dog fish, mackerel, wrasse, lobsters, conger eels, crabs and many more.