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 nature wildlife

The puffins return!

One of Scilly’s most popular seabirds, the puffins, are back on the islands, and there’s plenty of opportunity to get out and enjoy these wonderful sea creatures. The Isles of Scilly is one of only a handful of sites in the UK where you can go puffin spotting.

They arrive in mid-April, although early May marks the start of their breeding season.  Pairs of puffins usually mate for life although if they are not reunited they

Scilly seal diving

Make your pledge to the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust

Did you know that the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust looks after more than 60% of the Isles of Scilly’s landscape and coastlines - every inch of which is, unsurprisingly, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty?

The charity’s work is essential to the enjoyment of everyone who lives on the islands and to those who come to the Isles of Scilly to appreciate our very special, some might say unique natural environment. So let’s face it,


Sea Quest Glass Bottom Boat

St. Mary's

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

Will Wagstaff

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

Spirit Of St agnes

St Agnes Boating Wildlife Safaris

St. Agnes

St Agnes Boating is working with 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 July.  Come along to find

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.  

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.