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Penzance-St Mary’s

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Destination(s) 🇬🇧 Isles of Scilly
Sailings Once per day
Duration 2h 45 mins.
Distance 36 miles, 58 km
Operated by

Next to flying to the Isles of Scilly you can also choose to take the ferry to St Mary Harbour from Penzance. On this ferry you can enjoy the Cornwall coastline from a unique perspective. Enjoy the Isles of Scilly by wildlife and bird watching, island hopping, walking the islands, take on of the historical tours, or go snorkeling with grey seals.

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Ferry to Penzance and St Mary's

One of the options to travel to the Isles of Scilly is the ferry from Penzance to St Mary's . On this ferry ride of about 2 hours and 45 mins, you can enjoy the beautiful coast of Cornwall's coastline. You'll be sailing on the famous Scillionian ferry – which has already served the Islands for over 40 years. Be sure to be on time when taking this ferry where dogs are welcome on board, and where bringing a car is a lot more hassle. The trip from Penzance to St Mary's harbor is a bit under 3 hours and is about 36 miles / 58 kilometers.

The ferry – The Scillonian – sails from March to November.

From St. Mary's you can travel to the other Isles of Scilly: Tresco, St. Martin's, Bryher, and St. Agnes by one of the local boatmen. Each island has its own boating company with small vessels sailing back and forth between the Isles.

Route Penzance-St Mary's

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Tickets and Booking

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Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between St Mary's and Penzance is currently operated by Isle of Scilly Travel.

How long does the St Mary's-Penzance crossing take?

The travel time of the ferry from St Mary – Penzance is around: 2 hours and 45 mins, depending on whether you'll be sailing with the fast ferry or with one of the normal ferries. Please arrive early at the harbour and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Penzance-St Mary's Scillonian ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry to the Isles of Scilly from Penzance(or the other way around) once a day. Depending on the season, the number of people on the ferry, and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable or regular ferry schedule, but in general this ferry sails once a day back and forth

What is the distance between Penzance and St Mary's?

The distance between St Mary and Penzance is approximately 58 kilometers or 36 miles.