Ferries to the Isles of Scilly
The Isles of Scilly are a group of 5 inhabited islands and 140 smaller uninhabited Islands just off the coast of Cornwall.
The Archipelago is made for walking, and enjoying beautiful nature, and extraordinary beaches. You can get to the Isles of Scilly by plane or ferry or travel there by combination.
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Map with crossings to the Isles of Scilly
If you want to travel to the Isles of Scilly then there is one direct sea connection to the coast of Cornwall. You can get by ferry from Penzance to St Mary's. From St. Mary's you can travel along the other Scilly Isles. All the Islands have their own ferry company.
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Ferries from the UK to the Isles of Scilly
Simply put: there is one overseas connection from the UK to the Isles of Scilly. The Scillonian operates the ferry from Penzance to St Mary's. The ferry that connects the Scilly Isles already for almost a century to Cornwall coast.
Next to the ferry, it is also possible to get to the Isles of Scilly by plane or helicopter – or travel back and forth by a mix of plane and ferry.
Isles of Scilly
The ferry to the Isles of Scilly sails from Penzance (Cornwall) to St Mary's Port (Scilly). St Mary is one of the five inhabited islands of the Isles of Scilly next to Bryher, Tresco, St. Agnes, and St. Martin. There are also a lot of uninhabited islands on the Cornwall coast that are part of the Isles of Scilly.
Especially during peak season/summer time the ferry to the Isle of Scilly (The Scillonian) is particularly popular. Which, in our opinion makes sense, as this destination is one of the UK's jewels. This group of Islands is Unenglish and beautiful with white sandy beaches, fantastic nature and awesome trails to discover by foot. Of course, you can also go Island hopping on the Isles of Scilly.
All the tripper boats connecting the Scilly Isles to one another are largely run by the St Mary's Boatman Association. Additionally, Tresco Boat Services, St Agnes Boating, and Sequest Glass Bottom Boat operate their trips and excursions and water taxi services to the other islands.
Frequently Asked Questions: ferry to Isles of Scilly
Isles of Scilly travel is the only company connecting the English mainland to the Isles of Scilly by ferry. The ferry on this crossing is the Scillonian. You can also travel to the Isles of Scilly by plane or helicopter.
The fastest crossing by ferry from the UK to Scilly is the ferry from Penzance (Cornwall) to St Mary (Isles of Scilly) which takes you in about 2 hours and 45 minutes overseas.
If you want to travel by ferry to the Isles of Scilly tickets start around 72 Sterling Pound. Which is around €82 or $92 dollar.