Sail to the Isles of Scilly aboard Scillonian III from Penzance Harbour. From your arrival on St Mary's, it's just a short boat transfer to Tresco.
COVID-19 Information - Updated 14th July 2021
From 19th July 2021 and until further notice, face coverings remain compulsory throughout your journey. Before you travel, please ensure you familiarise yourself with Isles of Scilly Travel's Coronavirus Policies.
Please note: the information below refers to our usual operation and some services and facilities may differ under the current circumstances. Thank you for your understanding.
The crossing from Penzance to St. Mary’s take around 2hrs and 45 minutes, giving you a unique perspective of some of Cornwall’s most iconic coastline. The Scillonian operates from March to November, sailing daily in peak season and on a slightly reduced timetable in the early spring and late autumn.
The ship has comfortable reclining seats, a coffee shop and free WiFi, as well as internal and external seating areas. Keep your eyes peeled and you might even spot incredible wildlife including dolphins, seals, puffins and sunfish on the way.
The Scillonian is a passenger ferry only and cars cannot be brought to the islands. You can leave your car in the secure car park with Scilly Parking or Isles of Scilly Parking and use their convenient shuttle services to and from the quay.
Transfers to Tresco
Please let the Island Office know your itinerary in advance using our Pre-arrival Form or calling 01720 422849. We do not receive this information from the travel providers and may not be able to transfer you to your accommodation on arrival without advance notice of your travel plans.
When you arrive on St Mary's, just hop aboard the next scheduled Tresco Boats service to Bryher and pay onboard (contactless payments accepted). Boat times will be available on the Tresco Boats page the day before your travel.