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Tresco Boat Services

Tresco Boat Services run a range of boating services for the islands of Tresco, Bryher and St Martin's, from scheduled trips to scenic tours and private hire.

We have two types of craft: larger ferries (Firethorn and Voyager) and small, faster jetboats (Cyclone, Hurricane and Lightning).

Scheduled services run daily in the main season and you can generally just turn up and jump onboard (unless specified on the boat times below). We also operate regular scheduled sightseeing trips around the islands to see birds, seals and Scilly's maritime heritage, along with regular boats out to follow the weekly Pilot Gig races.

**Our weekly trips are: Sunday; Tuesday and Thursday to St Agnes; Monday; Wednesday and Friday to St Martin's; to St Mary's Monday to Saturday; Bryher every day - we plan to run a circular trip on a Sunday - as always these trips are weather and tide permitting, please check the boat boards around the island; our Facebook and Twitter page or give us a call on 01720 423373 - trips and times are advertised one day in advance**


Special Hire and Private Hire is also available, allowing you to book a boat at a time to suit you. With special hire other people can then book on your boat, thus decreasing the cost to you. With private hire you will have exclusive use of the boat and crew for the hire period.

  • Check our Tide Table for tide predictions for the Isles of Scilly.
  • Check our 2018 Fares for pricing information.


Boat Times & Booking

Boat times are posted on this page every day for the following day. Boat times are also posted on boards around the islands and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

To book a boat, please call 01720 423373 during office hours (8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Saturday; 8:30am - 4pm Sunday).


Monday 18th June

Tresco boating for Monday 18th June:

10.00 New Grimsby to Bryher and St Mary’s
11.00 New Grimsby to St Martin’s Highertown only
1.15 New Grimsby to Bryher and St Mary’s
2.45 Carn Near to St Mary’s (for Scillonian departures)

Return times:

St Mary’s: 12.30 to New Grimsby; 2.30 to Carn Near only; 4.45 to New Grimsby
St Martin’s: 4.15 Lowertown (via St Mary’s) to New Grimsby
Bryher: 1pm Bar; 5.15 Bar


Bryher boating for Monday 18th June:

09.45 Quay to Tresco
10.00 Quay to St Mary’s
11.00 Quay to St Martin’s Highertown only
1pm Bar to Tresco
1.15 Bar to St Mary’s

Return times:

St Mary’s: 12.30 to Bar; 4.45 to Bar
St Martin’s: 4.15pm Lowertown (via St Mary’s) to Bar
Tresco: 1.15 and 5.20 both from New Grimsby.


Sunday 17th June

Tresco boating for Sunday 17th June:
10.00 New Grimsby to Bryher
10.15 New Grimsby to St Agnes
12.00 New Grimsby to Bryher

Return times:

St Agnes: 4.15pm
Bryher: 4.50 Bar

No circular trip due to weather forecast


Bryher boating for Sunday 17th June:

10.15 Quay to Tresco and St Agnes

11.45 Bar to Tresco

Return times:

St Agnes: 4.15pm
Tresco: 5pm New Grimsby

No circular trip due to weather forecast


Upcoming Scenic Tours & Trips

Next Jetboat Trip: these trips are weather dependent  - please phone the office for information.  One hour jetboat trip around the islands. Minimum of 5 people; maximum of 12 people. £35 per person. Phone 01720 423373 to book.;

Next High Tide, St Agnes Trip Friday 25th May 2018 due to tides this will return to Carn Near only  - :places available - please call 01720 423373 to book the boat and the restaurant



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