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Tresco Boat Services


Tresco Boat Services offers inter-island boating for the islands of Tresco and Bryher including island-hopping, scenic tours, private hire and arrivals & departures.

Boating for Tresco & Bryher

Scheduled services run daily in the main season aboard our larger ferries and you can generally just turn up and jump onboard (unless specified on the boat times below). Usually, our weekly trips are:

  • To St Mary's - Monday to Saturday
  • Between Tresco and Bryher - Daily
  • To St Agnes - Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday
  • To St Martin's - Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Circular trips for wildlife and sightseeing - Usually Sundays (weather and tide dependent)
  • Gig Racing - Wednesday & Friday nights during the racing season (may be phone to book - please check below)

Scheduled trips are advertised each afternoon for the following day on our website (see below), our Facebook page, Twitter and on boat boards around the islands.

Special Hire and Private Hire is also available, allowing you to book a boat at a time to suit you. To enquire, please call +44 (0)1720 423373 during normal office hours, or email us. Please note: boats should be booked in advance as we cannot guarantee availability on the day.

 

Monday 17th June

Tresco boating Monday 17th June

09.45 New Grimsby to Bryher & St Mary’s
10.20 Long Point to St Martin’s – this will be on the Voyager
13.00 Carn Near to St Mary’s
15.00 New Grimsby to Bryher & St Mary’s

Returning

St Mary’s: 12.45 to Carn Near, 14.30 to New Grimsby & 16.00 (via St Martin’s) to New Grimsby
Bryher: 14.50 from Bar & 17.00 from Quay
St Martin’s: 16.30 from Highertown

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Bryher boating Monday 17th June

09.30 Bar to Tresco
09.45 Bar to St Mary’s
10.00 Bar to St Martin’s – this will be on the Voyager
14.50 Bar to Tresco
15.00 Bar to St Mary’s

Returning

St Mary’s: 14.30 to Bar & 16.00 (via St Martin’s) to Quay
Tresco: 15.00 & 17.00 both from New Grimsby
St Martin’s: 16.30 from Highertown

Tuesday 18th June

Tresco boating Tuesday 18th June

10.00 New Grimsby to Bryher & St Mary’s – on the Voyager
10.10 New Grimsby for a circular to see birds & seals, landing on St Agnes - £17pp including the return trip – on the Firethorn
13.00 Carn Near to St Mary’s – on the Firethorn
15.00 New Grimsby to Bryher & St Mary’s – on the Firethorn

Returning

St Mary’s:
• 12.45 to Carn Near – on the Voyager
• 14.30 to New Grimsby - on the Firethorn
• 16.00 to New Grimsby - on the Firethorn OR Voyager

St Agnes:
• 16.20 to New Grimsby – on the Firethorn OR Voyager

Bryher:
• 14.55 from Bar - on the Firethorn OR Voyager
• 16.50 from Quay – on the Firethorn OR Voyager

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Bryher boating Tuesday 18th June

09.45 Bar to Tresco – on the Voyager
10.00 Bar to St Mary’s – on the Voyager
10.15 Bar for a circular to see birds & seals, landing on St Agnes - £17pp including the return trip – on the Firethorn
14.55 Bar to Tresco – on the Firethorn
15.00 Bar to St Mary’s – on the Firethorn

Returning

St Mary’s:
• 14.30 to Bar – on the Firethorn
• 16.00 to Quay – on the Firethorn OR Voyager

St Agnes:
• 16.20 to Quay – on the Firethorn OR Voyager

Tresco:
• 15.00 from New Grimsby – on the Firethorn
• 17.00 from New Grimsby – on the Firethorn OR Voyager

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.;

 

 

 

Tides & Fares

All boating is weather and tide dependent. You can find out latest Tide Table for tide predictions for the Isles of Scilly.

For prices, please see our latest fares.

 

Boating for St Martin's

From 2019, we are working together with St Mary’s Boatmen’s Association and St Agnes Boating to provide a more comprehensive, frequent and sustainable boat service for the island.

Tresco Boat Services will continue to provide all special hire boating and essential services boating (school boating etc) all year round. Special hire can be booked in advance via the Tresco Boats office on +44 (0)1720 423373 during normal office hours, or by emailing usPlease note: boats should be booked in advance as we cannot guarantee availability on the day.

St Mary’s Boatmen’s Association will operate all scheduled boating for St Martin’s during the main season, with St Agnes Boating providing a limited scheduled service in the winter. Schedule information will be published by these boat operators on their websites and on boat boards around St Martin's.

For further information, please see our St Martin's Boating Update.

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