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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.

Boats and Services

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). 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.

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.

Please note: all boating is weather and tide dependent. Tidal predictions are available to download on our Tide Table.


Boat times are posted on this webpage; on boards around the Islands and also on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Winter season : We are now operating scheduled trips to St Marys on Thursdays and Saturdays only.  Please call 01720 423373 during office hours for all other boating requirements.

Office hours; 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday to Saturday

The office will now be closed on Sundays from 29th October until further notice.


Saturday 24th February

Tresco boating for Saturday 24th February

10.00 New Grimsby to St Mary’s

Return time:

St Mary’s: 2.30pm to New Grimsby

This will be the Voyager so no need to book.


Bryher boating for Saturday 24th February

10.00 Quay to St Mary’s

Return time:

St Mary’s: 2.30pm to Bar

This will be the Voyager so no need to book.


Sunday 18th February

Tresco boating for Sunday 18th February

10.45 New Grimsby & Bar to St Agnes


15.00 from St Agnes

This is a jet boat so please phone to book.



t Martin's boating for Sunday 18th February

11.15 St Martin's  (Lowertown quay)  to Tresco (Carn Near quay)


15.30 New Grimsby to St Martin's (Lowertown quay)

This is a jet boat so please phone to book.

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 Fishing Trip: no fishing trips scheduled at the moment - we wait to hear from the fisherman when these trips will be available.  3 hour fishing trip on the Kestrel. Rods and tackle supplied. Phone 01720 423373 to book.

Next High Tide, St Agnes Trip Friday - : finished for the 2017 season - please call 01720 423373 to book the boat and the restaurant -



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