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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.

 

Thursday 22nd August

Tresco boating for Thursday 22nd August

10.00 New Grimsby to Bryher and St Mary’s
11.00 New Grimsby to St Agnes
1.30 New Grimsby to Bryher and St Mary’s
3pm Carn Near to St Mary’s

** 12.30 New Grimsby; One-hour, high speed wildlife circular trip in a Jet boat – perfect for spotting wildlife, the trip will navigate the outskirts of the islands, popular with seals and seabirds.

£25.00 per person – booking essential as there are only 12 spaces available - please ring 01720 423373 for the time and to book a place. Needs a minimum of 5 passengers to go ahead. **
Return times:

From St Mary’s:
• 12.45 to New Grimsby
• 2.45 to Carn Near only
• 4.15pm to New Grimsby (via St Agnes)

From St Agnes:
• 4.30 (possibly around Samson)

From Bryher:
• 1.15 Bar to New Grimsby
• 5pm Bar to New Grimsby

Bryher boating for Thursday 22nd August

09.45 Quay to Tresco
10.00 Quay to St Mary’s
11.00 Quay to St Agnes
1.15 Bar to Tresco
1.30 Bar to St Mary’s
6.15 Bar Evening trip to Tresco, returning at 9pm from New Grimsby – Firethorn no need to book

** 12.30 B; One-hour, high speed wildlife circular trip in a Jet boat – perfect for spotting wildlife, the trip will navigate the outskirts of the islands, popular with seals and seabirds.

£25.00 per person – booking essential as there are only 12 spaces available - please ring 01720 423373 for the time and to book a place. Needs a minimum of 5 passengers to go ahead. **
Return times:

From St Mary’s:
• 12.45 to Bar
• 4.15 to Bar (via St Agnes)

From St Agnes:
• 4.30 (possibly around Samson)

From Tresco:
• 1.30 New Grimsby to Bar
• 5pm New Grimsby to Bar

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Wednesday 21st August

Tresco boating for Wednesday 21st August

10.00 New Grimsby to Bryher and St Mary’s
11.00 New Grimsby to St Martin’s
1.30 New Grimsby to Bryher and St Mary’s (this will be a 45 minute trip around the back of Bryher due to tides)
2.45 Carn Near to St Mary’s

7.45pm New Grimsby trip to follow the Gig Race (swap race from Nut Rock to St Mary’s)

** 12.30 Bar; One-hour, high speed wildlife circular trip in a Jet boat – perfect for spotting wildlife, the trip will navigate the outskirts of the islands, popular with seals and seabirds.

£25.00 per person – booking essential as there are only 12 spaces available - please ring 01720 423373 for the time and to book a place. Needs a minimum of 5 passengers to go ahead. **

Return times:

From St Mary’s
• 12.45 to New Grimsby
• 2.30 to Carn Near only
• 4pm to New Grimsby (via St Martin’s Lowertown)

From St Martin’s:
• 4.30 Lowertown

From Bryher:
• 1.15 Bar to New Grimsby
• 5pm Bar to New Grimsby


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Bryher boating for Wednesday 21st August
09.45 Quay to Tresco
10.00 Quay to St Mary’s
11.00 Quay to St Martin’s
1.15 Bar to Tresco
1.30 Bar to St Mary’s (this will be a 45 minute trip around the back of Bryher due to tides)

7.30pm Quay trip to follow the Gig Race (swap race from Nut Rock to St Mary’s)

** 12.30 Bar; One-hour, high speed wildlife circular trip in a Jet boat – perfect for spotting wildlife, the trip will navigate the outskirts of the islands, popular with seals and seabirds.

£25.00 per person – booking essential as there are only 12 spaces available - please ring 01720 423373 for the time and to book a place. Needs a minimum of 5 passengers to go ahead. **
 

Return times:

From St Mary’s:
• 12.45 to Bar
• 4pm to Bar (via St Martin’s Lowertown)

From St Martin’s:
• 4.30 Lowertown


From Tresco:
• 1.30 New Grimsby to Bar
• 5pm New Grimsby to Bar

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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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