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 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.
***We are now on our winter schedule so the advertised trips will be to St Mary's on a Thursday and Saturday only***
Daily boat times are posted on this webpage; on boards around the Islands and also on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
During the summer season (from Easter), we operate daily boats between Tresco and Bryher, as well as the following general boating schedule (though please note this is subject to change due to weather and tides):
Monday: Bryher; St Mary's and St Martin's
Tuesday: Bryher; St Mary's and St Agnes
Wednesday: Bryher St Mary's and St Martin's
Thursday: Bryher; St Mary's and St Agnes
Friday: Bryher; St Mary's and St Martin's
Saturday: Bryher and St Mary's
Sunday: Bryher and St Agnes
There will also be regular 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.
The boat trips from Tresco will be:
All trips will be on the Firethorn so no need to book.
10.45 New Grimsby to Bryher
11.00 New Grimsby to St Marys
St Mary's: 3pm to New Grimsby
Bryher: 4pm Bar
The boat trips from Bryher will be:
All trips will be on the Firethorn
11.00 Bar to Tresco and then St Mary's
St Mary's: 3.30
Tresco: 4pm from New Grimsby
Tickets for scheduled boats can be purchased from Tresco Island Office and onboard the boats. Please note: payment onboard boats is cash only.
Full pricing information is available on our 2017 Fares Sheet.
To book a boat or discuss other boating needs please call Ginny and Stacey on +44 (0)1720 423373 or email us.
The office is open 08:30 - 17:30 Monday to Saturday, closed on a Sunday during the winter.
Next Jetboat Trip: TBC One hour jetboat trip around the islands. Minimum of 5 people; maximum of 12 people. £32 per person. Phone 01720 423373 to book.
Next Fishing Trip: TBC. 3 hour fishing trip on the Kestrel. Rods and tackle supplied. Phone 01720 423373 to book.
Next High Tide, St Agnes Trip: - this has now finished for the season.
Supported by The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas
Designed and Developed by nixon