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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.

Tuesday 15th October

Tresco boating for Tuesday 15th October

10.15 New Grimsby to Bryher; St Agnes and St Mary’s
3pm New Grimsby to Bryher

Return times:

From St Mary’s:
• 2.30pm to New Grimsby
• 3.45 to New Grimsby (via St Agnes)


From St Agnes:
• 4pm to New Grimsby

From Bryher:
• 2.55 Bar to New Grimsby
• 4.30 Quay to New Grimsby
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Bryher boating for Tuesday 15th October

10.00 Bar to Tresco
10.15 Bar to St Agnes and St Mary’s
2.55 Bar to Tresco

Return times:

From St Mary’s:
• 2.30pm to Bar
• 3.45pm to Quay (via St Agnes)

From St Agnes:
• 4pm to Quay

From Tresco:
• 3pm New Grimsby to Bar
• 4.45 New Grimsby to Quay
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Wednesday 16th October

Tresco boating for Wednesday 16th October

10.15 New Grimsby to Bryher, St Mary’s and then St Martin’s
12.45 Carn Near to St Mary’s
3.15 New Grimsby to Bryher

Return times:

From St Mary’s
• 12.30 to Carn Near
• 2.45 to New Grimsby
• 4pm to New Grimsby via St Martin’s Highertown

From Bryher
• 3.10 to New Grimsby
• 5pm Quay to New Grimsby

From St Martins
• 4.30 from Highertown

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Bryher boating for Wednesday 16th October

10.00 Bar to Tresco
10.15 Bar to St Mary’s and then St Martins Lowertown
3.10 Bar to Tresco

Return times:

From St Mary’s
• 2.45 to Bar
• 4pm to Quay via St Martin’s Highertown

From Tresco
• 3.15 New Grimsby to Bar
• 5pm New Grimsby to Quay

From St Martins
• 4.30 from Highertown

 

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.

To sign up for our Boat Times Email click here

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