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By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

Fly direct to Tresco with Penzance Helicopters - making the flight to the Isles of Scilly as memorable as the destination

Before you Arrive

Before you Arrive

Our pre-arrival checklist - from letting us know your travel plans to ordering your wine and groceries

Tresco Offers & Breaks

Tresco Offers & Breaks

From seasonal escapes to wellness and creative breaks and last-minute offers, discover our latest offers & breaks on Tresco Island

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

From a luxurious spa day or indulgent dinner to a weekend island retreat. Treat someone special to the ultimate island experience.

Eating on Tresco

Eating on Tresco

From beachfront dining to our cosy inn, get a taste for island-inspired dining with a Tresco twist

Grocery

Grocery

Place a pre-arrival grocery order and we'll deliver to your accommodation on your arrival

Events & Experiences

Events & Experiences

From the Low Tide Event to live music, Abbey Garden Theatre and more, discover extraordinary events on the Isles of Scilly

Day Trips to Tresco

Day Trips to Tresco

Whether you're coming from elsewhere on Scilly, or further afield in Devon or Cornwall, a day trip to Tresco is the perfect day out

World Pilot Gig Championships

One of the most spectacular sporting events in the country and one of the best kept secrets too...

From its humble beginnings in 1990 with 11 wooden pilot gigs taking part, the line-up now runs to around 130 boats of both men and women’s crews. In fact, the first races (from St Agnes to St Mary’s) on Saturday involve all the gigs, with a start line over a mile long!

The event takes place on the first bank holiday weekend in May, with the 2022 Championships from Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May 2022.

The fun starts on Friday evening with the veterans and super veterans races. On Saturday, the main men's and ladies races begin, with a spectacular first race involving all 130+ gigs. Saturday afternoon and Sunday see the heats and, on Sunday afternoon, the finals. Monday rounds off the event with a rugby match and a traditional gig sailing race.

Tresco Boats operate a full boating schedule to St Mary's throughout the weekend. From St Mary's, spectators can either watch the race from the shoreline or jump on one of the spectator boats.

Planned boat times will be available on the Tresco Boats website from a week before the event; please check confirmed times the day before.

Gig Racing Throughout the Season

If you're not on Tresco over the Gig Championship weekend, fear not!

Throughout the summer our inter-island gig races take place, with women racing every Wednesday night and men every Friday night.

Tresco Boats regularly follow the races - details will be posted on their website and boat boards across the island.

There is something spectacular - in the truest sense of the word - about a Gig Race, and to hop aboard a spectator boat and witness a race up close must count as one of the Scillonian holiday must-do experiences.

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Stay on Tresco

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