You’ll experience the unique charms of Scilly from the moment you check in with Isles of Scilly Travel, whether you’ve chosen to soar into the skies on a Skybus plane or opted for a leisurely sail on the Scillonian passenger ferry.
For those living in Cornwall and parts of Devon, there is also a chance to save up to 35% on a day trip sailing, thanks to the launch of a brand new Locals’ Offer for 2017. Isles of Scilly Travel is bringing back its hugely popular deal for West Country residents, enabling anyone living in the TR, PL, EX22 and EX23 postcode areas to take advantage of reduced day sailing tickets for midweek visits between March and June.
Sailing from Penzance on the Scillonian III offers mesmerising views from the deck of the famous Cornish coastline, as well as an opportunity to spot wildlife – the ferry is sometimes accompanied by pods of dolphins on its three-hour journey to Scilly.
Or if you decide to fly, Skybus services leave from Exeter, Newquay and Land’s End Airports and reach this breathtakingly beautiful cluster of islands off the Cornish coast in less than an hour from Exeter, half an hour from Newquay or an all-too-brief 15 minutes from Land’s End, with just enough time to soak up the stunning aerial views before you arrive on St Mary’s. Flights leave from Land’s End and Newquay all year round and from Exeter Airport between March and October.
However you choose to get there, you’ll arrive to discover a destination that is truly a world apart from everyday life, with deserted stretches of fine, white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters waiting for you.
There are five inhabited islands, each with its own unique charm and character and island hopping is a must with tripper boats making regular stops between St Mary’s, Tresco, Bryher, St Martin’s and St Agnes. Get back to nature with the opportunity to enjoy everything this magical archipelago has to offer in the great outdoors, from snorkelling with seals to embarking on a wildlife boat safari, kayaking to an off-island, exploring tropical gardens or searching out rare birds and historic sites of interest.
Or you could just strap on your walking boots and wander at your leisure along the 60 miles of coastal paths and scenic nature trails, which are all bathed in never-ending views across the islands.
So what are you waiting for? Make your escape this year – visit the website or give the team a call to book your Skybus flights or Scillonian ferry tickets to the Isles of Scilly.
The Locals’ Offer is available for Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday sailings throughout March, April, May and June, and open to full-time residents of the specified postcode areas and for new day trip bookings on Scillonian III only.
Return tickets booked through this offer cost just £25 per adult, £15 per child and £10 per infant. Proof of residency in the appropriate postcode areas will be required on collection of tickets.
For full terms and conditions, see www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk/plan-your-trip/terms-and-conditions and to book sailings through the Locals’ Offer, quote ‘Local17’ when booking over the phone.
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