Fishing and farming are still part of the islands’ economy, but the residents also offer a warm welcome to visitors on their shores.
Activities for the visitor include sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, horse riding by the sea, painting, wildlife tours, archaeology walks, sea fishing, photography, coastal walking, cycling, wine tasting, diving with seals and boat trips to uninhabited islands.
Getting there is easy, Isles of Scilly travel fly from 5 UK airports and sail from Penzance to the beautiful St Mary’s.
Just off the coast of Cornwall Skybus – flys 6 days a week to St Mary’s, with flights every hour from Land’s End during the summer.
The Scillonian III – sail from Penzance harbour, and take in the Cornish coastline, but trust us when we say that an arrival by sea is an enchanting start to your holiday.