Cornwall LivingIssue #144

With Isles of Scilly Travel, experience is everything

With a firm belief in the power of experiences, Isles of Scilly Travel asks us, what ignites our love of travel? 

It’s common knowledge amongst the team at Isles of Scilly Travel that you don’t need to travel far to expand your horizons. After all, sometimes the most memorable experiences aren’t that far from home. Imagine a short break that was a true escape from everyday life, doused with a touch of adventure. A break where you could push yourself outside of your comfort zone and learn new things, where you could connect with people and nature while experiencing true freedom.

Let us introduce you to the magical Isles of Scilly, where you can find all of this and so much more. Lying just 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, the islands are easily close enough to visit for a short staycation, as thousands of people do each year. These tropical, sand-fringed islands are the most south-westerly point of the UK, beautifully wild and unspoilt.

There are five inhabited islands, each unique with its own magic. You could be forgiven for thinking you had flown long-haul rather than a short journey from the mainland.

There’s no mass-market tourism here; this is what ‘local’ looks like. It’s as authentic as travel gets. But, as remote as the islands are, there is no shortage of experiences on offer. As far as activities are concerned, these small islands really pack a punch!

From the quintessential Scilly activity of island-hopping to snorkelling with resident seals, making your own island gin to horse riding along empty beaches, joining a wildlife boat safari to exploring by kayak, bike hire to wild yoga – the Isles of Scilly really do have something for everyone. What’s more, they’re famously dog friendly, so make sure to bring your four-legged friends along for the adventure – your pooch is welcome on board Skybus and Scillonian III.

If you’re seeking paradise in 2024, whatever your travel needs might be, Isles of Scilly Travel has got you covered. You can fly with Skybus year-round from Land’s End Airport or sail on board Scillonian III from Penzance between March and November.


The Isles of Scilly is the UK’s largest archipelago. With five inhabited islands, 140 or so more provide a safe haven for wildlife and seabirds. It’s a place quite unlike any other, so if you’re looking for an experience to remember for years to come, why not consider the Isles of Scilly for your next adventure?


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