Penzance to
St. Mary’s


2hrs 45 mins


March to November


Dogs allowed


1hr before departure

Day trips

Take a day trip to the Isles of Scilly, sailing across on Scillonian III passenger ferry

If you’re in Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly are close enough to visit for the day. Set sail from Penzance and soak up the spectacular sight of the Cornish coastline, spotting landmarks like the world-renowned open air Minack Theatre, the famous Porthcurno cove and the Land’s End peninsula

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Car Free Holidays

Combine a voyage aboard Scillonian III with the night sleeper service

Want to go on holiday or day trip without the hassle of driving? On the islands, you have no cars to worry about- so why not complete the experience and try a totally car-free trip. Connecting by train to the Isles of Scilly couldn’t be simpler- find out more about our rail and sail travel tickets

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Fly + Sail Ticket

Take a Skybus flight to the Isles of Scilly and return on Scillonian III

Our popular Fly + Sail round trip gives you the chance to experience either Skybus and Scillonian in a single break: fly out to the Isles of Scilly, then sail back to the mainland; giving you the experience of more than 1 transport method and more time on the islands

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Keep your eyes open for wildlife

Common Dolphin

Atlantic Grey Seal

Manx Shearwater

Ocean Sunfish

Basking Shark


So much to see along the way

As we sail along the coastline, you’ll be treated to a unique, seaward perspective of some of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s best- loved landmarks- often as you’ve never seen them before. How many will you be able to name?

The Mount

St. Michael's Mount- this tidal island dominates the coastline near Penzance. The monastic buildings on its summit are more than eight hundred years old.

Jubilee Pool

Scillonian III moors next to the 1935 art deco lido on Penzance’s promenade. It’s the perfect place to swim safely in fresh salt-water.


A tiny fishing village in West Cornwall with its picturesque harbour surrounded by narrow streets, cottages, galleries, gift shops and restaurants.

Minack Theatre

You’ll see the world- renowned open-air theatre, carved into granite cliffs overlooking Porthcurno- one of Britain’s most picture-perfect coves.


Three miles east of Land's End and on the south cost of Cornwall is the famous golden stretch of beach, attracting visitors from far and wide.

Land’s End

The last land before the Isles of Scilly. On a sunny day, the white buildings at Land’s End are visible before – or after – you can see the coast itself.


Scillonian III luggage allowance

Single and return trips

2 x Hold luggage

  • Max 20kg per individual luggage item
  • Combined total less than 25kg
  • 85cm X 60cm X 40cm

1 X Hand luggage

  • Max 5kg per bag
  • 40cm X 55cm X 20cm

Day trips

1 x Hand luggage

  • Max 5kg per bag
  • 40cm X 55cm X 20cm

Excess luggage and freight

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About Scillonian III

Today’s Scillonian III passenger ferry was built in Appledore, North Devon. In that time, she has covered more than half a million miles, and safely transported over four million passengers. The ship has a loyal and dedicated following of fans.

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