Good for

  • Cruising
  • Exploration
  • Ocean passages
  • Training
  • Wildlife
  • Winter sun
  • Sun
  • Racing

Duration

  • 1 day
  • 2 - 6 days
  • 1 week +
  • 2 weeks +

Isles of Scilly

With over five islands to discover, there is no better way to explore this breathtaking cluster of island gems than under sail.

View sailing schedule

The Isles of Scilly boasts a plethora of dramatic, rugged coastlines – steep rock faces and deep inlets caused by the continuous pounding of huge rollers coming in from the Atlantic Ocean. These stunning islands feature large stretches of deserted white sandy beaches, dramatic rocky coves, stunning seascapes, amazing archaeological sites, beautiful walks and scenery along miles of coastal and country paths and nature trails. You’ll leave longing to return and questioning how somewhere like this could be part of the UK.

Composed of five inhabited islands – St. Mary’s, St. Martin’s, St. Agnes, Bryher and Tresco (with its world-famous Tresco Abbey Garden )– the entire archipelago is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it’s easy to see why! There are also numerous uninhabited isles to explore too, each offering a safe haven for wildlife and seabirds.

St Martins

Usually the first island you’ll see on the horizon with its red and white Daymark erected in 1683 welcoming you to Scilly,  St Martins is just two miles long yet it has some of the finest beaches in the British Isles, if not the world.

St. Mary’s

The Isles of Scilly’s largest island (population 1,800) and the gateway to the rest of the islands, st Mary’s main settlement is Hugh Town where you’ll find shops, pubs and a post office and plenty of places to sit with an ice cream and take in the view.

Bryher

The smallest of the inhabited island on the Scillies, Bryher has some beautiful walks and scenery and just 80 people are lucky enough to call it home. Hell Bay Hotel or the Fraggle Rock Pub for a light refreshment is a must for all guests.

Tresco

The second-largest of the islands, Tresco is a subtropical gem and home to the famous Abbey Garden, established in the 1830s by Augustus Smith. This horticultural paradise hosts a spectacular collection of more than 20,000 exotic plants from all corners of the world – many of which cannot be grown anywhere else in Britain.

St Agnes

The southernmost and smallest populated island of the Isles of Scilly is totally unspoilt and astonishingly peaceful. An island of extreme contrasts, with rocky outcrops on its exposed western side to serene beaches with the tranquillity of the sandbar between St. Agnes and Gugh on the other side.

Along with these main islands, there are also a plethora of smaller uninhabited islands that pilot cutter Pellew loves to explore during the summer months. Anchoring away from the hustle and bustle of island life and experiencing the wild side of Scillies.

Sailing and Exploring the Isles of Scilly

Discover this breathtaking archipelago situated off the coast of Cornwall on board a Cornish Pilot Cutter.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Date: 3 August 2020

Sailing and Exploring the Isles of Scilly

Discover this breathtaking archipelago situated off the coast of Cornwall on board a Cornish Pilot Cutter.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Date: 11 August 2020

Sailing and Exploring the Isles of Scilly

Discover this breathtaking archipelago situated off the coast of Cornwall on board a Cornish Pilot Cutter.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Date: 19 August 2020

SAILING AND EXPLORING THE ISLES OF SCILLY

Discover this breathtaking archipelago situated off the coast of Cornwall on board a Cornish Pilot Cutter.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Date: 2 September 2020

2021 Sailing & Exploring the Isles of Scilly

Discover this breathtaking archipelago situated off the coast of Cornwall on board a Cornish Pilot Cutter.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 29 April 2021

2021 Sailing & Exploring the Isles of Scilly

Discover this breathtaking archipelago situated off the coast of Cornwall on board a Cornish Pilot Cutter.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 11 May 2021

2021 Sailing & Exploring the Isles of Scilly

Join Agnes as she sails to explore her maritime heritage, discovering the beautiful archipelago of the Isles of Scilly.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 11 May 2021

2021 Sailing & Exploring the Isles of Scilly

Join Agnes as she sails to explore her maritime heritage, discovering the beautiful archipelago of the Isles of Scilly.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 3 June 2021

2021 Sailing & Exploring the Isles of Scilly

Join Agnes as she sails to explore her maritime heritage, discovering the beautiful archipelago of the Isles of Scilly.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 24 June 2021

2021 Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Sailing

Perfect for those who want a bit of open water sailing with an opportunity for walking exploration and wildlife watching.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 24 June 2021

2021 Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Sailing

Perfect for those who want a bit of open water sailing with an opportunity for walking exploration and wildlife watching.
  • Vessel: Pilgrim of Brixham
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 2 July 2021

2021 Sailing & Exploring the Isles of Scilly

Join Agnes as she sails to explore her maritime heritage, discovering the beautiful archipelago of the Isles of Scilly.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 15 July 2021

2021 Sailing & Exploring the Isles of Scilly

Join Agnes as she sails to explore her maritime heritage, discovering the beautiful archipelago of the Isles of Scilly.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Date: 29 July 2021

2021 Sailing & Exploring the Isles of Scilly

Discover this breathtaking archipelago situated off the coast of Cornwall on board a Cornish Pilot Cutter.
  • Vessel: Pellew
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Date: 24 August 2021

2021 Sailing & Exploring the Isles of Scilly

Join Agnes as she sails to explore her maritime heritage, discovering the beautiful archipelago of the Isles of Scilly.
  • Vessel: Agnes
  • Where: Cornwall
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Date: 24 August 2021
CORNWALL coverack

Destinations

Our range of vessels enables us to offer several destinations all over the globe. Which adventure will you choose?

View destinations
Tall Ships fleet

Our fleet

With vessels of all sizes and each with a unique history and construction, there is no shortage of choice for your sailing holiday.

View fleet