How to book ferries from England to Isles of Scilly

There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between England and Isles of Scilly operated by 1 ferry company – Isles Of Scilly Travel. The Penzance to St Mary's ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 2 hours 45 minutes.

Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this England Isles of Scilly crossing between Penzance and St Mary's.

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Ferries from England to Isles of Scilly

About England:

England comprises the central and southern parts of Great Britain which lies in the North Atlantic, separate from continental Europe.

The country is the largest of the four so-called ‘home nations’ that make up the United Kingdom and also includes over 100 smaller islands including the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly.

England’s capital city, London, is a vast and diverse metropolitan centre and a global capital of finance, culture and fashion.

Travel by ferry is popular and convenient mode of transport amongst the British public and as an island with a wealth of first class ferry ports, England is a great departure point by ferry for many destinations, both domestic and international. Many of the worlds’ leading ferry companies are household names and operate numerous crossings serving the population of Great Britain.

About Isles of Scilly:

The Isles of Scilly make up the southernmost location in England, encompassing five inhabited islands called St Mary’s, St Agnes, Bryher, Tresco and St Martin’s, thirty five miles from the Cornish peninsula.

Despite their proximity to the mainland, the Scillies feel totally separate from England, characterised by Caribbean-style shorelines, glorious vineyards, turquoise seas and some of the lowest crime rates in the world. Throughout the islands, readily available are top-quality water sports, sumptuous seafood restaurants, a fully flourished arts culture and plenty of scenic walking routes. Family camping holidays and long boat trips are also popular choices, thanks to the islands’ isolated position and unspoiled landscape.

Travelling by ferry is by far the most affordable way of reaching the Isles of Scilly from England. Ferries depart Penzance in Cornwall half a dozen times a week, arriving in the port of St Mary’s in under three hours.