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Tresco Boat Services


Tresco Boat Services offers inter-island boating for the islands of Tresco and Bryher including island-hopping, scenic tours, private hire and arrivals & departures.

Boating for Tresco & Bryher

Scheduled services run daily in the main season aboard our larger ferries and you can generally just turn up and jump onboard (unless specified on the boat times below). Usually, our weekly trips are:

  • To St Mary's - Monday to Saturday
  • Between Tresco and Bryher - Daily
  • To St Agnes - Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday
  • To St Martin's - Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Circular trips for wildlife and sightseeing - Usually Sundays (weather and tide dependent)
  • Gig Racing - Wednesday & Friday nights during the racing season (may be phone to book - please check below)

Scheduled trips are advertised each afternoon for the following day on our website (see below), our Facebook page, Twitter and on boat boards around the islands.

Special Hire and Private Hire is also available, allowing you to book a boat at a time to suit you. To enquire, please call +44 (0)1720 423373 during normal office hours, or email us. Please note: boats should be booked in advance as we cannot guarantee availability on the day.

 

Monday 16th September

Tresco boating for Monday 16th September

09.45 New Grimsby to Bryher and St Mary’s
10.45 New Grimsby to St Martin’s Lowertown
12.45 Carn Near to St Mary’s
2.45 Carn Near to St Mary’s

Return times:

From St Mary’s:
• 12.30 to Carn Near
• 2.30 to Carn Near
• 4pm to New Grimsby (via St Martin’s Highertown)

From St Martin’s:
• 4.30 Highertown to New Grimsby

From Bryher:
• 5pm Bar to New Grimsby
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Bryher boating for Monday 16th September

09.30 Bar to Tresco
09.45 Bar to St Mary’s
10.45 Bar to St Martin’s Lowertown

Return times:

From St Mary’s:
• 4pm to Quay (via St Martin’s Highertown)

From St Martin’s:
• 4.30 Highertown to Quay

From Tresco:
• 5pm New Grimsby to Quay
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Tuesday 17th September

Tresco Boating for Tuesday 17th September


10.00 New Grimsby to Bryher and St Mary’s
11.00 New Grimsby to St Agnes
12.45 Carn Near to St Mary’s
2.45 pm Carn Near to St Mary’s


Returning from:

St Mary’s:
12.30 to Carn Near
2.30 to Carn Near
4 pm to New Grimsby via St Agnes

St Agnes:
4.20 to New Grimsby

Bryher:
4.50 Bar to Tresco


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Bryher Boating for Tuesday 17th September


9.45 Quay to Tresco
10.00 Quay to St Mary’s
11.00 Bar to St Agnes


Returning from:

St Mary’s:
4 pm to Bryher via St Agnes

St Agnes:
4.20 to Bryher

Tresco:
5 pm New Grimsby to Bryher

Upcoming Scenic Tours & Trips

Next Jetboat Trip: these trips are weather dependent  - please phone the office for information.  One hour jetboat trip around the islands. Minimum of 5 people; maximum of 12 people. £35 per person. Phone 01720 423373 to book.;

 

 

 

Tides & Fares

All boating is weather and tide dependent. You can find out latest Tide Table for tide predictions for the Isles of Scilly.

For prices, please see our latest fares.

 

Boating for St Martin's

From 2019, we are working together with St Mary’s Boatmen’s Association and St Agnes Boating to provide a more comprehensive, frequent and sustainable boat service for the island.

Tresco Boat Services will continue to provide all special hire boating and essential services boating (school boating etc) all year round. Special hire can be booked in advance via the Tresco Boats office on +44 (0)1720 423373 during normal office hours, or by emailing usPlease note: boats should be booked in advance as we cannot guarantee availability on the day.

St Mary’s Boatmen’s Association will operate all scheduled boating for St Martin’s during the main season, with St Agnes Boating providing a limited scheduled service in the winter. Schedule information will be published by these boat operators on their websites and on boat boards around St Martin's.

For further information, please see our St Martin's Boating Update.

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