Isles of Scilly

 

The Isles of Scilly are located off the most South Westerly tip of Great Britain. This sub-tropical archipelago is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the UK and its crystal clear turquoise waters are just beautiful. We have been captivated by the area and can’t wait to show you.

There are dozens of Islands however only a handful are inhabited.  St Mary’s, St Martin’s, St Agnes, Tresco and Bryher. The fantastic thing about the area is that it doesn’t matter what the weather is doing, we will find somewhere to explore.

The inner lagoon is sheltered making it possible to paddle in all but the most extreme conditions. The outside of the islands can be exciting so we can cater for most needs. 

We are planning to stay at the camp site on St Mary’s during our visit. We both believe St Martin’s and St Agnes are well worth an overnight stay, so although we are based on St Mary’s if the opportunity presents itself we may well do a bit of touring.

 What the trip includes:

Instruction, guiding and our local knowledge for 6 days paddling.

We have kayaks and equipment available to hire if required.  The kayak hire fee will be include the ferry transport cost. (usual charged at 1 return passenger ticket).

The St Mary’s campsite will be booked for you but you will be required to pay for your stay.  If you don’t want to camp then let us know. You can check out the campsite and other alternatives via; visitislesofscilly.com

Cost (2018):

£495       Instruction, guiding and our local knowledge for 6 days paddling.

£99         (may vary) Flexible return Ferry Ticket

£11.25   (2015) Per person per night for camping. They only take cash or cheque. (£1 shower) There is only one cash machine which is located on St Mary’s so make sure you have plenty of cash.

Getting there:

The times do vary slightly from week to week due to the tides.  There is only one ferry a day (Excludes Sunday) and it is just a passenger ferry.

We will meet you outside the harbormasters office on St Mary’s quay upon arrival. If you are bringing your kayak to St Mary’s then this is your own responsibility. Kayaks can be paddled around to the bay that is on the left side of the lifeboat station . We will be starting and finishing our days at this location whilst on St Mary’s. 

If you cannot find us on the pier then please make your way up to the Garrison camp site (10min up hill walk).  Make sure your bags are labelled for the Garrison and they will be taken to the site for you for a small charge.

We hope to set up camp before hitting the water in the afternoon for a short paddle. Please contact the isles of Scilly travel to book your tickets for the ferry. www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk

Food Shopping:

The Co-Op on St Mary’s carries everything you will need for food so no need to bring lots over with you.  The Co-Op will be open from 8am till 10pm. If you wish to go any of the restaurants then you will require to book as it can get very busy. 

The camp site has a small shop that sells all of the basics including camping gas and milk  etc.  You can also buy fresh croissants from 8am at the camp site, again Cash Only.

Parking in Cornwall:

For Parking in Penzance, please book with – www.Scillyparking.co.uk The transport to and from the car park to the ferry terminal is included in the price.

What to bring

Sleeping Bag, Tent, Camping Stove

Pots and pans, Plate’s bowls and KFS, Sleeping Mat

Paddling Equipment (can be supplied upon request)

Dry bags

Sun Cream and hats!

And all the other bits you normally need when camping.

The trip is limited to 6 clients so we can tailor to your needs but it does require 4 clients for the trip to go ahead.

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We offer training, journeys, activity days and adventures in Sea kayaking, Mountaineering and Navigation. Based in the North Lake District, we operate throughout the UK and offer sea kayaking expeditions abroad.