A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed

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Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago

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We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage

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Scillonian III Day Return Cruises, Fridays

 Each Friday, Volunteer Wildlife Guides are on board  the scheduled outward and return crossings* on the MV Scillonian III  between Penzance and St Mary's.

These day return cruises to the Isles of Scilly provide a memorable wildlife spotting opportunity en route to St Mary's, Isles of Scilly. Our friendly and knowledgeable RSPB guides will point out various seabirds from gannets and guillemots to Manx shearwaters and razorbills. Basking sharks and dolphins are among other marine wildlife it is possible to see. 

Fridays only.  Normally departs Penzance at 9.15 am (note: some variations due to tide), returning 4:30 pm from St Mary's. Check Scillonian sailing times online for details.

Prices (2015) £40 standard price, £35 discount price for RSPB members if membership number quoted at the time of booking. Booking essential. 

* Sailing takes just over 2.5 hours one way. 

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Walk Scilly  

Head tp www.visitislesofscilly.com/walkscilly to find out dates and available walks. To make a booking call 01720 424036 or email events@visitislesofscilly.com.


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RSPB Date With Nature

Held at Tresco Abbey Garden in June and September

Join the RSPB for a FREE guided walk to the Abbey Pool and back

Learn more about the work of the Isles of Scilly Seabird Recovery Project

Walks last 45 minutes. For more details ask at the RSPB information point.

Guided walks are weather dependent!

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Wildlife Safari

Annet and the Western Rocks

Weekly trips on Wednesdays with St Agnes Boating

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Explore the rugged coast of Scilly, its wildlife and history, with skipper John Peacock and a volunteer guide from the Isles of Scilly Seabird Recovery Project.

Schedule from St Agnes Quay (one day a week). Trip lasts 1.5 to 2 hours - wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Check www.stagnesboating.co.uk for up to date details on how to book trips and to learn how trips may be affected by tides and weather.

Photo by Nigel Climpson

Principal Funders

  • Eruopa
  • Natura 2000
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • DEFRA

Project Partners and Supporters

  • RSPB
In addition to generous support from LIFE, the EU’s progamme for financing key environmental schemes across the continent and the UK’s own Heritage Lottery Fund, the Seabird Recovery Project is also being supported by the Isles of Scilly’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Sustainable Development Fund and the Isles of Scilly Bird Group.