A special place... The Isles of Scilly are one of only two places in England where Manx Shearwaters breed
Under threat...The Isles of Scilly hold 3,000 fewer pairs of breeding seabirds than 25 years ago
We need YOUR help to protect our important seabird heritage
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.
Photos Nick Tomalin
The 'wildlife guide' team of volunteers
Monday 11th April, 'The shearwaters return to St Agnes'
Guide Jaclyn Pearson, 10:15am - 1:15pm
Wednesday 13th April, Gugh, “Carns and Coast'
with Guide Bob Dawson, 2- 4:45pm
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!
Schedule from St Agnes Quay (one day a week), and adult and child prices tba. 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.
Gannets are the UK's largest breeding seabirds and are commonly seen around the Isles of Scilly year round, especially in summer and autumn. Although many of our breeding seabirds have left by September to wander the oceans, Manx shearwaters can still be seen but our resident species remain, including fulmar, cormorant, shag and the larger gulls.
Come along to the off-island fetes, where we will have activities crafts and games for all the family - so you can have fun whilst learning about the project and seabirds. Fetes start approx 12pm (check out the islands 'whats on noticeboards' for confirmed times. Look out for the project stand and the orange hats!