Agapanthus Apartment, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Windsurfing on the Isles of Scilly
Porth Hellick, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly
Sailing on the Isles of Scilly
Kayaking on Scilly
Golf on the Isles of Scilly
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Activities - there's lots to occupy visitors on the Isles of ScillyThere's lots to occupy visitors on the Isles of Scilly

With an amazing landscape and marine environment, Scilly offers the visitor an ideal opportunity to take part in a diverse range of pursuits and activities suited to all ages. Whether it's aspiring to keep fit on holiday or wanting to indulge in a favourite pastime or specific interest, Scilly can help keep you active throughout your holiday period. Outlined below are some of the many activities on offer throughout the islands.


With everything from nature trail rambles or beach strandline strolls to wild rugged coastal path hikes, the islands are a true walkers paradise. For early Spring visitors there is the chance to take part in the popular annual walking festival. Walk Scilly 2019 - 3 to 12 April 2019 - A seven day festival with a series of themed guided walks taking place across the Islands. A variety of local experts lead over twenty walks, on topics such as archaeology and gardens, flora and fauna, castles and cliffs, beaches and birds, bats and boats.

Bird & Wildlife Watching

Island Wildlife Tours - Resident wildlife expert Will Wagstaffe organises conducted tours around the islands.

Island Sea Safaris - Popular two hour 'shipwrecks, seals and seabirds’ wildlife safaris operating from St. Mary's harbour.


St. Mary's Bowling - The island's new outdoor bowling green is situated adjacent to the Golf Club. Visitors welcome.


Book a Bike - Mountain bike and child trailer bikes available for hire. Delivery free to your accommodation.

St. Mary's Bike Hire - An extensive range of bikes and accessories suitable for exploring the beautiful island of St Mary’s


Scilly Diving - Charters available from the vessels 'Morvoren' from St. Martin's and 'Moonshadow' on St. Mary's.

Dive Scilly - Wrecks, reefs, walls, pinacles, cannon sites and seal charters available aboard 'Tiburon', St. Mary's


Fishing Trips - Three or five hour long wreck and reef trips aboard 'Kingfisher' departing from St. Mary's harbour


IOS Golf Club - St. Mary's. Open all year to members and non-members. Clubhouse offers meals and refreshments.

Horse Riding

St. Mary's Riing Centre -  Located in the centre of the island. Rides along coastal bridleways and quiet farm tracks.


Kayak Scilly - Operated from 'Thomas Porth', our local beach. Coaching, kayak hire and excursions available.

Sailing Centre - Located on Porthmellon Beach. Dayboats, dinghies, windsurfing, hire and instruction available.

Special Interests

Gardening - The community garden at Carreg Dhu on St. Mary's welcome visiting voluntary gardeners.

Painting - With such wonderful land and sea scapes, bright light and colours, Scilly is an artists dream.

Arts and Crafts - The Phoenix Gallery runs craft sessions on weekday afternoons. Suitable for adults and children.

Close to Home

Kayaking at Thomas Porth, St. Mary's

Kayak Scilly - Thomas Porth

Golfing on St. Mary's

Golfing - IOS Golf Club

The Islands Sailing Centre

Sailing Centre - Porthmellon

Bowling on St. Mary's

Bowling - IOS Golf Club