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Isles of Scilly photography tour

Dates: 7-10 May 2021

Location: Isles of Scilly, off the southwestern tip of Cornwall, southwest England.

Price: £450 per person (excludes accommodation and transport to and from the Scillies).

Get a 5% discount off this fee if you book before 31 March 2020.

Isles of Scilly photo tour

Photography in the Isles of Scilly

Three nights/four days of photography in the Isles of Scilly, a cluster of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, about 30 miles southwest of Land’s End, Cornwall’s westernmost tip. These islands are renowned for their immense beauty, stunning natural light (even in bad weather!), a beautiful garden, and diverse and marine wildlife.

During the tour we will be based on St Mary’s, the main island, but much of our time will be spent visiting some of the other islands, both inhabited and uninhabited.

Highlights will include:

We will also be photographing rugged coastal scenes on some of the other islands, namely St Agnes, Gugh, Samson and St Martins.

To see the full itinerary, click here…>

Getting to and from the Scillies

Access to the Scillies is via either the ferry that runs daily (except Sundays) between Penzance (on the mainland) and St Mary’s, or via flights that connect St Mary’s with Land’s End, Newquay and Exeter.


The ferry crossing, aboard the Scillonian, takes about 2 hours 45 mins, departing from Penzance usually at about 9.15am and arriving in St Mary’s at about midday. For the return trip, the Scillonian leaves St Mary’s at about 4.30pm, reaching Penzance at about 7.15pm.


There are regular flights between St Mary’s and Land’s End Airport, taking about 15 minutes, plus less frequent trips between Newquay and Exeter.

Ferry or flight?

Of course the flights are much faster than the ferry, but luggage is severely restricted, which may make problems for anyone bringing camera equipment. There are no such problems with the ferry, of course, but the crossing can be quite rough if unlucky with the weather.

Also be aware that flights are frequently cancelled due to low cloud or fog. If this happens you will be transferred to the ferry, with bus links between the ferry pier in Penzance and your original airport.

Remember that, if travelling by ferry it might be necessary to stay overnight in Penzance the night before travelling to the Scillies, and possibly also on your return.

Finding out more and booking

All the transportation can be booked through Isles of Scilly Travel:

Tel: 01736 334220  E-mail:

How to book and pay

To make a confirmed booking, please supply us with your name(s) and all contact details, and pay a non-returnable deposit of £50.

Payment is by BACS bank transfer, PayPal or cheque only.

To take advantage of the 5% discount on the total bill be sure to make your confirmed booking by 31 March 2020.

Please remember that your booking is not confirmed until the deposit has been received by us.

The remainder of the fee is payable by 28 February 2021.

If you would like to pay in instalments this is fine: please talk to us about this to arrange the instalments and to set up a standing order with your bank.

What is included in the fee:

What is not included in the fee:

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What to do next?

Select what you’d like to do next:

What to do next?

Select what you’d like to do next:

Accommodation in the Scillies

We have decided to offer this tour exclusive of accommodation, to enable those on the tour to choose the type of accommodation and level of comfort they would prefer for themselves.

We do ask you to choose accommodation in Hugh Town, the main town on St Mary’s, to ensure that everyone is close together and hence easy to organise.

We don’t promote or endorse any particular guesthouses or hotels, but to start your search you could try the following link:

Please remember that you will be responsible for paying for your accommodation, in addition to the tour fee.