The Isles of Scilly
Clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, stunning anchorages and incredible semi-tropical plants & wildlife abound, all basking in the warmth of the gulf stream and the summer sun.
Thirty miles west from Lands End lie the glorious Isles of Scilly. Clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, stunning anchorages and incredible semi-tropical plants & wildlife abound, all basking in the warmth of the gulf stream and the summer sun. This is always one of the high-points of our year and is an opportunity not to be missed – what better way can there be to visit Scilly than aboard a Scillonian Pilot Cutter? Our usual itinerary sees us visiting not only the inhabited islands of St Marys, Tresco, Bryher, St Martins and St Agnes but also takes in some wildlife spotting down amongst the Western Rocks and occasionally a restful night in the Eastern Isles around Great Ganilly.
The Isles of Scilly (locals rarely refer to them as the Scilly Isles) have fascinating history and a plethora of flora and fauna which combine to make this our very favourite cruising area. Each island has a very different character and there are no marinas to spoil the view – just Amelie Rose rocking gently at anchor as her guests explore a new island every day.
In amongst the islands there’s a ton of wildlife to spot with seals and puffins lounging and flapping around the Western rocks whilst shore-side the Islands are a haven for all manner of exotic birdlife from the stunning Golden Pheasant to the many migratory species that stopover here.
For history lovers there’s prehistoric remains to discover and we have a special place in our hearts for the St Mary’s Museum wherein lies a half model of the AZ – a Scilly Pilot Cutter from which Amelie Rose’s lines are taken. That each trip begins and ends with a passage past maritime legends like the Lizard Peninsula and Land’s End really is the icing on this very moreish cake.
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