there is a choice of transport to your accommodation. Taxis
meet scheduled flights at the airport and if you arrive by
boat, it is a short walk into Hugh Town (you can arrange for
your luggage to be delivered) or you can take a taxi if your
accommodation is elsewhere.
around the island, there is a community bus service which
departs from opposite the Town Hall (timetable available from
the Tourist Information Centre). This will get you to town
in the morning in time for a trip on the boats or take you
from Hugh Town to within minutes of deserted sandy beaches.
There are several taxis which are very reasonably priced.
You can hire an electric cart seating up to 6 people. Or the
more energetic can hire a bicycle and wander at will around
the quiet lanes - the highest point of St Mary's, Telegraph,
is only about 150 feet (45 metres) above sea-level, so it
shouldn't strain your legs too much. Bus tours provide a leisurely
introduction to the island, with an entertaining and informative
commentray from the drivers.
are 15 or so passenger boats that work from St. Marys. Most
work together as the St. Mary's Boatman's Association which
provides the main passenger service between the islands, including
circular trips to view the seals and seabirds.
In addition to the Association, several smaller independant
boats run a more personal and individual service, including
Crusader run by Dave Hooper. Trips vary according to the
time of year and the weather - notice boards on St. Mary's
quay and in the town provide up to date information. Boats
are also available for hire.
Island Rover - (01720) 422131
Classic Car Tours - (01720) 422479
Dial a Doux Taxis and Tours - (01720) 421011 / 07799 242220
Toots Taxis* - (01720) 422142 / 07570 624669
Dial a Doux* - (01720) 421011 / 07799 242220
Island Taxis - (01720) 422126 or 422635
Q Cabs - (01720) 422260
DJ Cabs - (01720) 423775
Scilly Cabs - (01720) 422901
taxi operators also offer a Sunday service (most others don't
normally operate on Sundays).
St Mary's Bike Hire (the Strand) - 07796 638506
Book a Bike on Scilly (delivered to your holiday accommodation)
- (01720) 422786 or 07887 841033.
The Scilly Cart Co (Porthmellon) - (01720) 422121
Paulgers Transport: (01720) 423701
Every flight landing at St Mary's airport is met by one of
the Paulger's Transport drivers; they will take you and your
luggage to wherever you are staying or to the quay for off-island
visitors. There is no need to book. The charge is £4
per person, one way.
St. Mary's Boatman's Association - Rose Cottage, The Strand,
St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly TR21 0PT. For bookings and information:
Hicks & Sons Boat Hire - (01720) 422541
Crusader (Dave Hooper) - 07917 891962 (or tickets available
at Bourdeaux shop)
Sea Quest (glass bottomed boat) (Alfred Hicks) - (01720) 422511
Sea Safaris (rib with underwater camera) (Mark Groves)
- (01720) 422732
Calypso (Tim Fortey) - (01720) 422187
Blue Hunter (Paul Osborne) - (01720) 423377
& Tresco: Firethorn, Faldore, Cyclone, Hurricane (David
& James Stedeford) 01720 422886
Agnes: Spirit of St Agnes (David & John Peacock) 01720
Martins: Voyager, Enterprise, Lightening (Terry Perkins)