One of the best ways to explore the islands of Scilly is by sea kayak. There is nothing quite like leaving from St Mary’s or St Martin’s with your bearings set to Tresco, Bryher or St Agnes for the day, landing on a the beach and exploring under your own steam. This is ultimate freedom. Sea kayaking is also a great way to visit the uninhabited islands, the Eastern Isles, Nornour, Annet to see their birds and seals in their spectacular environment. If you are up for more of a challenge, and the conditions are right, it is also possible to paddle out to Bishop Rock lighthouse – the outermost dot of land in the vast Atlantic that then stretches all the way to America. Check out Expedition Paddler for the latest sea kayaking trips.
Visiting St Mary’s
Check out our island page for St Mary’s for more information
You might also be interested in:
- Walk the coastal path around the whole island – see our Islandeering route
- Watch a gig race
- Walk The Garrison
- Flowers of St Mary’s
- Visit islets off St Mary’s
- Wild swimming on St Mary’s
- Scilly Swim Challenge & inter-island swims
- Coasteering on St Mary’s
- Visiting ancient and historic sites
- Spotting whales and dolphins
The other Scilly Isles are also excellent destinations and all within easy reach of St Mary’s using the characterful inter-island boats.
Other islands of the British Isles
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