Cromwell Castle, Scilly Isles, Showcasing Lush Landscape and Clear Blue Waters (Photo: Neil Duggan/Shutterstock)
Cromwell Castle Tresco and Bryher, Scilly Isles, Cornwall, UK (Photo: Neil Duggan/Shutterstock)

Caroline Costello
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Scilly Isles

Not far from Cornwall, the Scilly Isles is an archipelago comprised of five islands off the coast of southwest England. Scilly Isles cruises usually tender in Hugh Town on the Isle of St. Mary's. In Hugh Town, cruisers can explore a historical Old Town center, dine on fresh fish in a restaurant overlooking the harbor or take a stroll to a nearby Iron Age settlement.

Beyond St. Mary's, smaller, quieter islands offer the chance to experience a slower way of life. For example, the Island of Tresco is known for its well-kept Abbey Gardens, while St. Martin's is famed for its beaches.

Shore Excursions

About Scilly Isles


Beaches and beautiful coastal vistas abound on these lovely isles.


Crowds descend upon the islands in summer.

Bottom Line

Pick an island -- any island -- for a perfect port day.

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