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“Excellent”

St Mary's Boatmen's Association
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in St Mary's
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: St Mary's Boatmen's Association (SMBA)is a co-operative of ten boats that can carry up to 72 to 100 persons per boat. The Association operates between 1st April (or Easter if it falls in March) until 31st October annually. There are trips seven days a week with the boats operating on a rota system. The boats depart St Mary's for the other islands (direct trips)and to see wildlife and the outer rocks and islands (circular trips) at 10:15am and 2:00pm as a minimum. At busier times there are additional departures, particularly to Tresco which should also have services at 11:15 and 12:15. Tides and weather may affect services occasionally. 2014 Prices from £8.50 (child £4.30) return. Most expensive cruises are to Bishop Rock or The Seabird Special at £16. A child fare applies for kids over one year and under fifteen. Take advantage of our 'ten ticket' special offer - Ten direct tickets for £72 (a saving of £13). These tickets can be upgraded on the boats if you want to do a more expensive 'circular'.
Reviewed 10 August 2014

Fabulous service, punctual and friendly. Visits all the islands, lots of options, very pleasant experience, thank you!

Thank TheCoop45
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

We've been here for many years, and they are always really friendly! Nearly always on time, and really helpful with children and dogs.

Thank ScillyReviewer
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Cost is small.
On time.
Very friendly and helpful.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
Best community service I've ever seen.
Good luck to them all.

Thank Andy F
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

trips to off islands organised by St Mary's Boatmen's Association are to be recommended. Our hotel (Schooners) was visited every morning at breakfast by a jolly boatman who detailed all the trips for that day. All boatmen at the quay were friendly, helpful and ensured safe access for us older people.

Thank Hantscouple555
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

A MUST DO when visiting the Isles of Scilly.....A number of scenic Islands to visit during the day and some evenings , these boats and the men who organise the schedules are amazing , helping you on and off from the Quay steps nothing is too much trouble ! Their local knowledge and knowledge of bird life and trips to see the seals and puffins ( in season ) just magical .

Thank Carol D
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