Leaving from Penzance gives you maximum time to enjoy Isles of Scilly and the most westerly part of the south west coast and its rugged and beautiful landscape. It’s a real getaway from the mainland and an escape to the islands. The skipper and crew have explored the Scillies many times and can show you the very best that this archipelago has to offer.
Grayhound welcomes individual sailors but we do also have lower prices for children 5-15.
Enjoy a different anchorage each night
Perhaps the Cove on St Agnes with its disappearing sandy causeway; Old Grimsby or St Helens Pool under the sweep of Round Island lighthouse; the fjord like passage between Tresco and Bryher; The bustle of Hugh Town harbour; or chill out amongst the uninhabited Eastern Isles with only seals and Peregrine Falcons for company.
The white glittering sands are reminiscent of the Seychelles, the turquoise waters are crystal clear, but the water temperature is refreshingly British! It is a paradise for divers so if you are into snorkelling please feel free to bring masks and wet suits.
Exploring ashore is a key part of the holiday with tropical Tresco Abbey Gardens to visit, or you can wander lonely as a cloud over purple heathland or beach comb amongst the oyster catchers.
The pilotage between the islands is complex and fascinating, if you are interested in navigation there is opportunity to get fully involved. We sail when the tides or winds are right, either between the islands or around the edges
Grayhound has an excellent reputation for high quality food. Fresh and healthy family meals, locally sourced and organic meat, veg and fruit where possible and plenty of home baked cakes. Grayhound always provide a local Cornish cheeseboard to go with our organic wine. They only cook with free range eggs and chicken and are good at catering for kids, younger children can eat with Malachi while parents help on deck.
At the end of a perfect day in the Scilly Isles supper is often cooked on open fire on the beach as the sun sets in a fiery red ball into the Atlantic Ocean.