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Johanna Lucretia - Isles of Scilly Programme

sail to the Isles of Scilly on a schooner

Bound for Scilly - from Falmouth or Plymouth

There will be only limited opportunities to sail Johanna Lucretia to this unique group of granite islands with dazzling white sand beaches, sub tropical gardens, flower fields & heather moorland this year. This is a great voyage for keen sailors as it involves either a 60 mile passage from Falmouth or a 100 mile jaunt along the coast from Plymouth. Once moving between anchorages in the Scillies there is intricate navigation and traditional pilotage to learn for those who are interested, or just enjoy the view.  The Isles of Scilly is great for bird watching, dolphins and seals. The seas are crystal clear for snorkeling but bring a wetsuit!

Western Grey seal in the Eastern Isles on Scilly
Western Grey seal in the Eastern Isles on Scilly

Ideal for those who love the mix of a coastal passage that slips down the Lizard coast with the tide and then becomes more and more offshore in character. As you cross Mounts Bay and sail beyond Lands End you can lose sight of all land and then you know you are truely out in the Atlantic Ocean. In the Scillies your landing stage is usually a beach, so if you like wild anchorages without marine type facilities then these wildlife and nature voyages are for you.  For those who have not been to the Isles of Scilly expect scenery not too different from the Seychelles, glistening blue sea water, stunning deserted beaches and 360 degree panoramas from anchorages where there is no light pollution. Bird watchers, wildlife photographers, Robinson Crusoe types and sunset watchers will love this place.

Your Landing Stage is a Beach

Typical anchorages might be St Mary's Roads off St Marys or Tresco, The Cove in St Agnes, New Grimsby between Bryher and Tresco or Old Grimsby and St Helen's Pool, Amongst uninhabited islands in the Eastern Isles or Great Bay in St Martins.

Sailing to Scilly Isles on a bigger ship gives you a more stable platform, especially with a good wind in your sails
Sailing to Scilly Isles on a bigger ship gives you a more stable platform, especially with a good wind in your sails

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