There is a taxi or minibus to meet each flight to bring you into the town and drop very close to the hotel.

However if you have mobility problems or heavy luggage then it may be a better idea to call a taxi to bring you right to the door. 


Taxis on St. Mary's are as follows:


DJ Cabs                   07717 121101  01720 423775

Dial a Doux              07799242220   01720 421011

Island Taxis             07879 817080  01720 422635

Toot’s Taxi               07570624669   01720 422142

Skybus Transport    01720 423701



When arriving by boat your luggage will be delivered if you label each bag for Schooners Hotel.  On your return journey from the Isles of Scilly, St. Mary's luggage can be collected from the Hotel and loaded on board Scillonian III prior to sailing. This service has to be arranged & is operated at a small charge per item by local haulage firms: Island Carriers (01720 422662) or Richard Hand Haulage (01720 423007). 


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You may have your own travel insurance but please check that they cover cancellation due to weather conditions as some don't.  

IOS Travel offer their own travel insurance. IOS Travel insurance We strongly recommend you cover all aspects of your travel and accommodation in case of cancellation due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.  

Travel Information

Whether you fly in by small plane or arrive by sea on the passenger ferry you know immediately that you're somewhere very special. Getting here is simple, and part of this holiday experience.

Fly with Skybus the 'island's own airline' from Land's End, Newquay and Exeter airports. The fleet consists of three, eight seater Britten-Norman Islanders and four De Havilland Twin Otters offering up to nineteen seats. Whichever route you choose, you'll enjoy a spectacular bird's eye view as the remote beauty of the islands unfolds below.

Arrive by sea on The Scillonian III, a scheduled passenger ferry service between Penzance and St Mary's. The ship has been newly refurbished for the 2013 season and offers comfortable reclining seats, a café bar, café, platform lift, baby changing facilities and open air deck seating. The voyage offers spectacular views of the coast from Penzance to Land's End, before you sail to the clear turquoise waters of Scilly.

Isles of Scilly Travel offer unforgettable travel by air from Exeter, Newquay and Lands End airports or by sea from Penzance. Call 0845 710 5555 or visit the Isles of Scilly Travel website as above for more information and online bookings.

Needing an overnight stay in Penzance?

We recommend  Longboat Inn, close to the train station for Skybus taxi pickup to Lands end  and also has a bag drop facility for a small charge.  There is also a taxi rank at the train station to take you to the boat if you have heavy bags. The Dock Inn ,  The Dolphin Inn are closest to the Scillonian or The Yacht Inn which is very close to the harbour also.