Water Sports

Scuba Diving and snorkeling
The waters around the Isles of Scilly provide an excellent aquatic environment to swim with seals, search for treasure on long-sunken wrecks or just explore underwater flora. Dedicated diving trips provide expert tuition and local knowledge.

Wind Surfing
Porthmellon provides an ideal location for wind-surfing: the shallow beach and steady cross-wind provided by the on-shore breeze at the end of another hot day produces near-perfect conditions.

Porthmellon is at the centre of sailing on Scilly and provides excellent conditions. Just a couple of minutes walk from the Terrace and onto the water for sailing courses, sail-boarding, wind-surfing to name but a few.



Boats and sailing equipment can be hired from the sailing centre on Porthmellon beach








Kayaking is available only a few minutes walk from Bay View Terrace at Porth Thomas.

Pilot Gig Racing
Scilly is the home of the World Gig Racing Championships held every May. In addition, inter-island races are held twice weekly during the Summer months (Ladies on Wednesdays and Gentlemen on Fridays). Why not join the flotilla of passenger launches as they track the competing teams from various starting points back to the harbour at St. Mary's?