Tresco, Isles of Scilly, UK

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Getting To Know Tresco – Cruise Port Guide

Our Tresco cruise port guide is a quick and easy insight into the best way to spend your time during your visit to this beautiful island.

Tresco is the second largest island ( two and a half miles long and one mile wide) within the beautiful Isles of Scilly archipelago, which is located 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall. You’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped onto a tropical island when you visit Scilly, as they really are stunning. Tresco is a tender port, so you’ll be taken ashore either by the ships tenders or via larger local boats. You can explore the island with relative ease and probably stumble across some incredible beaches as you go.

In August you’ll find the ‘Low Tide Event’, a pop-up food event held between the islands of Tresco and Bryher. It’s a truly unique Scillonian experience. As you can literally walk between the islands during the morning, it’s the perfect opportunity to maybe explore Bryher. Boats operate in the afternoon to ferry passengers between the islands once the tide comes in.

Don’t forget to stop by our cruise blog for updates on Tresco cruises.

 Travel Tips

Not many people know that Tresco is a privately-owned island

There are ferries operating between several other islands and the mainland

Tresco is a car free island. People get around on foot and via bicycle

Some of Cornwall’s finest are can be found on Tresco at the Tresco Gallery, which has been in operation for more than 20 years

Tresco Scilly Isles

Key highlights of Tresco

  • Tresco Abbey Garden
  • Tresco Island Spa
  • Exploring via Bicycle
  • Cromwell Castle
  • Bird Watching
  • Snorkel with Seals


Tresco, Isles of Scilly

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