From the UK, you will first need to travel to the island of St. Mary’s, the largest inhabited island in the Scillys.

By sea

Catch the Isles of Scilly ferry, the Scillonian, from Penzance to St. Mary’s. The Scillonian is a passenger ferry and the crossing takes 2.75 hours. Dogs are welcome onboard, and the ferry generally makes one return crossing a day.

By air

Catch the Skybus to St. Mary’s, from Exeter, Newquay or Lands End in the UK. The flight time is 15-60 minutes depending on departure location. You’ll see unforgettable views descending over the Isles of Scilly. Please note that the Skybus flights rely on good weather and visibility. From St. Mary’s airport you’ll need to get a shuttle bus down to St. Mary’s Quay, and from there board a boat to St. Martin’s. There are shuttle buses outside the airport to meet every Skybus flight, the journey takes 10 minutes, and is £8 for a return journey. It is vital that you inform reception at Karma St. Martin’s of your travel arrangements so that we can assist you. Travel to the Isles of Scilly is popular and it is recommended you book well ahead of your stay to avoid disappointment. Dogs can travel from Lands End Airport and Newquay airport.

On St. Mary’s Quay

From St. Mary’s, catch a boat to St. Martin’s. All boats are tide dependent, and the precise departure times are not announced in advance. There are two boat companies which operate boats between St. Mary’s and St. Martin’s, and you can either catch a scheduled boat or a private ‘special’ boat. A scheduled boat is approx. £7.00 for a single trip, and special boats start from approx. £60.00 for a single trip. If you have informed Karma St. Martin’s reception team of your method of transport to St. Mary’s, they will contact you to inform you of boat times the evening before your arrival. If you prefer a private boat, please notify reception in advance so they can help you make necessary arrangements.

Arriving on St. Martin’s

St. Martin’s has two quays which the boats will arrive/depart from either quay subject to tides. Higher Town Quay: is a thirty-minute walk from Karma St. Martin’s. We endeavour to ensure there is a porter and vehicle at Higher Town Quay to meet every boat and assist with luggage and transfers if needed. Lower Towns Quay: is mere meters from Karma St. Martin’s, and a two-minute walk to our front door. We endeavour to ensure there is a porter on Lower Town Quay to meet every boat and assist with luggage.

St. Martin's on the plate

Our top picks of restaurants in the region

Cloudesley Shovell Restaurant
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Adam’s Fish & Chips
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Little Arthur
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Polreath
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The Seven Stones Inn
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The Island Bakery
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PLACES TO VISIT WHILE STAYING AT KARMA ST. MARTIN’S

The Chapel-Down
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Little Bay and Great Bay
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White Island
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Churchtown Farm
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Fay Page Jewellery Studio
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St. Martin’s Reiki Centre
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Tennis
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St. Martin’s Island Hall
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Scilly Seal Snorkelling
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St. Martin’s Water Sports
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The Isles of Scilly
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Bryher
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St. Agnes
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Boating
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Troytown Farm
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St. Martin’s Vineyard & Winery
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Karma Spa
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St. Mary’s
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Tresco
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We look forward to welcoming you to Karma St. Martin’s. We remain at your disposal for any additional information to help you plan your stay. Please get in touch on
reception@karmastmartins.com