Beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt, you’ll want to stay a while in the Isles of Scilly. You won’t find any marinas here, but moorings can be found in St Mary’s Harbour and several other locations and there is no shortage of good anchorages. St Mary’s is best for fuel and other marine services as well as banks and provisions.
There are 38 large visitor mooring buoys in St Mary’s Harbour, some of which are suitable for vessels up to 60ft or 18m. Rafting up may be required at busy times. Contact St Mary’s Harbour on VHF Ch 14. The harbour speed limit is 3 knots and there is no anchoring within the harbour or approaches. Water and electricity are available alongside the quay wall (subject to tidal constraints) and toilets and showers are provided on the quay. The whole harbour is covered by free Wi-Fi and a launderette, banks and shops are within easy reach.
Diesel and petrol are available both in cans and direct to vessel from Sibleys and they can also supply gas. Please note the fuel berth is subject to tidal constraints. Contact them on VHF Ch 12.
Good anchorages can also be found on St Mary’s. Porth Cressa is good in west north westerlies but exposed to swell from the south east to south west. Watermill Cove has good shelter in winds from south to north west.
Karma St Martin’s Hotel (+44 (0)3 333 232 353) has moorings directly in front of the hotel at Lower Town Quay and offers shower facilities as well as food and drink for weary sailors.
St Agnes & Gugh
Porth Conger and The Cove are good anchorages separated by a sandbar between St Agnes and Gugh. Porth Conger, north of the sandbar, is sheltered in southerlies except when the sandbar covers near high water springs. The Cove is well sheltered from west and north winds except when the sandbar covers. Beware of cables.