How Long Does It Take to Sail From Falmouth to the Scilly Isles?

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Sailing from Falmouth to the Scilly Isles is a popular route if you want to explore these beautiful islands off the coast of Cornwall. In fact, if you want to do it in style, why not do it with us on our sailing holiday from Falmouth to the Isles of Scilly?


But just how long will it take to sail from Falmouth to the Scilly Isles?


It can take between six to twelve hours to sail from Falmouth to the Scilly Isles, but it will entirely depend on factors including weather and tide. If you do the trip on our sailing holiday we may stop over for the night at the beautiful Helford River on the way. The total distance to the islands is approximately 55 nautical miles.


If you decide to sail by yourself and not on a First Class Sailing holiday, please be aware of the tidal currents in the area, as they can be strong and even unpredictable. Make sure that you plan your Falmouth to Scilly Isles journey around the tides. The prevailing wind is from the southwest so chances are you will be sailing into it for some/most of the passage there. But with any luck will have a flying sail back.



Take a sailing holiday to the Isles of Scilly with us


Accommodation on the Isles of Scilly is limited, often gets booked up well in advance and consequently can be quite pricey. So join us instead for a 9 day sailing holiday to the Isles of Scilly with all the freedom to roam that a yacht provides. With around 150 islands and only 5 inhabited, the wildlife makes exploring this enchanting archipelago set on the edge of the gulf stream a real delight, particularly when doing so by boat. For more information, click here.


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