Scillonian Sunday Sailings To Be Bookable At End Of January

scillonian gangwayThe Isles of Scilly Steamship Company say they intend to start taking bookings for their new Scillonian III Sunday sailing dates by the end of this month.

Commercial manager, Nick Sanders, told Radio Scilly that the company will start Sunday sailings on the 7th July and will run around ten of these through the busy summer season.

This follows criticism on Facebook from some islands’ residents who say that Sunday sailings are not currently advertised on the company’s website and that telephone booking operators seem unaware of the plans.

Nick says there are still some operational arrangements that need to be put in place to allow 7-days-a-week sailing, which have delayed making the dates available, but he’s hopeful that those will be completed shortly.

The Sunday operation of the boat was announced by chief executive Jeff Marston during last month’s Council Transport Committee, where the company outlined it’s investment strategy and plans to fill the gap left by the pullout of helicopter operator, BIH.


4 Responses to Scillonian Sunday Sailings To Be Bookable At End Of January

  1. kev January 11, 2013 at 9:28 am

    St Marys airport isn’t open on Sundays, so no chance of flights unless that changes. A job for FRIST?

  2. J January 9, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Good new for us potential weekend tourists – Question is though, are B&B/hotels/campsites willing to allow single night bookings on a weekend and departure on Sundays? Last time I left on a Sunday boat (in June 2008) not staying the Sunday night was distinctively frowned upon and some providers not happy to take the booking in the first place!

    • Steven January 10, 2013 at 11:08 am

      I would guess that will depend, in part, on whether people want to arrive on Sundays.

  3. Ken Wilkins January 9, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    ‘Bout time, Sunday travel will increase the amount of day trippers and weekenders and hopefully the following year they’ll stay for a week or more and bring some more much needed revenue. Next step is to do the same for the air travel.