St Agnes Boating runs two passenger boats: the Spirit of St Agnes and the Enterprise. They take daily trips to the main island of St Mary's, where you can go shopping, book sailing or windsurfing sessions, go horse-riding, cycling, golfing and more. Each day, there's a trip to another of the off-islands, or a circular trip to go seal and puffin spotting out among the wild rocky places. Click on the photograph above to find out more about exploring the islands with the St Agnes boatmen, or read on to get some ideas about venturing further afield.
No more than five miles across and home to only 1,500 people, St Mary's still seems big and busy when you come from St Agnes. There are some lovely clothes shops, art and craft studios and good places to eat; and it is well worth getting off the beaten track to go 'up-country' as the islanders say, to find pretty beaches, a Romano-British village, Bronze Age burial chambers and a Garrison built to defend the islands against the Armada.