Scillonian makes final sailing of season
Scillonian III will complete her last sailing of the season today (November 4th).
The vessel is scheduled to return to service on Monday March 18th 2019.
Isles of Scilly Travel wrote on social media: "Today is our last Scillonian sailing for 2018, we’ve enjoyed a great season at sea welcoming old and new passengers to our faithful passenger ferry, spotting glorious seabirds and cetaceans from aboard deck and making memories to last a lifetime. Scillonian will now be having a break and her annual winter maintenance before returning in Spring 2019."
Scillonian III undergoes maintenance throughout the winter to ensure she remains in working condition. All the ship systems are tested, surveyed and passed, including onboard fire protection systems and lifesaving equipment.
Marine mammal surveyors from ORCA saw six different species of cetacean plus seals, sharks, sunfish and tuna during Scillonian trips this season.