Bus & Coach tours of St Mary's
|Normal tour||£8 per head|
|Groups of 20+ pax =||£8 per head|
|Groups of less than 20 pax||£160|
|Private Hire||Please Contact|
|Sorry, no half fares for children|
Aug 31, 12:31
Aug 31, 12:28
A gorgeous day in Scilly today. This is a view from the Golf Club and a lovely group of people who joined us this morning.
Aug 06, 15:21
Good Afternoon All, Just to let you know that I’ll be re-starting the tours on Monday morning. I’ve down sized to a 16 seater minibus so seats won’t be as readily available as they once were. If you have any visitors that want to go on the tours, please ask them to be at Holgate’s Green 15 mins before the departure time in order to avoid disappointment. It should also be noted that on Monday, Tuesday and alternate Friday afternoons, I’ll be busy with Mainland Coach Companies, so if you're staying on the Island, it’s advisable to choose an alternative time and day if possible. Through September, I have several bookings from Groups that are staying here on St Mary’s and due to the drop in the number of seats, I’ll be spending more time with them, trying to cater for their numbers. I can only apologise for the inconvenience a smaller bus will generate, but hopefully next year, we’ll be properly organised. I’ll do my best to keep you updated, but I ask you advise people to look for daily updates on the boards at Holgate’s. General rule of thumb….. No boards, No tours. Itinerary: Monday to Friday = 10:15 & 13:30 Saturday = 10:15 only. Sunday = No tours. Best wishes, Glynne (Island Rover)
Aug 05, 17:24
Latest edition to the Island Rover stable.
Jul 29, 19:19
It's with great regret that I have to say that the Volvo is now kaput. I've decided that due to the cost & logistics involved in shipping large vehicles to the Island, I'm downsizing to a 16 seater minibus. It's on lease and I'll be going up to Surrey to pick her up next week. I hope to be back up & running on Monday 8th August. I'm afraid it's the end of an era and the style of the tours will be changing to adapt to a smaller environment. As from next year, we envisage getting 2 minibuses, so the number of passengers we can cater for will remain almost the same as they are at present. Watch this space. :-)
Apr 21, 11:57
HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOUR MAJESTY. XX
Apr 21, 09:12
If all goes well, available times for tours from Holgate's Green are: 10:15 & 13:30 today (Thursday 21st) and 10:15 only on Friday 22nd. Booked up with 'Marco Polo' tomrrow afternoon. Wish I could say I was sorry, but I aren't. :-)
Apr 20, 08:39
Mar 25, 12:42
Times of tours as from Monday 28th March.: Mon to Friday = 10:15 & 13:30. Saturday = 10:15 only. Friday April 1st = 10:15 only (Booked with Cruise Ship in Afternoon)
Mar 23, 17:18
Taken aboard 'Wilma' the Bedford coach in March 2004, with a party of Radio Cornwall listeners who came over with Janet Ethorne. This was the first ever tour I did with 'Wilma' and we toasted her future with Co-op plonk.
Mar 23, 17:08
Well, that's the end of another era in the Island Rover saga. Due to cutting back on the number of buses, I lost Charlie Gibbs and Fred last year and today my mate Harry has told me that he wishes to retire. I'm back to being a one vehicle, one man band. Fred & Harry have done a sterling job over the years they've been with me and Charlie played his part on several occasions too. I'm going to miss having them around and I just want them to know how much I've appreciated their loyalty and honesty. I wish all 3 of them a happy and healthy retirement. GRL
Feb 18, 15:38
Well it's only another 4 weeks to start of the 2016 season. Monday 14th March. Watch this space for departure times.
Jan 25, 13:21
Harry on duty at the Chemist's Square, waiting for Shearings passengers to come off the Scillonian. Harry has a tendency to frighten passengers, now you can see why.
Jan 12, 09:47
HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY TO MARY WILSON TODAY. x
Jan 09, 14:47
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Dec 18, 20:24
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR CUSTOMERS & READERS, PAST. PRESENT AND FUTURE.
Oct 13, 19:35
Well that's it for another season. Lovely group from Jamesway's Travel to finish it off. Good fun and a great morning out. Bus now cosy wrapped and mothballs in place. Am now officially in hibernation.
Sep 30, 19:28
Well, today saw the last 'Shearings' group for the season so that's it for another year. One more full week then off on my hols. It's been a good season overall, some lovely people and no nasty b*****s to spoil it. If any of my customers get to to read this, "Thanks for your support and business!". Also a BIG thank you to Fred, who saw half the season out with me, for his loyal support over the years. Sadly this will be the last one that we work together. Also to Harry for making sure no-one got on without a ticket. Best of luck Fred, get well soon and 'thanks'. :-)
Sep 25, 15:22
View from the bus stop this morning. Vagrant stood in way of camera.
Sep 07, 17:29
Well, almost over for another year and it doesn't seem 5 minutes since we started. Last Thursday saw the last 'National Holidays' coach for 2015 and today saw my last Cruise Ship, The 'Azores' for 2015. Today should be the last time I have to go around 4 times in a day. 3 more weeks of hopefully earning, then 2 weeks going through the motions until 12th October when I cover my final booking.
Sep 02, 16:19
Fred coming back off holiday in 2014. Picked him up from Hounslow in London.
Don't want to speak too soon but minibus is very popular with passengers as is new CD style commentary.
Sorry folks but due to further mechanical problems, there will be no more tours until further notice.
After a day off the road yesterday due to mechanical problems, today we're operating as normal. 10:15 & 13:30
Another busy day with Shearings groups on Scillonian. Sunny but refreshing breeze. Everyone in good mood.
After hectic day yesterday, we should be back to normal today. Tours leave 10:15 and 13:30.
Cruise shop Marco Polo is now at anchor which means I'll be booked up all afternoon. Next available tour will be 10:15 Saturday.
Amazed at number of people wanting to know how their visitors can get out of the rain. Why the hell go out into it in the first place?
Last tour for season completed. Lovely crowd from Jamesway's Travel. Going into hibernation.
Latest update = Last tour for 2015 will be the 10:15 from Holgate's Green on Sat 10th October.
Well today saw the last 'Shearings' group for the season so it's all done bar the shouting. One more full week then I'm off into hibernation
Well last Thursday saw the last National Holidays coach for the season and today my last Cruise Ship.Counting down now.
Due to prior booking, there will be no 10:15 tour from Holgate's Green tomorrow. (Fri 28th) Sorry for any inconvenience.
Advance notification of a Group booking on Friday 28th. On that day there will be no 10:15 tour from Holgate's Green. Sorry!
Just to advise passengers that I'll be busy all day tomorrow (Friday 24th) with 'Magellan', there will be no tours from Holgate's Green.
Just a reminder that we only operate at 10:15 on Saturdays. Come along at 10:00 and bring a friend!