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Flying with Penzance Helicopters

Visiting the Isles of Scilly is magical. Getting there by helicopter is unforgettable.

The magic happens from the moment you are personally greeted upon check-in. In a state-of-the-art AW139 helicopter carrying up to 12 passengers, you’ll take-off over Penzance and will be whisked towards the enchanted Islands taking in incredible views as you go. As well as the legendary St Michael’s Mount and golden beaches of West Cornwall, you’ll enjoy a spectacular bird’s eye view of the dramatic cliffs, all while watching your pilot at work.

Your very first glimpse of the Isles of the Scilly will come sooner than you could ever imagine as St Martin’s with its pure white sands and iconic Daymark come into view. Turquoise seas thriving with marine wildlife will sparkle underfoot as you soar over the archipelago before the experience comes to a grand crescendo landing ready for your Island adventure on either St Mary’s or Tresco.

Every moment counts on this bucket-list experience.

The Helicopter

Our state-of-the-art, twin-engine, AW139 helicopter is the benchmark for offshore operations, exceeding safety standards.

Thanks to large cabin windows, you can enjoy unobstructed views of the picturesque Isles of Scilly, the ergonomically designed seats provide ultimate comfort and low vibration means reduced noise levels.

Fast, Convenient and Reliable

As the only scheduled service flying direct to both St Mary’s and Tresco, and taking just 15 minutes, this is the fastest and most convenient service from the mainland to the Islands. Park your car, or arrive from the train on the electric shuttle bus, check-in at our brand-new, purpose-built heliport at Eastern Green in Penzance and let the relaxation begin.

What’s more, the amazing aircraft performance, combined with the near sea-level heliport location in Penzance offers improved resilience to a variety of weather conditions, minimising disruptions to your journey. 

Penzance Heliport

Penzance Heliport is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund with a grant of up to £1.9 million. The heliport will improve the resilience and reliability of travel between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly whilst encouraging the use of low carbon transport to promote sustainable regional and local mobility.