St Mary's Lifeboat Station

St Mary’s all-weather lifeboat is situated on one of over 100 islands in the Isles of Scilly, lying 28 miles from Land’s End. The station has a remarkable history of bravery, with 56 awards for gallantry being presented to the crews over its 170 year history.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from St Mary's Lifeboat Station

2.54pm 6 November 2020
5.11am 31 October 2020
5.15pm 5 October 2020
1.53pm 17 September 2020
1.58pm 31 August 2020
3.14am 25 August 2020
7.53pm 19 August 2020
2.02am 27 July 2020
3.27pm 21 July 2020
11.56pm 5 July 2020
8.11pm 10 May 2020
2.40pm 5 February 2020
5.32pm 20 September 2019
6.08pm 17 September 2019
2.08am 11 September 2019
12.23pm 9 September 2019
11.37am 6 September 2019
5.10pm 5 September 2019
12.06pm 15 August 2019
11.01pm 7 August 2019

Today's weather

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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

St Mary's Lifeboat Station
Harbour Bay
Hugh Town
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0PS

Station phone number

01720 422347

Visiting times

Monday-Friday 9am–5pm

Visitor contact

Chris Thomas

Visitor contact phone number

01720 422637

Shop hours

April-October
Monday-Friday 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm

Shop phone number

01720 423890

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News and media from St Mary's Lifeboat Station

Article Rescue
Lone yachtsman rescued by St Mary's lifeboat in horrific conditions
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Article Heritage
RNLI crew from three Cornish stations look back 10 years to longest service
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Article Lifeboats
Two call outs in 24 hours for the volunteers of Port St Mary RNLI
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Article Lifeboats
St Mary’s RNLI lifeboat launched to rescue damaged vessel
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Bring the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?