Tresco Island is the 2nd-biggest of Isles of Scilly (Cornwall, England), wit hland area approx 297 hectares (1 ml2), length-width 3,5 x 1,8 km (2x1 ml) and population under 200.
Isle of Tresco, unlike most Scilly Islands, is primarily run as holiday resort destination, with economy heavily based on tourism-related industries. The island is car-free - tourists are transported on farm tractors with trailers. Most visitors are overnight tourists served by tour boats and ferries (Tresco Boat Services) and also Tresco Heliport. Golf carts are also available,used mainly by disabled tourists.
In the period 1983-2012, BIH (British International Helicopter Services Ltd) operated regularly scheduled (year-round) flights between Tresco Heliport and Penzance Heliport (Cornwall). Currently, Tresco Boat Services run passenger shipping service connecting Tresco with other islands and occasionally operate roundtrip sightseeing tours.
Tresco Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Tresco Island dock (anchor) at New Grimsby - port town on the western coast.
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