Steam Packet

Isle of Man Steam Packet Ferries provides freight, passenger and vehicle services between the port of Douglas and four ports in England, as well as towns in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Both fast craft and conventional vessels make up a modern fleet providing high levels of on-board facilities including the 96-metre catamaran named Manannan, the largest of its type on the Irish Sea which has recently undergone a complete refurbishment.

Providing a year-round service for passengers, vehicles (including coaches) and freight between the UK, Ireland and the Isle of Man, approximately 600,000 passengers travel with Isle of Man Steam Packet annually. On top of that, they carry 170,000 cars and motorcycles per year: a figure which reaches roughly 10,500 within a 2 week period during the annual TT Motorbike Races.

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's aim is to provide consistent services with convenient and fast crossing times, and to offer a wide range of promotional fares to the travelling public. With the very latest fast craft ferries at their disposal, the company offers some of the quickest sailings across the Irish Sea.

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Steam Packet Customer Reviews

  • "Satisfaction"

    We are very satisfied with all aspects of our travel with Direct ferries as we have always been with The Steam Packet Company

    'James' travelled with Steam Packet

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  • "Happy Sailing"

    My sailing to Belfast also my return journey to Douglas were very pleasant The crew were helpful and I was very well looked after Thankyou

    'Dorothy' travelled with Steam Packet

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  • "First time travellers"

    One person in our little family group is afraid of anything that sits on water and she was not looking forward to the crossing. Imagine how delighted she was to find helpful staff, good seating arrangements and enough going on around her to make the journey a great experience. Fares very good value and a pleasant way to begin a holiday.

    'Susan' travelled with Steam Packet

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  • "trip to douglas from liverpool on Manannan"

    The smooth fast trip was a delight. perfect conditions on the sea and aboard. Good food and lounge seating .booking the trip was easy on line , the back up emails and the attention to detail was reassuring. I would travel again on the Manannan.

    'Brian' travelled with Steam Packet

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