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. provides an impartial ferry comparison service allowing you to view numerous ferry company timetables and fares in one quick and easy search. Compare Steam Packet timetables and prices now with all alternative ferry operators before booking your ferry ticket.

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All Steam Packet routes

Steam Packet Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely journey"

    The trip to Douglas and back went smoothly. I was very impressed with the comfort of the seating and the different seating arrangements, the lounge for a brew and even small theatres.  The only negative is the fact there are so few sailings which means those of us staying in BnBs that we must vacate at 10am or so are left with our luggage until the evening sailing. In my case that would have been nearly a day of sightseeing lost. Amazingly a local stepped in and stored my luggage in their parked car until the ferry was leaving.  I am so grateful to that lady!!  Look forward to seeing some luggage storage on my next trip.  Overall fantastic service!! 

    'Teresa' travelled with Steam Packet

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  • "Travel to isle of man"

    Efficient arrived early good facilities on board food was excellent 

    'Paul' travelled with Steam Packet

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  • "Ferry from heysham to Douglas "

    Was wonderful and orderly met lovely people on both trips coming and going

    'Timothy' travelled with Steam Packet

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  • "Recent round trip to the Isle of Man "

    The crew worked hard and efficiently in an helpful and friendly manner . The trays on the seat backs were looked as though they had not been cleaned before our journey not on our return and not between either .Overall though a good experience, Thank you.

    'Mike' travelled with Steam Packet

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