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Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

Quality ferry services for the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company provides a ferry service between the Douglas Ferry port and Heysham, Liverpool, Belfast and Dublin.

It is the oldest continually operating passenger shipping company in the world, beginning operations in 1830, and today still provides vital ferry links between the Isle of Man, the UK and Ireland.

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s aim is to provide consistent services with convenient and fast crossing times with a wide range of fares.

Its modern fleet of fast craft and conventional vessels provide high levels of on-board service.

imageFacilities include a restaurant serving hot meals, snacks and drinks and shopping facilities including a shop which sells perfume at discounted prices.

There are services to Liverpool, Dublin and Belfast with crossing times of 2 hours 30 minutes to Liverpool and slightly longer to Ireland. For a more leisurely cruise across the Irish Sea, the Ben-my-Chree operates a twice daily service between Heysham and Douglas.

The routes opertated by the Steam Packet Company are:

  • Isle of Man to Heysham ferry: year-round service
  • Isle of Man to Liverpool ferry: year-round service
  • Isle of Man to Belfast ferry: seasonal service only
  • Isle of Man to Dublin Ferry: seasonal service only
  • Isle of Man to Larne Ferry: during the TT Races.
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