Port of Douglas
Harbour Information, Terminals and Facilities
(Douglas, Isle of Man, British Isles)
Douglas Port is the primary and only ferry port on the Isle of Man, with services connecting the island with the British Isles and the Irish mainland. The ferry terminal is situated on the waterfront, on Central Promenade, right in the heart of the city.
Facilities at the terminal include the Terrazza Café in the Departure lounge and a convenience store, while the shopping amenities in Douglas are close at hand.
Douglas' main commercial areas can be accessed from the terminal on foot. The terminal is also well equipped to deal with disabled passengers.
Limited parking facilities are available at the terminal, with some spaces reserved for disabled drivers. Additional parking spaces are available in Douglas centre, which is within walking distance of the terminal.
The Isle of Man measures just 53 km / 33 miles by 21 km / 13 miles, The island offers a range of activities for visitors, with the famous TT motorcycles race attracting hordes of spectator each year. Despite being part of the UK, the Isle of Man has its own legal system and the world's oldest continuous parliament, Tynwald.
The port is connected to the rest of the island via a comprehensive road system and buses operate from Douglas Bus Station on Lord street to towns across the island, making accessing the ferry terminal easy.
Ferry services at Douglas Port are operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, with routes connecting Douglas with Heysham, Liverpool, Dublin and Belfast. While the majority of services are served by conventional ferries, Fastcraft ships also serve these routes during the busy summer months.
The journey from Heysham to Douglas takes 2 hours on board the Fastcraft and 3 hours, 30 minutes on conventional vessels. Liverpool to the Isle of Man takes 2 hours, 30 minutes on the Fastcraft, and 4 hours on normal ferries. Dublin is a 2-hour, 45-minute journey by Fastcraft or 4-hour, 45-minute journey by conventional ferry, while Belfast takes 2 hours, 45 minutes on the Fastcraft.
All ferries are well-designed to cater for those with disabilities; however, those passengers who require assistance should inform the ferry company of any additional requirements when booking their ticket.
Port of Douglas:|
|Address: Sea Terminal Building, Douglas, IM1 2RF, Isle of Man, UK|
|Tel: +44 (0)1624 686923
Fax: +44 (0)1624 626403
Email: not available