Port of Douglas

Ferry Routes and Cruises
(Douglas, Isle of Man, British Isles)

Douglas Port offers several ferry routes, all of which are operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. These include almost daily services to Belfast, Dublin, Heysham, Liverpool and Fleetwood.

Douglas to Belfast

Conventional ferries serving this route are available year-round, while Fastcraft services operate on this route during the summer months.

A minimum of three services a week operate, with the journey taking 4 hours, or 2 hours, 45 minutes by Fastcraft. Passengers arriving in Belfast will find good facilities, with the port ranking as Ireland's largest ferry port, serving over two million passengers annually.

Douglas to Dublin

The Douglas to Dublin route has crossing three times a week, with conventional ferries operating year-round. During the summer months, Fastcraft services, which take only 2 hours, 45 minutes to make the journey, also operate. Regular ferries complete the journey in 4 hours, 30 minutes, arriving at Dublin Port. Dublin ferry terminal offers a newsagent's, coffee shop and baby-changing facilities, with almost 1.5 million passengers passing through the terminal each year.

Douglas to Heysham Ferry Services

Services on the Douglas to Heysham route operate twice daily, with additional Fastcraft services offered in the summer months. Conventional vessels take 3 hours, 30 minutes to make the journey, while Fastcraft services take 2 hours. Heysham, situated at the southern end of Morecambe Bay, offers a well-equipped passenger terminal with a TV/video lounge, children's play area, baby-changing rooms, disabled persons' toilets, vending machines and a Little Chef Express, offering fast food. The port is open 24 hors and is a busy freight port as well as servicing passengers.

Douglas to Liverpool Ferry Services

Douglas to Liverpool services run three times daily, with ferries departing in the morning, late afternoon and in the evening. The journey takes 2 hours, 30 minutes on Fastcraft services and 4 hours on regular ferries. During the peak, the frequency of services increases, with as many as five daily crossings in the summer months. Liverpool Port is one of the UK's major ports and it covers both banks of the River Mersey, both in Liverpool and in Birkenhead.

Douglas to Fleetwood

Ferry crossings between Douglas and Fleetwood are limited, with only a few crossing made each week. The journey from Douglas to Fleetwood takes 4 hours and passengers arriving at Fleetwood will find only a small coffee shop and a convenience store available at the terminal to meet their needs; other facilities are available in the town centre. Situated on the Lancashire coast, Fleetwood is an ideal base for cruises to Morecambe Bay and the Irish Sea. The port here is well established as one of the UK's major ports for traffic with Northern Ireland.

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