The Heysham Douglas ferry route connects England with Isle of Man. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Steam Packet. The crossing operates up to 13 times each week with sailing durations from around 3 hours 30 minutes.
Heysham Douglas sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Heysham Douglas route is a car and 2 passengers.
Booking in is easy and can be done in plenty of time. Loading is very swift with no delays to sailing. On board the facilities are ample for the 3 hour journey and I must really complement the food and service. We ordered 4 different meals, 2 were ready straight away, 2 needed to be prepared. These meals were brought to us in the dog lounge when they were ready, we did not have to stand around waiting. All the staff were very helpful and happy to assist, even having time to chat. The whole experience was very pleasurable and relaxing.
'Elizabeth Bennett' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam Packet on Ben My ChreeRead More Read Less
"I O M Ferry"
Excellent service which we used for the first time-beats flying every time. We went for our daughters wedding and our guests used Liverpool or Heysham and were all impressed with the service.
'Andrew' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam Packet on ManannanRead More Read Less
"Heysham to douglas"
Very very good crossings polite and courteous staff would recommend every time We'll done the steam packet company
'Anonymous' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam Packet on Ben My ChreeRead More Read Less
"Heysham - Douglas Cancelled disaster averted changed to Liverpool - Douglas"
My original crossing Heysham - Douglas was cancelled due to weather and technical issues. I was texted in plenty of time to ring and change to a later ferry. However there was no guarantee that that would run. My phone failed but the confirmation by email arrived safely however we decide to see if the offer of going from Liverpool to Douglas was still on offer. It was so we accepted that and set off to Liverppol. The young man who took my call was patient and helpful even though I was very flustered and obviously upset he efficiently confirmed my changed bookings. Thank you Kyle. Liverpool was well organized loading the cars and although there was a force 7 wind the Mananan sailed smoothly to Douglas
'Christine' travelled Heysham Douglas with Steam PacketRead More Read Less
The village of Heysham can be found on the north west coast of England in the county of Lancashire. The town overlooks Morecambe Bay and is a pretty little coastal village a short distance from both Lancaster and Morecambe. The village has many beautiful 17th century cottages and is well known for its colourful floral displays, which have won Britain in Bloom's Gold Small Village prize on two occasions. Situated quite close to the village are two nuclear power stations but also areas of woodland, open grassland, sandy beaches and rock pools.
Ferry services from the village's harbour depart to the Isle of Man, operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, and to Ireland. The port's facilities include a waiting lounge with TV, some vending machines, a snack bar and restaurant, disabled toilets and a children's play area.
Douglas is the Isle of Man's largest town and lies on the east coast of the island, on the edge of a two mile sweeping bay and beach. The offers visitors many things to do and see and its promenade is always a hive of activity. Popular things to do in the town include the guided Story of Mann trail which takes visitors around some of the most famous sites, beginning at the Manx Museum. For petrol heads, the TT Grandstand is always popular and is where spectators can get the best view of the start and finish line of the world famous Isle of Mann TT Race. A trip to the Great Union Camera Obscura on Douglas Head is also worth a visit.
Ferry services from Douglas, operated by The Steam Packet Company, depart to Heysham, Liverpool, Dublin and Belfast. Both conventional and fast ferries are available, although the fast ferries only operate between March and November. Facilities on board the boats include shops, cafes and bars.