Named after Yeats' poem "The Lake Isle of Innisfree", this well-equipped and modern car ferry crosses the English Channel from Dover to Calais up to ten times a day. On board, you'll discover a wide range of environments in which to relax and enjoy yourself.
Upgrade, for a supplement, to the luxurious Club Class Lounge and make your journey even more comfortable, enjoying magnificent sea views.
The isle of Innisfree features a wide range of bars, brasseries and cafes. For passengers requiring a restaurant menu, Boylan's Brasserie serves a selection of hot food or choose from a wide range of sandwiches, rolls, baps and light refreshments at Café Lafayette. O'Flaherty's Bar offers a choice of delicious hot and cold snacks and, of course, a full bar service.
The shop offers passengers the chance to buy gifts and souvenirs for friends and family. In addition, you can pick up some great deals in fragrances, fashion and electrical goods.
There is a large play area for kids with films, games, and toys to keep them entertained and a large amusement arcade for all the family.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Isle Of Innisfree guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
91% of our customers recommended this ship
"where is my ferry "
Passenger Drivers need to know how to drive from the checkpoints to where the ferry is waiting. The way to the ferries is not signposted - for all operators - and drivers can take the wrong turn leading to much frustration and waste of time locating the ferry.
Reviewed by Mohamed who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
"The best "
Reviewed by Ioan who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
Reviewed by Marisa who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
"Good experience in general "
It was not overcrowded, plenty of space to have a good journey. Irish ferry staff on the check-in and on board was fine. My only negative feedback is going for that many of the seats has stains and makes it very tricky to find a clean seat for seating. Old stains which can be easily clean up with the new technologies.
Reviewed by Miroslav who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
"I was so happy to with this ferry,IrishFerries"
The customer service was so lovely,i will like to travel with them again
Reviewed by JOSEPH who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
"Al was good 👍🏼 "
Reviewed by Pavel who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
First time I have used Irish Ferries and great experience, tax free was fantastic, food from main kitchen was good quality and all the staff were very friendly, would use again without hesitation
Reviewed by Islam who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
"DirectFerries only - No contact details displayed anywhere when help needed"
The services provided are good providing there are no changes or help required. Irish Ferries we’re as good as possible but couldn’t do a lot to help my issues (French Customs) and DirectFerries were not available to contact directly. Sell tickets and that’s it! Probably will book direct next time.
Reviewed by Kit who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
"Relaxing and comforatble"
Decided to use the ferry over the tunnel mainly on price, having used the tunnel more in recent years. It does take a little longer, but being able to get out of the car, sit down and have some food, do a little duty free shopping (good alcohol and perfume prices) and chill out from driving, made the extra time worth it in my opinion. It wasn't too busy either way, so anyone concerned about Covid has plenty of space or can go out on deck if the weather allows. Special mention to the staff in the restaurant and shop who were really friendly and seemed to work so hard. Thanks.
Reviewed by Richard who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
"Like a Toyota"
Why the title. Because just like all of there cars I have ever owned. Irish ferries does what you pay for. No stress or drama ( there is more than enough in traveling at the moment). I was recommended to use them, and I will now recommend to others.....it can't get much better than that
Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
"Delayed passing "
Unfortunately we left the docks late and I wasn't able to get my documents for export in time. But the crew was over the top good service very kind guy in the shopping area and the guy who made me a panini. The lady at the check in dover was very kind and told me I would love it, she was right. I did love the boat trip as the furniture was very clean and nice. Great experience. Next time again . The return was not the best boat comfort but the chef made a special dinner spare ribs and the food was for price standard very good. Well done to the chef. The Frying Dutchmann is a first of its kind Dutch fryer and is now open for food from 1 of February.
Reviewed by Joey who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
Nice Ferry and enjoyable
Reviewed by Nasir who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
"24h return trip Dover-Calais"
Good value for money, friendly staff. The boat out was better equipped and more modern than the return boat.
Reviewed by Thomas who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
"Perfect journey "
Lovely journey, staff very kind, pleasant environment!
Reviewed by Evelina who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
"Great trip with Irish Ferries!"
We had a very smooth and pleasant trip with Irish Ferries. All of the staff were extremely helpful and professional and made the entire experience smooth and worry free. The ship itself was good, and had a variety of food choices. The lounge area was well worn, but still comfortable. Overall, we had a great experience and would gladly travel with Irish Ferries again!
Reviewed by Gino who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
Although the two ferries that are now on the Dover to Calais crossing are not as modern as some of the competitors, on this route they compare well with the older P&O and DFDS ferries in service. The staff are all very pleasant and helpful. \they all seam to be making a real effort to encourage travellers to come across to them. The prices are the cheapest on the Dover-Calais route by far. I was a little disapointed with the meal that I had but all things considered I was glad to have travelled with Irish Ferries and will use them again next week when I return to Europe. Even better news is they plan to have another ferry making the crossing next month.
Reviewed by Christopher Twemlow who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
i did a day return Calais/Dover. Irish Ferries staff onboard and ashore were very friendly and helpful. Due to very slow Immigration checks I missed my outbound sailing which also caused me to miss my return sailing. No problem at either end and was rebooked on the following sailing. Had a meal on the outbound sailing which was excellent although priced at the top end. Ticket was very good value for money compared to the other channel operators. Well done Irish Ferries, always good to see more competition.
Reviewed by Simon who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
We took the car ferry from Calais to Dover and then the return journey. Both ferries were ultra clean, the staff were welcoming and helpful and everything ran on time. Definitely use Irish Ferries agàin.
Reviewed by Paul who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
Generally, the ferry experience was perfect. However, I was disappointed to be charged an additional €30 for having arrived two sailings prior to my booked sailing. I had driven hard from Italy, 14 hours, earlier as I was keen to avoid a number of COVID cases that had developed where I was staying. I was tired and the boat was not anywhere nearly full. There was no difference between the price for my booked sailing and the earlier one which I wished to take. As I said, apart from this meanness, I was very pleased with Irish Ferries.
Reviewed by Peter who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree
Reviewed by George who travelled with Irish Ferries on Isle Of Innisfree