Set sail to the Isle of Man in 2023 with the Steam Packet Company


The Isle of Man is beckoning. Travellers wishing to explore the beautiful little country at the heart of the Irish Sea can start making their plans a reality with the release of ferry tickets for Summer 2023 and beyond.

After a year that saw thousands more holidaymakers choosing to use the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s services, the schedule for 2023 is set to be released on Monday, 31st October. 

With offer fares available on nearly every sailing, booking through couldn’t be easier, and is guaranteed to be the cheapest option for ferry fares:

  • Spring 5 Day Short Break Offer for two adults travelling with a car from £124 each way
  • Spring 5 Day Short Break Offer for a motorbike and a rider from £60 each way
  • Kids Go Free Summer Special, where two adults travelling midweek with a car can take up to three kids for free from £155 each way 
  • Adult Foot Passenger from £23.50 each way, Child Foot Passenger from £14.50 each way (infants under four continue to travel for free).

For those who prefer to have the security and convenience of travel and accommodation packaged together, Steam Packet Holidays can create the perfect bespoke break to the Isle of Man. With a low deposit from just £50 and the comfort of ABTOT protection, Steam Packet Holidays really makes your holiday stress free from the start. Get in touch with the team today on 01624 645777 or [email protected] .

Travelling by ferry brings many benefits, not least the freedom to travel by foot, car, motorbike, or bicycle. There’s also no restriction on baggage, opening up lots of opportunities. With so much to see and do in the Isle of Man, travelling by ferry gives visitors the power to choose how to enjoy it in their own style, at their own pace.

Providing reliable, comfortable, and convenient ferry travel to the Island’s capital city of Douglas, the Steam Packet Company operates two vessels – high speed craft Manannan and conventional ferry Ben-my-Chree, which will be replaced in summer 2023 with the Company’s brand-new vessel, Manxman.

Ben-my-Chree currently sails twice daily from Heysham, Lancashire, year-round. Passengers have the option to book a private four-berth en-suite cabin to enjoy additional comfort, privacy, and the chance to lay down their heads during the crossing.

Between March and November, Manannan sails between Liverpool and the Isle of Man. The high speed craft also provides connections to the island from Belfast and Dublin seasonally.

Brian Thomson, Managing Director at the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, said: ‘The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is delighted to open our bookings for 2023 at the end of this month and welcome new and returning passengers to the Isle of Man.

‘We’re really proud of the work we’re putting in to making sure travellers’ holidays start the moment they set foot on the boat. There’s nothing quite like that moment when you step off the gangplank, or drive up the stern ramp - then you know you’re setting sail and the excitement really builds. There’s a romance to travelling by sea that you can’t get any other way. We want everyone to have a great crossing with us and that’s why we’re investing, not only in the fleet but in the whole customer journey. 

‘On-board facilities will be greatly enhanced and will include a wider selection of food, drink, and retail outlets, an increase in the number of standard cabins available, ‘quiet’ lounges, improved disabled facilities and a larger and more comfortable area for passengers travelling with pets. Your holiday to the Isle of Man really does begin the moment you step on board.

‘We hope that our great range of 2023 offers, and the multiple ports you can sail from, will encourage people to book and experience the Island for themselves.’

Visitors will be able to view the 2023 schedule details and fares from Monday 31st October at: