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Whether you have booked one of our inclusive tours of the island by Steam train or choose to spend the day ashore at Douglas the Isle of Man has a fascinating history and a unique beauty that captivates your imagination and lures you back time and time again!

Re-live the halcyon years aboard Balmoral for the famous Irish Sea crossing to Douglas when thousands of holiday makers would board the famous ships of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.

  Douglas has so much to offer the visitor. The famous promenade, shops and cafe's. Visit Villa Marina on the seafront or the wonder of the beautifully restored Frank Matcham masterpiece – the Gaiety Theatre. Enjoy a ride along the promenade in one of the islands famous horse drawn trams, and visit the host of attractions, museums, and places of interest in this historic town.

Best of all – book one of our exclusive tours on the heritage steam railway and enjoy the best of steam and sea with a unique day out aboard Balmoral to remember!

View map of the departure point

Sailing from: Douglas Sea Terminal.

Postcode: IM1 2RF

Access: By road – follow signs to sea terminal.

Car parking: No parking at the Sea Terminal – free parking on Loch Promenade. Charges apply in nearby car parks.

Public transport: Frequent bus services across the island, destinations include Port Erin, Port St Mary, Peel and Ramsey. Local bus stop: Douglas, Lord Street Bus Station [close to Sea Terminal].

Both steam & electric tourist railways terminate at Douglas.
- The Manx Electric Railway route goes north towards Laxey (for Snaefell Mountain Railway) and Ramsey. The Douglas terminal is Derby Castle (1.6 miles) [north along Promenade from Sea Terminal].

The Isle of Man Steam Railway goes south towards Port St. Mary and Port Erin. The Douglas main station can be found at the corner of Bank Hill/Bank Circus (0.5 miles).

Additional local information: The Welcome Centre, Sea Terminal, Douglas. Tel: 01624 686766

* Special notice: Passengers must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure times at Douglas to complete passenger registration process.

    Round the Island Hopper: Peel via Point of Ayre [one-way]
    The first opportunity for many years to cruise around the entirety of the Isle of Man & visit in one day many of the Island’s ports which rarely see passenger sailings. This is a one-way trip from Douglas to Peel, rounding the glorious Point of Ayre at the northern tip of the Isle of Man.
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    Round the Island Hopper: Ramsey [one-way]
    The first opportunity for many years to cruise around the entirety of the Isle of Man & visit in one day many of the Island’s ports which rarely see passenger sailings. This is a one-way trip from Douglas to Ramsey.
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    Round the Island Hopper: Port. St. Mary [one-way] via Peel [time ashore]
    The first opportunity for many years to cruise around the entirety of the Isle of Man & visit in one day many of the Island’s ports which rarely see passenger sailings. This is a one-way trip from Douglas to Port St Mary, rounding the glorious Point of Ayre at the northern tip of the Isle of Man. En-route, the ship calls at Pell, where passengers can disembark for for an hour.
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    Cruise around Isle of Man [time ashore in Peel]
    The first opportunity for many years to cruise around the entirety of the Isle of Man & visit in one day many of the Island’s ports which rarely see passenger sailings. This is the wonderful full day cruise circumnavigating the whole of the Isle of Man. Round the Point of Ayre at the northern tip of the Isle. Passengers can disembark at Peel for an hour in the afternoon before continuing on the journey, cruising Bradda Head before returning to Douglas.
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    Cruise Calf of Man
    Embark at the Sea Terminal to cruise along the beautiful coast past Derbyhaven, Langness and Spanish Head to the Calf of Man. Please note: This cruise does not go near Niarbyl or Bradda.
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    Cruise Calf of Man
    Embark at the Sea Terminal to cruise along the beautiful coast past Derbyhaven, Langness and Spanish Head to the Calf of Man. Please note: This cruise does not go near Niarbyl or Bradda.
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