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Sea Terminal and Port

Open: All Year: Daily
Disabled: Access
Location: Douglas
Parking: Ample, in car park
Short Stay FREE, Long Stay Pay and Display

History

Ferries became important on the island in the late 1800's, when Mona's Isle (the Isle of Man) became a popular tourist destination. Visitors from Ireland and the UK came in large numbers during the summer season and early steam ferries were packed with visitors. Many of these boats provided refreshments and music for their passengers. Even today the sea port remains an important link between the island and its larger neighbours with many tourists, residents, vehicles and goods passing through it annually.

Location

The Sea Port is located at the end of Douglas Promenade.

By Vehicle:
Travel to Douglas and then along the sea front to the harbour side of Douglas Promenade.

By Bus:
Plan your journey with our Bus and Rail Timetables.

By Railway:
By Electric Railway, take a tram heading to Douglas. Then walk along the Promenade to the Sea Port.
(Note: It is a long walk, there are always buses and in the summer a regular Horse Drawn Tram service.)

By Steam Railway, take the train to Douglas and then walk along the harbour to the Sea Port.

Irish Sea Operations
Imperial Buildings
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM1 2BY

Tel. +44 (0) 1624 661661

Travelling To and Using the Sea Terminal and Port

Located at the town end of Douglas Promenade the port is accessible by bus, car, or on foot. It is not far from town or hotels. The port is mainly used by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. They have services to and from Liverpool, Heysham, Dublin and Belfast. The terminal building was built in the 1960's, though it has been modernised extensively since then. Inside there is a Steam Packet Travel Shop, large Tourist Office, newsagent, and a bar offering some cafe services.


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