Travel by Ferry to..
Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight and Isles of Scilly
Take the ferry to one of our fantastic destinations...
If you haven’t considered it before it’s time to explore travelling by ferry with Channel Islands Direct's fantastic sea-travel offers! Comfortable, reliable and surprisingly fast the ferry provides the perfect hassle-free way to reach your destination. You will arrive feeling totally relaxed and ready to start your holiday or short break in style.
Great value and take your own car*...
Not only great value for money, travelling by ferry also gives you complete freedom. You can travel with your own car if you wish to be independent, and it’s a wonderfully relaxed way to start your journey. Just pack up the car, head to the port and jump on the ferry. When you reach the other side you will have everything you need to begin your Island adventure, and this option is particularly popular with families.
Fast, Convenient, Practical & Great Value...
Just some of the reasons why our holidays by ferry are so popular
Sea travel has never been easier than with Condor Ferries. Enjoy the journey in your own guaranteed ‘airline-style’ seat, and maybe stretch your legs and take a leisurely stroll on deck. You can also take advantage of the on-board duty free sales. The fast ferry speeds to the islands at 40 miles per hour using the latest ‘ride-control’ technology.
- Take your own car
- On board duty free shop
- Up to 3 sailings a day
You can travel from Liverpool or Heysham on the high speed sea cat service. Alternatively enjoy a more leisurely cruise on the ferry. The high speed sea cat service offers a cafeteria and on-board shop whilst the ferry features licensed bars, film shows, games room and lift.
- Bring your own car
- Journey time as little as 2hrs 30 minutes
- Up to 4 sailings a day
Isle of Wight
If you wish to take your own car you can travel from Portsmouth, Lymington or Southampton taking from as little as 30 minutes. If you are travelling as a foot passenger only you can travel on the high speed catamaran from Portsmouth or Southampton in less than 23 minutes.
Facilities you will find on-board the car ferries are:
- Spacious lounges with comfortable seating
- Panoramic windows
- gift shop (on some ships)
- games area
- large sundecks
- lift between the car deck and passenger lounges
Wightlink operate round the clock sailings from the following ports to the Isle of Wight.
Portsmouth to Fishbourne - Car on the traditional ferry 40 minutes
Lymington to Yarmouth - Car on the traditional ferry 30 minutes
Portsmouth to Ryde - Passengers on the catamaran 22 minutes
Red Funnel operate sailings 365 days a year from Southampton to the Isle of Wight
Southampton to East Cowes - Car on the traditional ferry 55 minutes
Southampton to West Cowes - Passengers on the catamaran 23 minutes
Isles of Scilly
Scillonian offer a scheduled passenger service from Penzance to St Mary. The sailing takes approximately two and a half hours.
If you are visiting the other islands onward travel to Tresco and Bryher is available by a small boat (payable locally).
Facilities you will find on board include:
- Reclining seats
- a modern bar
- buffet facilities
- open air deck seating
Penzance to St Mary - Foot passengers 2hrs 30 mins
March and October sailings operate Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat.
Apr to Sep 6 times a week excluding Sundays.
Sailing times are subject to tidal amendments.
* Please note that ferry services between Portsmouth & Ryde, Penzance & St Mary's, are foot passenger only services.