The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has confirmed provisional bookings for sailings to the 2017 TT will open on Monday, 30th May, at 8.30am. There has never been a better time to travel to the Isle of Man TT with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.

Provisional bookings, which are held with a deposit, can be made by visiting www.steam-packet.com or calling 08722 992 992* (UK) or 0044 8722 992 992* (ROI & Outside UK) from 8.30am on that day.

The deposit for foot passengers has been held at £10, and the deposit for vehicles remains at £50. Confirmations of sailings and fares will be sent out towards the end of the year, with final balance payments due during February 2017. Any provisional bookings which are not paid in full will be put back on sale the following month.

It is anticipated that there will be extremely high demand for sailings to travel to the Isle of Man TT in 2017; last year the Steam Packet Company processed more than 3,300 bookings in the 10 hours after lines opened for this year’s event.

Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘The deposit system is intended to help TT fans secure a place on the ferry and book accommodation a year in advance. We are announcing the date now that provisional bookings will open to give fans as much time as possible to plan.

‘There is always great demand to visit the TT, so we expect our website and phone lines to be very busy when provisional bookings open. We will be bringing in additional staff to help with demand, but would ask for the public’s patience as we assist other customers.’

Currently, more than 13,200 motorcycles and 34,200 passengers are booked to travel to the 2016 TT.