The adventure starts here

Discover more about the amazing destinations and experiences that travelling by ferry can offer you in and around the British Isles. Be inspired with ideas, tips and recommendations for holidays.



There are more than 80 destinations you can reach by ferry from and around the UK, Ireland and British Isles, ranging from inspiring cities such as Amsterdam, Dublin and Bilbao to the wild beauty of the Scottish Isles and the Isles of Scilly.

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News and views

The latest news from Discover Ferries and the UK’s ferry operators.

Ferry industry calls for COVID-19 government financial assistance

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26 March 2020: Global trade body Interferry warns that ferry operators need government backing to offset unsustainable losses incurred – expected to be in the billions of dollars – while…

Ferry Services Update during COVID 19 pandemic

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(25 March 2020) We are all facing exceptional times in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. On 17 March the Foreign & Commonwealth (FCO) advised against all non-essential overseas travel for…

Ferry services available for people looking to return to the UK & Ireland

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(20 March 2020) Industry body, Discover Ferries, reassures passengers trying to return to the UK from destinations across Europe, that there are ferry services still operating. Emma Batchelor, director of…

Travelling by ferry

Ferry travel is the perfect, stress-free way to start your holiday, offering unrivalled flexibility and convenience at a low cost.