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.

News and views

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

Survey reveals local bites big draw for Brits on holiday

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(15 July 2019) Contrary to the characterisation of British tourists being intolerant of foreign cuisine, a recent survey* has revealed that almost two thirds (60%) of British holiday makers enjoy…

Brittany Ferries commits to Portsmouth with contract extension

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(7 June 2019) Portsmouth International Port’s relationship with major European ferry operator, Brittany Ferries, has been strengthened following the announcement of an additional five years to a joint long-term agreement. …

Wightlink’s summer weekend overnight FastCat sailings get off to a good start

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(3 June 2019) Wightlink’s overnight FastCat service on summer weekends began on Saturday 1 June with more than 30 customers travelling on the first crossing after midnight from Portsmouth Harbour…

Travelling by ferry

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