Go wild on the water

Find out which wildlife you can see from the ferry with our interactive map


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.

A hybrid future for the ferry industry

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Ferry industry invests in greener and more comfortable ships A total of 17 new ships will be in service within next 5 years (10 November 2022) Industry body, Discover Ferries,…

Budget Traveller – ferry best value holidays for 2022

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(15 February 2022) Discover Ferries has teamed up with blogger and author, Kash Bhattacharya, to highlight the 'ferry best' value holidays. Kash has been travelling in style on a budget…

Ferry sector delivers the goods, the people and significant value to the European economy

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£8 billion to European GDP, which is 17.3% of total shipping contribution 109,000 jobs in Europe are in ferry companies, 16% of total jobs in shipping Traveller sentiment towards ferries…

Travelling by ferry

Ferry travel is the perfect, stress-free way to start your holiday, offering unrivalled flexibility and convenience at great value for money.