I'm a small company of one person, only able to offer a limited number of guided tours per year. So I've decided to introduce this section which enables the independant traveller to make their own ferry bookings, find their own UK accommodation, or just read through bits of travel advice which will begin to appear in this section.
LET ME GIVE YOU A TIP - this is important. At the time of writing, March 05, there are some truly amazing ferry deals on this booking system. The P&O Dover / Calais offers for example are unbelieveable right now. £60 return? Yes. This is AMAZING; it's way cheaper than Tour Operator rates right now. Perhaps I shouldn't be telling you this! Warning - prices are fluid though - they WILL increase. Grab a bargain NOW. Use this booking system if you're an independent traveller who knows where you're going to this year. A personal observation. This booking engine is great to use. It allows you to book MOTORCYCLES of course (as well as cars, vans etc), whereas a major similar ferry booker system doesn't, and it's easier to use than P&Os own website. They cover ALL companies across the whole of Europe. Readers have started to use the system now - strangely, all bookings so far have been for CARS! There's a bit of a glitch when trying to book multiple motorcycles, but I'll see if this can be fixed. Groups of people, on separate bikes have to booked one at a time. This works OK. The problem comes with longer crossings, when onboard accommodation is needed. They won't let 2 people book a cabin, with 2 motorcycles. I need to find a way to resolve this.
Use the mini engine above to search for ferry bookings and no-obligation quotations. Find the deal to suit you, and book directly online with your credit card. Even though I say so myself - this little tool is brilliant. I've now used it myself and picked up some really competitive fares.
Let me give you another tip. It's only my opinion, but on a long ferry crossing of more than say, 10 hours, especially over night, go for a cabin. Don't try and save a couple of quid and take a reclining seat. See here to find out why.
Isle of Man TT ferry crossings, Dover to Calais, Rosyth to Zeebrugge and lots lots more. Don't forget - if you want a whole tour setting up - it might be worthwhile speaking to me first as I can perhaps offer you a very competitive deal which includes ferries, hotels with marked maps and some local knowledge.
Note if searching for TT ferries (Liverpool / Heysham / Douglas) you will find that many of the crossings are already sold out for the 2005 TT races. That's how it is I'm afraid - many boats have been fully booked since July 2004.
Why give out free info? Because I like travelling and sharing information which may help other people.
I once came across a website called http://www.bangkokbob.net when doing some research on Thailand. It so impressed me, that I thought my own site should move slightly in that direction. That guy "Bob" gives out lots of information, with a nice, slightly cynical, twisted sense of humour, and all for free as far as I can see.