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Discover Ferries launches second Big Ferry Fortnight

Jim Dawson
11th March 2020

Discover Ferries, the industry body representing the passenger ferry sector in the UK, Ireland and British Islands has launched the second Big Ferry Fortnight.

The Ballot runs from 27th February – 12th March 2020 and over 600 free pairs of ferry tickets are available for routes across the British Isles, Ireland and Europe, worth more than £80,000.

To celebrate Big Ferry Fortnight, industry body Discover Ferries has included the 10 most beautiful sights reached by water which include destinations in The Isles of Scilly, Isle of Man, Brittany, Guernsey, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Isle of Wight, Belgium and London.

Emma Batchelor, director of Discover Ferries, says: “Holidaymakers look for richer holiday experiences that enable them to see a more authentic side of their destination and capture memories along the way – a trend we see widely on social media where #travel has been tagged more than 470 million times on Instagram alone.”

Ferry travel offers a great start to any holiday for those seeking freedom and adventure, whether that is catching a glimpse of marine wildlife from the ferry deck or exploring the fantastic food outlets and entertainment available on board. This list highlights the best and most breath-taking places passengers can ‘sea’ on our home shores and neighbouring European coasts.

Emma added, “The Big Ferry Fortnight Ballot is a great opportunity for people who may never have travelled by ferry before, offering them the chance to experience the benefits of travelling on the water and reaching some of the world’s most beautiful destinations – for free!

“The land and seascapes on our list are as diverse as the types of holidays ferry passengers enjoy; so whether you are seeking a longer, cruise-style ferry experience to travel to Ireland or continental Europe, or are looking to experience natural beauty closer to home with a shorter crossing – there are plenty of options. And, as an island nation, you are never too far from your nearest port.”

To enter the Big Ferry Fortnight ballot, visit



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