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8. Calf of Man Boat Trip

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Boat trip to The Calf of Man

Sail to the remote and beautiful Calf of Man from Port Erin or Port St Mary. Look for the information panels at the harbours for details of departure times and dates. These seasonal trips depend upon visitor numbers, weather and tide. If you are taking your own boat, Cow Harbour and South Harbour are the best landing places.
There are wardens present on the Calf for most of the year and they will be pleased to help you during your visit. There are areas with restricted access at different times of the year because of breeding birds. Please consult local notices or the wardens for guidance.

You may need extra warm and weather-proof clothing, food and drink. Visitors are welcome on the Calf but you are asked to observe the simple rules for the protection of its wildlife. Large parties should always consult the wardens about any particularly sensitive areas. Please note that there are no toilet facilities for day visitors.

Remember that the Calf is remote and if there is an emergency, help on the island is limited, although wardens can communicate. Despite being so close, the inhabitants of the Calf can be cut off for long periods by bad weather. Visitors who find that there are difficulties leaving the Calf or in trying to re-enter the harbours of Port St Mary or Port Erin occasionally have their stay extended until conditions improve.

There is self-catering accommodation on the Calf of Man. Enquiries and bookings should be directed to Manx National Heritage on + 44 (0)1624 648000 or through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   Since there are no shops on the Calf of Man, visitors must bring all their own provisions.
The Calf of Man Address: 
Latitude: 54.053342 Longitude: -4.814758
The Calf of Man Opening Times:
All year round, weather permitting.
The Calf of Man Admission:
Free – a charge applies for boat trips.
T + 44 (0)1624 648000 (Calf of Man Self Catering Accommodation)  

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