Enjoy a relaxing
coastal cruise aboard the Isle of Man's largest pleasure boat, the
classic M V Karina. See the stunning Manx coastline with its pretty
bays and towering cliffs; all sorts of wild life may be observed
including numerous varieties of sea birds, seals, porpoises,
dolphins, basking sharks and whales; along with shipwrecks,
lighthouses and interesting historical buildings.
Karina normally sails from the Villiers Steps on Douglas Promenade,
opposite the Jubilee Clock near the Sea Terminal. At low tide the
Karina sails from the Battery Pier ferry steps near the lifeboat
station. Advance booking is not normally necessary and tickets are
available at the gangway.
On landing cruises one way tickets are available and many choose to
travel from, say, Laxey by boat and return by Horse and Electric
Trams back to the departure point.
Private parties and charters welcome. For up-to-date sailing details
and departure times, please see the notices on this website, in the
Isle of Man Courier or on the blackboards displayed adjacent to the
Villiers Steps. Alternatively telephone (07624) 493592, (01624)
617436 or (01624) 861724.
The Laxey Towing Company Ltd
is based in Douglas. The company own and operate a fleet of 8
commercial vessels from Douglas.
Laxey Towing also provide the licensed pilotage service for the Isle
of Man and the managing director who has been at sea around the Isle
of Man and Irish Sea for over 40 years has advised both film and
television companies regarding marine filming locations around the
The company owns a fleet of
8 period vessels and 3 cranes all still working commercially and all
of which at times have been used either as working props in films or
in providing camera and support platforms for marine locations.
• Passenger vessel Karina.
Length 65ft built 1946 licensed for 100 passengers
Motor tug Wendy Ann length 82ft built 1934
Pilot launch Girl Mary length 31ft built 1972 licensed
for 12 passengers
Lonan length 30ft built 1970
Steam launch tug Dunraven length 23ft built 1900
(engine coal fired steam built 1876)
Dumb hopper barge LTC No 6 length 80ft
Wooden ex German naval launch Eva built 1940 length
Plus various traditional rowing boats and dingies.
Smiths Super 10 crawler crane/ excavator built 1955
( American) MC 540 built 1964
Hydrocon Clansman hydraulic crane built 1976
Fordson winch tractor built 1954
For further information
contact the Laxey Towing Company Ltd. 30 North
Quay, Douglas, Isle of
Tel 01624617436 or 07624 493592