LIVE UPDATES

Change to afternoon sailings today Monday 27th April 2015 - Canna will depart Rathlin at the earlier time of 15.00 and depart Ballycastle at 16.00. All other afternoon sailings cancelled due to worsening weather conditions. Call office for more information.

 

 

SATURDAY 25th APRIL 2015

 

Rathlin Express is out of service from today Saturday 25th April for annual dry docking it is hoped the vessel will be back in service Thursday 30th April. During this period there will be no relief vessel for the fast ferry sailings except for the 07.30 depart Rathlin and 08.00 depart Ballycastle Mon,Tue,Wed. Booking is essential. Call office for more details. Canna sailing as schedule.

 

 

*****SUMMER TIMETABLE STARTS WEDNESDAY 1ST APRIL******

 

 

TUESDAY 31st MARCH

 

ALL sailings cancelled today due to adverse weather conditions. Office will close @ 10.30.

 

REMEMBER - Summer schedule starts tomorrow WEDNESDAY 1st April.

 

SUNDAY 29th MARCH -

R.Express will depart Rathlin @ 12.00 and depart Ballycastle @ 13.30. All other sailings cancelled for today due to worsening weather conditions. Office will close at 13.30.

 

 

SATURDAY 28th MARCH 2015

 

UPDATE - ALL sailings cancelled for the rest of today due to deteriorating weather conditions. Office will close @ 12.30pm.

 

R.E. 12.00 depart Rathlin and 14.00 depart Ballycastle have been cancelled due to weather conditions. An update regarding all afternoon sailings will be given after 13.30. Call office for more details 02820769299

 

ONLINE BOOKING PROBLEMS

 

At present we are having trouble with our online booking system, we are working to get this fixed as soon as possible. In the meantime you can make bookings via email info@rathlinballycastleferry.com or call the office 028 207 69299. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 

Monday March 9th 2015.

All sailings cancelled today due to adverse weather conditions.

 

 

 

 

Wednesday March 5th.

All sailings are as scheduled today.

 

Generally only disruptions are published here on the website. So if there is no notice of disrupted sailings then it is safe to assume that sailings are according to the schedule.

 

 

THURSDAY FEB 26th 2015

ALL sailings cancelled today because of weather conditions. Office will close at 10.30. Contact 07553359596 for information.

 

 

SUNDAY 22nd FEBRUARY 2015

 

Due to the weather forecast there will only be 1 sailing Sunday departing Rathlin 08.00 and departing Ballycastle 08.30.(subject to weather)

 

The weather forecast for the next few days up to Wednesday 25th is looking unsettled and there may be no boats. Updates will be given. For more information contact the office 028 207 69299

 

 

SAT 14th FEB 2015

 

UPDATE - Rathlin Express will resume normal service from 16.30 depart Rathlin this afternoon.

 

Rathlin Express still out of service. Canna will sail as scheduled today and also cover the 12.00 depart Rathlin and 14.00 depart Ballycastle. Update given later regarding the RE scheduled 16.30 depart Rathlin and 17.00 depart Ballycastle. Call office for more information - 02820769299

 

 

UPDATE

 

RATHLIN EXPRESS OUT OF SERVICE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

THURS 12TH FEB TIMETABLE:

DEPART RATHLIN - 09.00 / 12.00 /15.00

DEPART BALLYCASTLE - 10.30 / 14.00 / 16.00

 

FRIDAY 13th FEB TIMETABLE:

Depart RATHLIN - 09.00 / 12.00 / 14.00 / 16.00

Depart BALLYCASTLE - 10.30 / 13.00 / 15.00 / 17.00

 

Please note booking is essential. Call office 028 207 69299.

 

Thursday 12th February

No early RE sailings from Ballycastle or Rathlin this morning.

Update given later as to Midday sailings.

Please call 07553359596 for information.

M.V.Canna Sailing as scheduled.

 

 

WEDNESDAY 11TH FEBRUARY

 

Rathlin Express departing Rathlin @ 16.30 and departing Ballycastle @ 17.00 are cancelled due to mechanical problems.

 

SUNDAY FEB 1st.

PLEASE NOTE THE LATER TIMES OF DEPARTURE FOR THE LAST EXPRESS SAILING:

DEPART RATHLIN @ 1630 and BALLYCASTLE @ 1700.

 

SATURDAY 31st JAN 2015 -

ALL sailings cancelled today due to weather conditions.

 

FRIDAY 30th JAN 2015.

One sailing from Rathlin at 1445 and Ballycastle at 1515.

 

 

WEDNESDAY 28th JAN 2015-

ALL sailings cancelled today due to weather conditions. Office will close at 10.30am.

 

RATHLIN RUN 2015 -

The annual Rathlin Run is taking place this year on Saturday 29th August. Online bookings will open mid February, however if you wish to call the office you can make a booking over the phone and pay on the day.

 

 

UPDATE 23/01/15

 

Canna depart Rathlin @ 15.00 and depart Ballycastle @ 16.00 have been cancelled.

Rathlin Express will sail as scheduled - departing Rathlin @ 16.00 and departing Ballycastle @ 16.30.

 

Call office for more information - 028 207 69299

 

FRIDAY 23rd JAN 2015 -

Change to schedule due to weather:

Canna depart Rathlin @ 9.00 and depart Ballycastle @ 10.30 cancelled.

Rathlin Express depart Rathlin @ 12.00 and Ballycastle @ 14.00 cancelled.

CANNA WILL DEPART RATHLIN @ 12.00 AND DEPART BALLYCASTLE @ 13.00.

 

A decision will be made later regarding afternoon saiings. Call office for more information - 028 207 69299

 

MONDAY 19th JAN 2015 -

Rathlin Express will be out of service due to mechanical problems. Canna will sail as scheduled AND cover 12.00 depart Rathlin & 14.00 depart Ballycastle. Office will be open from 08.30am if you have any enquiries.

 

WEDNESDAY 14th JAN 2015 -

 

R.Express will depart Rathlin @ 09.00 and depart Ballycastle @ 09.30. ALL other sailings for the day have been cancelled due to weather conditions.

Office will close @ 10.30.

Any deliveries can be left in Portnagree House (tourist information office)

Queries call Mary - 07553359596.

 

TUESDAY 13th JAN 2015-

ALL Canna afternoon sailings have been cancelled due to weather conditions. However the Rathlin Express will make 2 return this afternoon; departing Rathlin @ 12.00 and 15.00 and departing Ballycastle @ 14.00 and 15.30.

Office will close at 4pm.

 

 

 

MONDAY JANUARY 12th 2015

ALL SAILINGS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Queries call Mary 07553359596.Deliveries to Tourist Information Office.

Office closes at 10.30.a.m.

 

 

UPDATE SUNDAY 11th JAN 2015 -

ALL sailings cancelled for today due to worsening weather conditions. Office will close at 2pm.

 

SUNDAY 11th JAN 2015 -

ALL CANNA sailings cancelled due to weather. RATHLIN EXPRESS sailings up to and including 14.00 depart Ballycastle have been cancelled due to weather. An update will be given after 14.00 regarding afternoon RATHLIN EXPRESS sailings.

 

SATURDAY 10th JAN 2015 -

ALL sailings cancelled today due to weather conditions. Office will close at 10.30am.

 

 

FRIDAY 9th JAN 2015 -

ALL sailings cancelled today due to weather conditions. Office will close at 11.00am.

 

THURSDAY JAN 8th 2015.

Canna departs Rathlin @ 1130 and Ballycastle @1230.

Express departs Rathlin @1600 and Ballycastle @1630.

ALL OTHER SAILINGS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.

 

FRIDAY 2nd JAN 2015 -

 

ALL sailings cancelled today due to weather conditions. Office will close @ 14.00.

REMEMBER WE ARE BACK TO OUR NORMAL SAILING SCHEDULE FROM TOMORROW SATURDAY 3RD JAN (weather permitting)

 

SATURDAY 27TH DECEMBER 2014 -

There will only be 1 return sailing today due to weather conditions.

CANNA will depart Rathlin @ 12.00 and depart Ballycastle @ 13.00.

Office will close @ 13.00.

 

SATURDAY 20th DECEMBER 2014 - UPDATE

Rathlin Express will depart Rathlin @ 13.30 and depart Ballycastle @ 14.00. All other sailings are cancelled. Office will close @ 3pm.

 

SATURDAY 20th DECEMBER 2014-

ALL MORNING sailings cancelled up to and including 12.00 depart Rathlin. A decision will be made at 1pm regarding afternoon sailings. Call office for more information : 028207 69299

 

FRIDAY 19th DECEMBER 2014-

ALL sailings cancelled today due to adverse weather conditions. Office will close at 10.30

 

Don't Forget we have a reduced timetable for the Christmas period (25th Dec - 2nd Jan inc.) Details can be found on our timetable page, in the office and on both vessels.

 

THURSDAY 11TH DECEMBER 2014-

ALL sailings cancelled today due to adverse weather conditions. Office will close at 10.30. Contact 07553359596 for enquries.

 

 

WEDNESDAY 10th DECEMBER 2014-

ALL sailings cancelled today due to adverse weather conditions. Office will close at 10.30.

 

TUESDAY 9th DECEMBER 2014-

ALL sailings have been cancelled for today due to adverse weather conditions. Office will be closed from 11.30.

 

MONDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2014

Rathlin Express depart Rathlin @ 08.00 and depart Ballycastle @ 08.30 are cancelled. Update regarding fast ferry sailings will be given after 09.00 24/11/14

Canna will operate as per schedule.

 

 

SUNDAY 23rd NOVEMBER 2014

Rathlin Express is out of service due to mechanical problems. CHANGES TO TIMETABLE for today only -

CANNA will depart Rathlin @ 12noon & 15.30 and depart Ballycastle @ 13.00 & 16.30. Space is limited therefore booking is essential. Call office 028 207 69299.

 

November 1st - March 31st.

Passenger capacity decreases on both vessels from today November 1st until March 31st 2015. Please be aware that pre booking is advised to ensure your space.

November 1st - January 31st.

Friday evening last Rathlin Express sailing from Rathlin at 1600 and Ballycastle at 1630.

 

 

 

OCTOBER 30th 2014.

Due to the funeral of Agustine McCurdy,R.I.P., grandfather of our colleague Conor, all crew and shore staff will be facilitated to attend the 1200 burial mass at Rathlin.

Rathlin Express dept Rathlin 1200 and Ballycastle 1400 cancelled.

All other sailings as normal.

Booking advised due to demand on space.

 

 

 

ALL SAILINGS CANCELLED ON TODAY OCT 21ST DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER.

OFFICE CLOSES AT 10.30.

DELIVERY CONTACT NUMBER 07553359596

 

 

 

 

October 12th. M.V.Canna resumed normal service @ 1600.

 

 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 12th 2014. 0900.

M.V.CANNA has departed from Downings and is due in Ballycastle this afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

October 1st.

All sailings operating as scheduled.

 

"Tell us how we are doing" questionnaires survey beginning today. Each month 100 questionnaires will be distributed to ferry users. There will be a monthly draw for entrants. The October prize is a framed Photograph of the "Rathlin Hare" by local photographer Tom McDonnell. Questionaires to be returned to the office.

We intend to run this survey throughout the Winter Time Table period. We will review it before Summer season 2015.

 

Findings of the survey will be shared with RDCA and the Rathlin Business Forum.

 

 

 

 

September 30th.

M.V. Canna departed to Donegal for drydocking . M.V. Rhum has begun relief service until M.V.Canna returns.( planned for Oct 10th subject to weather and other conditions.)

 

All sailing operating on schedule.

 

 

 

 

September 25th 2014.

No dangerous Goods will be carried during relief vessel period ( planned for 30th Sept - 10th Oct approx). Any fuel needed must be transported by last Canna Sailing on Monday Sept 29th.

 

 

 

 

 

REMINDER - Winter Schedule Starts tomorrow MON 15th Sept 2014

 

Winter Timetable commences September 15th 2014 - March 31st 2015.

Office hours from Sept 15th 2014: 8.30 - 5.00.

Lunch: 12.30 - 13.30.

 

Please check timetable for details.

Booking always advisable.

Office : -28 20769299.

 

August 28th 2014.

17.30.

Email problem has been sorted and emails are now back in action.

If you have not received an email or telephone confirming your booking , please email again, including your phone details and your requested travel plans, and we will contact you to confirm a.s.a.p.

Email : office@rathlinballycastleferry.com

Call: ( afternoon is best) 028 20769299.

RATHLIN ISLAND FERRY is experiencing difficulities with email sending today. It is currently being worked on so please call the land line (after 13.00) on 028 20769299 to make or confirm bookings. Alternatively call or text your enquiry to 07553359596 and we will get back to you.

 

 

Lammas Fair - Aug 25th and 26th.

All sailings operating to schedule.

Booking advisable. Call 02820769299.

 

Check with office - 028 20769299 - or call mobile 07553359596 for updates before you sail.

All sailing subject to weather conditions and disruptions are possible at any time of year.