The new cross-channel ferry service 
                 For foot & bicycle passengers            France

Public transport with positive feedback

Between Dover and Boulogne-sur-Mer

PILOT PHASE in september this year



The SailLink service

Sustainable & active for people travelling by foot or bicycle.

Between easy access points, from the heart of one coastal town to the other in an adventurous 3 to 4-hour crossing.

An unforgettable experience of travel on a human scale, at an affordable price and with pleasant border procedures.

With covered space for bikes & you can even help sailing.  

Our routes

We are currently testing the feasibility of several routes between three to four ports on each coast. This will allow us the flexibility to continue sailing under various conditions. Our routes are designed to enable a 3 - 5 hour crossing.

Our vessels

Our crew and vessels will be fully certified and fit for purpose. The vessels will use the power of the wind as well as renewably charged, auxiliary electric propulsion for low impact travel and to maintain the schedule.

Your experience

Step-aboard in the harbour in the heart of the town and set sail for the cross-channel destination just a few hours away. Take part in the sailing or sit back and relax. Feel the effect of the invisible force on the sails, keep an eye out for ships and watch the other coast grow closer. 

Where we're at

We're preparing and planning for the pilot phase in September. Following this we will be aiming to launch a daily sailing service in spring 2023. 

For the pilot phase we will again be using the trustworthy catamaran and certified sailing skills of our sailing advisor Jim Duerden of Top Cat Cruising School. 

Then, to start out with in 2023, we are on the look-out for a suitable vessel to purchase and adapt.

We are being supported in business development and our crowdfunding campaign by the Blue Living Lab of the Nausicaá sea life centre in Boulogne-sur-Mer : Europe's largest aquarium. 

Since August 2019 and during the Covid pandemic we used the time to clarify the regulations & procedures, conduct substantial feasibility, communication & testing and to develop partnerships with the ports, border forces & business partners. 


SailLink was founded in order to provide a sustainable means of transport where there is currently none. It is therefore a defining factor of what we do and how we do it. We recognise sustainability to concern all human activities and that we must now focus on regenerating the environment we depend upon.

Equality, diversity & integration

SailLink is cross-channel & cross-boarder travel. In the same sense it is cross-cultures, cross-genders and cross-differences. As a form of public transport it is as inclusive as we are allowed to be. This extends from within our team and amongst our partners to our passengers and potential passengers.


Refugee rights & welfare

SailLink is a responsible service offering legal and safe travel. As such, we can offer passage only to those with valid travel documents. We will however help to campaign for an asylum system based on solidarity.