Getting your crews where they need to be on time, every time

ISON Marine is the specialist marine arm of ISON Travel.

With over 20 years’ experience in managing the complex global travel needs of clients within the Marine and Energy sectors, we understand exactly how important it is to have a knowledgeable and reliable partner you can trust to safely move your people from one place to another, on schedule and within budget.

Our comprehensive suite of services includes:

  • flight, ground transportation and hotel reservations
  • passport and visa procurement
  • travel policy consultation and compliance
  • traveller tracking / security
  • management reporting
  • account management
  • supplier negotiations
  • savings recommendations

Global marine and offshore airfares

Our exceptional service is backed up by our ability to ensure you maximise your budget.We are fully accredited with IATA to sell dedicated marine fares, offering you savings, flexibility and additional luggage allowances. However, we always compare marine and offshore fares with our own in-house fares, to make sure you’re getting the best deal.

Eligibility criteria

Marine and energy fares are designed to help manage the unpredictable nature of the shipping and energy industries’ travel requirements. Although these fares are strictly controlled by carriers, the eligibility for use is generally the same:

1) Seamen travelling on duty to/from vessel and who are in possession of a valid seaman’s book.

2) Staff employed to work on a vessel, but not a registered seaman but who are added to the manifest.

3) A wife/husband of a seaman travelling to/from vessel and who has been added to the ship’s manifest.

4) Engineers, Contractors, Surveyors and Superintendents travelling to/from vessel to carry out work on a vessel whether in dock or at sea.

5) Persons engaged in repositioning of semi-submersibles or drilling rigs under their own power. Most airlines also require the passenger to carry a letter from the shipping company or employer (on Company headed paper), confirming:

  • Passenger Name
  • Destination
  • Purpose of travel
  • Name of vessel
  • Port of Registry

Our team is your team

Our UK-based team of marine and energy consultants are some of the best in the business. Supported by the wider ISON Travel team and a dedicated 24/7 ISON Travel emergency response team, our marine team is always available when you need them. Whether you call or email, you will always talk to the same people : your people.

The ISON Marine team are integral to how we operate, and can always be relied on with their expertise and availability to assist.


You are now indispensable!!!!


I can’t express what a pleasure it is to work with the team at ISON. Their personal approach means that you always get through to your designated agent. I cannot thank Paul enough for all his hard work, knowledge and flexibility, which has gotten cast, crew and kit to some of the most remote places on earth, and everywhere in between. Paul’s friendly and professional approach, as well as his ability to deliver a solution at the 11th hour has become an invaluable asset of mine.


Sarah you’re amazing, thank you for all your help!! It’s so nice to finally work with a company that’s easy to deal with especially with our ever unorganised and changing travel!!


Hazel was super helpful and patient, so all booked!  Very excited indeed! Hopefully we can get away by March next year, everything crossed! ????????


‘Throughout all the years I have worked with you, you have always given us the BEST possible service and support. You look after every detail and are so reliable, which becomes even more important when travelling in such different conditions!  No matter whether it is a short trip or a long haul one, whether it is a low fare or a business class ticket; you make us feel always looked after.’


A quick note to say a big thank you for your support this year in planning my travel. It’s certainly made organising and getting from A to B much less hassle than it has been in the past.


I would like to thank yourself and your staff for looking after me and getting me home so quickly, my family couldn’t believe that I was able to get home so soon and it was great be able to provide support and get things arranged. I would like especially to thank Annie for her assistance, she was great and it is comforting to know that there is support like you guys provide during difficult times.


My company would recommend ISON Travel. We always receive a speedy response to any requests for travel and Paul always goes the extra mile to provide a complete service. Nothing is too much trouble.


I just wanted to say, it has been great working with you for the past few weeks! What an improvement on our travel.

Thank you so much for all your help whilst you’ve worked with us, we really do appreciate it.


All your team are great and provide excellent service!


A big thank you to Andy and Tom for all there help since we went live in April.  They respond really quickly to requests, and we always get great service. I sometimes email out of hours and at weekends and still get a quick reply, which is very helpful.