Cant agree with rmark and willk on this.
Howth to IOM is less than 80nm (Peel).
Security is excellent as "no crime" on the island and Peel has security cams all over the place.
And as for fog, well if you can't navigate in the slight sea mist we SOMETIMES have around here, then you didn't ought to go out to sea at all. You see, we knew willk was coming so Mann pulled his mantle closely about him until he left!
Come, enjoy the welcome, the weather (much better than on larger island like the UK and Ireland cause we are right in the middle of the sea). Only problem I can think of is their is only a small amount of accommodation in Peel itself.
Howth to Douglas is a similar distance, security even tighter (it's a ferry port) and accommodation ample.
Come and at least circle The Calf of Man for a thrilling look at our bird and seal sanctuary.
"Ribbing-the most expensive way of traveling third class"