In a nutshell

Book your tickets on Wightlink ferry service to the Isle of Wight and enjoy the ultimate family day out!


Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

Contact details

Tel: 0333 999 7333

Activity type

Trips and Transport

Suitable for

All ages

Price guide


(based on family of 4)

Wightlink details...

Just three miles and a whole world away from the mainland, the Isle of Wight is the ultimate family day out.

From a Royal residence to a rocket testing site, from riding the waves to riding a rollercoaster, from beaches to forests to an illuminated gorge, there’s an attraction for every type of family.

Whether you have an hour, a day, a weekend or a week to spend on the Isle of Wight you’ll experience something you’ve never seen before.

And with more ferries going more often than anyone else, exploring the Isle of Wight with Wightlink couldn’t be easier.

So what are you waiting for? With ferry crossing times from just 22 minutes, you can easily make the most of everything the Island has to offer. Your next family adventure is closer than you think!

Wightlink has got the Island covered from east to west, so wherever you’re planning to go, there’s a Wightlink ferry going your way.

Lymington to Yarmouth

This is the shortest and fastest car ferry journey between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. It’s super scenic; so sit back, relax and enjoy the 40 minute crossing.

Portsmouth to Fishbourne

Wightlink’s car ferry crossing here takes around 45 minutes to Fishbourne – which is on the doorstep of East and Central Wight.

Portsmouth to Ryde

The FastCat passenger service is operated by modern catamarans with a journey time of just 22 minutes – taking you to the end of Ryde Pier; a stunning way to arrive on the Island.

The ferry service runs all year, except for Christmas Day.

Prices vary per route, date and time of day.

Visit the website for all the sailing details and to book your tickets.

Have a wonderful day out!

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