Isle of Wight Ferry

The Isle of Wight is separated from Mainland England by a stretch of water called the Solent.

Wightlink and Red Funnel offering vehicles ferries and high speed catamaran services.

Below are articles relating to Isle of Wight ferries.

Isle of Wight ferry company supports next generation of forensic investigators

Forensic technicians onboard St Faith

Wightlink have played a part in the undergraduate degree course in criminology and forensics at Portsmouth University

Monday, 17th May, 2021 10:07am

By Karen Woods with 3 readers' comments

Red Funnel announce more late night high-speed crossings

Red Jet Service leaving Southampton

The increase in service coincides with the expected increase in passenger demand due to the easing of lockdown restrictions from Monday including the reopening of indoor hospitality, attractions and hotels

Friday, 14th May, 2021 5:17pm

By Enya Lumley

Red Funnel resumes summer timetable

Aerial shot of Red Funnel ferry leaving Cowes

All three ferries are back in service now and Red Funnel will resume their summer timetable from today

Thursday, 13th May, 2021 1:53pm

By Enya Lumley

Isle of Wight ferry company shares timetable outlook for the rest of the year

Aerial shot of Red Funnel ferry leaving Cowes

Among other things, the ferry company will closely monitor demand for evening Red Jet services, with a view to extend the current timetable

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 9:25am

By Enya Lumley with one comment

Could be busier on the Isle of Wight over the next few days as ferry crossing sell out

Aerial shot of Red Funnel ferry leaving Cowes

Red Funnel is still operating at a reduced capacity on their boats, but say many crossings are selling out

Friday, 30th April, 2021 4:04pm

By Enya Lumley

Red Funnel Awards: Vote for your favourite business or attraction

Steph peeping through plants after Peach wins Zero Waste Food Store -

Islanders are encouraged to cast their votes for best local businesses in Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards 2021

Thursday, 22nd April, 2021 12:58pm

By Enya Lumley with 2 readers' comments

Letter: One simple Covid measure missing from Isle of Wight ferries (updated)

Red handrail

This reader shares what he believes is a simple Covid-19 measure that could make travelling on ferries safer

Monday, 19th April, 2021 9:43am

By Paul Carter with 9 readers' comments

Wightlink to step up sailings and bring FastCat back into service

FastCat at Ryde Pier

The CEO of Wightlink says, "With summer on the horizon, we are delighted to step up our sailings"

Friday, 16th April, 2021 10:11am

By Karen Woods with 7 readers' comments

Strike action is definitely off now at Isle of Wight ferry company

Wightlink catamaran flags

The industrial action was planned for April, May and June, but the RMT say members have now voted to accept the re-negotiated terms

Friday, 26th March, 2021 10:48am

By Sally Perry

Portsmouth chargeable clean air zone will begin later this year

Portsmouth clean air zone

The chargeable zone will only affect certain types of vehicles, but those ones travelling via Wightlink will be affected. See the detail within

Thursday, 25th March, 2021 8:55am

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Four weeks of overnight work at Fishbourne: Some crossings cancelled

New ramps at Fishbourne

Aging fenders will be replaced with new ones in four weeks of overnight work, scheduled to take place when tides permit

Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021 11:13am

By Karen Woods

Wightlink announce upcoming timetable changes

Victoria of Wight in Portsmouth Harbour

Wightlink announce changes to their timetables from 29th March, as lockdown restrictions start to be lifted

Tuesday, 16th March, 2021 4:24pm

By Karen Woods