Isle of Wight Ferry

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Hovertravel to continue vital cross-Solent services

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

The Head of Hovertravel says that all ferry companies are demonstrating they're united in their mission to ensure the Isle of Wight remains connected

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 3:31pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

FastCat service to be suspended. RedJet to be cut to the bone

two wightlink cats tied up by davidcjones

Both Wightlink and Red Funnel have just announced major cuts to their cross-Solent foot passenger services. Details within

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Bob Seely consults Chief Constable on measures to prevent visitors to the Isle of Wight

bob seely westminster hall send debate

The MP asked what can reasonably be done to deter any potential visitors over the Easter period

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 3:00pm

By Sally Perry with 18 readers' comments

Red Funnel step in to honour pre-booked Yarmouth foot passenger tickets

Redjet 7

Red Funnel say they are doing all they can to maintain continuity for all customers across the communities they serve

Friday, 27th March, 2020 3:27pm

By Enya Lumley

Yarmouth – Lymington ferry to come to a halt due to Coronavirus outbreak

Wight Sun ferry at Yarmouth

Fewer people have been travelling on the route in recent weeks and numbers have fallen heavily since Monday’s announcement by the Prime Minister urging everyone to stay at home, unless they are essential workers.

Friday, 27th March, 2020 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Government temporarily suspend competition law to allow ferry companies to coordinate routes and flow of goods

House of Parliament and Westminster Bridge

The Business Secretary is to waive competition law to allow Isle of Wight ferry operators to coordinate to keep routes open and essential goods flowing

Friday, 27th March, 2020 10:50am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

MP pushes Gov to allow IW ferry companies to legally talk to ensure ferries can keep running

bob seely in parliament

Currently competition law forbids the three cross-Solent operators from speaking. The MP is pushing in Westminster for an exemption to be given, to ensure a working link between the Isle of Wight and the Mainland is kept running

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 11:50am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Reduced timetable on Wightlink from today as they bring essential supplies, support NHS and emergency services

wight light wightlink ferry

Changes to the timetables are in place as bringing essential supplies to the Island and supporting the NHS and emergency services become Wightlink's key priorities

Monday, 23rd March, 2020 11:53am

By Louise Lea with one comment

Red Funnel detail changes to services, citing reduced demand and Gov guidance, but increasing freight

Red Jet 6 off Cowes

Red Jet changing to hourly. Car ferry not switching to Summer timetable. Extra freight crossings. All details within

Monday, 23rd March, 2020 11:31am

By Enya Lumley

Open Letter: Two people write to Prime Minister calling for Isle of Wight quarantine

person holding fingers in cross

An Open Letter has been sent to the Prime Minister, MP, Leader of the Isle of Wight council and ferry companies calling for the Island to be quarantined. What are your thoughts?

Friday, 20th March, 2020 1:05pm

By Sally Perry with 23 readers' comments

Wightlink granted ‘Stay in car’ Isle of Wight ferry journeys – but for a lot more crossings

St Clare Wightlink ferry

Following on the heels of Red Funnel’s announcement, Wightlink have just revealed they have also been cleared to allow passengers to stay in their cars during ferry journeys to the Isle of Wight - but for a lot more sailings than Red Funnel

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 12:26pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Red Funnel cleared for ‘Stay in car’ ferry journeys – on a few crossings (updated)

cars on ferry deck

The campaign to allow people to stay in their cars on Isle of Wight ferry journeys is bearing fruit, with some of the journeys being granted an “all or nothing” solution

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 12:00pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments