Isle of Wight Ferry

Wightlink, Red Funnel, Ferries, Catamaran, FastCat, RedJet

Ferry passengers travelling to and from Isle of Wight will no longer be able to stay in vehicles

ferry wash

Red Funnel and Wightlink are both reverting back to passengers having to vacate their vehicles during cross-Solent sailings. Full details within

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 10:20am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Cross-Solent foot passenger numbers at around 15 per cent of normal levels say Isle of Wight council

Ryde Pier

The Isle of Wight council say they are closely monitoring the number of cross-Solent passengers in order to work out when the FastCat should be reinstated. Details within

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 9:11am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Minimum service level must be implemented for Fastcat, say Isle of Wight transport users’ group

new catamarans

Isle of Wight Bus and Rail Users' Group say the hovercraft "is not an acceptable alternative" and the FastCat needs to return to service

Monday, 6th July, 2020 11:25am

By Stuart George with one comment

Isle of Wight councillor Wayne Whittle ‘disappointed’ about delay of FastCat return

Cllr Wayne Whittle is disappointed

Cllr Wayne Whittle says Wightlink need to bring the Fastcat back into service now, and describes talks with the ferry company bosses as ‘very distressing’

Saturday, 4th July, 2020 1:07pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Re-introduction of some Isle of Wight ferry services welcomed by council leader

Dave Stewart

The Isle of Wight council leader says the reinstatement of some ferries demonstrates confidence that the Island is re-opening and ready to welcome visitors back to support our local businesses

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 10:35am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Latest on Wightlink’s Yarmouth, Fishbourne and FastCat routes

Wight Sun ferry at Yarmouth

Three months into lockdown and Wightlink are able to provide a further update on their three ferry services from the Isle of Wight to the mainland

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 10:07am

By Karen Woods

Isle of Wight MP asks ferry company to resume all cross-Solent services – but booking are already being taken

Keith Greenfield CEO Wightlink Ferries

Seely has written to Wightlink’s Chief Executive, keen to see the resumption of sailings on all cross-Solent routes - which includes the FastCat and the Yarmouth ferry service

Monday, 29th June, 2020 6:30pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 7 readers' comments

Red Jet returns to service, but with reduced timetable

Red Jet Service leaving Southampton with Ferry in the background

The high speed service between Cowes and Southampton has returned today (Monday) with certain restrictions in place to meet Government social distancing guidelines. Details within

Monday, 29th June, 2020 10:34am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Red Funnel chief ‘happy to have high level’ discussion about new ferry route

Fran Collins- Red Funnel CEO

No discussions have taken place yet, but CEO of the ferry operator that runs between the Isle of Wight and Southampton says the company are open to the consideration of other ventures

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 6:15pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Wightlink adds more sailings to their Fishbourne to Portsmouth route

Wightlink adds sailings to Portsmouth – Fishbourne route

Wightlink have added some more crossings to their Portsmouth route in light of anticipated extra demand

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 4:30pm

By Louise Lea with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight to ‘responsibly open up its visitor and hospitality sector’, says MP

Shanklin beach

The Isle of Wight MP welcomes the return of the Red Jet service, adding that, "it’s a step forward in returning slowly to normal"

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 10:53am

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Red Jets to resume service from next week with limited capacity

Red Jet 7

CEO of Red Funnel says it is safe to travel on their ferries, as the Red Jet gets ready to resume next week

Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020 10:29am

By Enya Lumley