Isle of Wight Ferry

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Red Funnel vehicle ferry timetable changes from next week

Aerial shot of Red Funnel ferry leaving Cowes

Watch out for changes to Red Funnel's vehicle ferry service from next week as the timetable is revised

Friday, 25th September, 2020 8:26am

By Enya Lumley with one comment

Red Funnel services head back to normal

Red Funnel Red Osprey

Red Funnel say it's been a particularly trying time and they’re all looking forward to resuming the planned full service

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 9:21pm

By Enya Lumley with one comment

Red Eagle pulled from service – traffic stacked up throughout East Cowes

Red Falcon grounded

With Red Osprey also out for repairs, it means there is just one ferry (Red Falcon) providing a shuttle service for ferry passengers

Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020 1:37pm

By Enya Lumley

Critically endangered European eel discovered in Wightlink’s oyster nurseries

Endangered eel

Historically, the eels were caught in the River Thames for human consumption, but their numbers have declined in recent years. This could be due to over fishing, coastal development or pesticides.

Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 9:03am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Appeal to Isle of Wight ferry passengers following fatal incident

Police control operator

Following a fatal incident yesterday, which resulted in a 15-year-old girl losing her life, Police are asking for the public's assistance

Sunday, 23rd August, 2020 3:03pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Unconscious woman pulled from sea at ferry port

RNLI embroidered logo

Callouts at two ferry ports led to a woman being pulled unconscious from the sea

Thursday, 20th August, 2020 7:50am

By George Chastney

Job losses at Isle of Wight ferry company due to Covid-19 (update 2)

Fran Collins

CEO of Red Funnel said this is a situation they've "tried very hard to avoid", but a review of the company resourcing will see a reduction of roles

Wednesday, 19th August, 2020 12:26pm

By Enya Lumley with 8 readers' comments

TV’s Nick Baker celebrates Isle of Wight’s UNESCO Biosphere status

Nick Baker explores the IW by bicycle

TV presenter and Isle of Wight fan, Nick Baker, crossed the Solent for a cycle tour to visit his favourite spots and find out more about the Island's exciting environmental initiatives

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 10:20am

By Karen Woods with 4 readers' comments

Letter: A lot of upset and worry coming over new ferry rules for Islanders returning from Spain

suitcase with travel stickers on it

This reader asks why the ferry companies can't just segregate passengers returning from Spain into a special area

Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 5:47pm

By Pam Broadhead with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ferry passenger instructions for residents returning from Spain


The statement has been jointly issued by the Isle of Wight council, Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel. Details within

Monday, 27th July, 2020 5:23pm

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

FastCat: Hopes for upturn in Ryde businesses, says IWC Leader

wight ryder passing a sea fort

Chair of the Isle of Wight Transport Infrastructure Board. says he hopes that with the new, more positive messaging about using public transport and school holidays we will see real growth in foot passenger numbers

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 4:24pm

By IW Council Press Office

Wightlink’s FastCat to resume sailings

new fastcat catamarans

The FastCat has been out of service since lockdown, but will now resume an hourly service. Details within

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 4:11pm

By Karen Woods