Additional Features5 Day Return Vehicle + 4
Day Return Vehicle + 4
DescriptionIsle of Wight Timetables
Sailing times, while correct at time of publication, are subject to alteration. For operating reasons ships may sail a little before or after advertised times.
Portsmouth - Fishbourne
Car & Passenger Ferry
This crossing is approximately 40 minutes aboard our largest ferries and connects Central and East Wight with the mainland. There are café-bar facilities, spacious lounges, observation decks and frequent round-the-clock sailings all year.
Lymington - Yarmouth
Car & Passenger Ferry
The shortest car ferry journey across the Solent takes just 30 minutes. Each ferry offers café-bar facilities, a spacious lounge and observation deck. With mainland rail services arriving at the terminal and Island bus connections at Yarmouth, this crossing is ideal for foot passengers too.
Portsmouth - Ryde
Our foot passenger only route takes around 18 minutes by our high-speed FastCat catamarans, with the benefit of onward rail connections at either port. Rail and coach services connect our terminal at Portsmouth Harbour Station with London, Brighton, Bristol and the Midlands whilst trains along the pier connect the Pier Head and Ryde Esplanade with the popular resorts of Sandown and Shanklin.
Extended Journeys Coach Service
Special combined coach and ferry fares are available to the Isle of Wight with National Express. Call National Express Travel Enquiry Line on 0870 580 8080 for details.
Easter Breakaways to the Isle of Wight
Easter holiday trips to the Isle of Wight with Wightlink Holidays (0870 582 0202/ www.wightlink.co.uk) include an attraction-packed day trip to Dinosaur Isle and the opportunity to sample some of the Island's natural produce by taking the Taste of Wight Trail:
Family Treasure Hunts for fossils - not eggs: Visit Europe's first purpose-built dinosaur museum - Dinosaur Isle - during the Easter Holidays on 5th, 6th or any day between 12th and 16th April and families can join a pre-historic fossil hunt at nearby Yaverland (call 01983 404344 to book). Back at Dinosaur Isle they can meet up with Dextor the Neovenator, the Isle of Wight's first animatronic dinosaur, and check out a host of inter-active exhibits that bring the dinosaur age to life. These range from a sandbox where you brush away the sand and find a long dead seabed to a 'feelbox' where you can stick your hand into the dark and guess what you're feeling - including pointed carnivore teeth and dinosaur poo. General entry into Dinosaur Isle for a family of four costs just £12 and the fossil hunt is £7.