Located just minutes away from the mainland, you don’t have to travel far to feel a million miles away from the stresses of everyday life and enjoy time together on an Island where there is room to breathe. There’s something for everyone; families can head to the fun-filled theme parks, zoos and animal centres for some holiday fun. Those seeking a dose of culture and history can explore Osborne House, the once holiday home to Queen Victoria, or amble through the stunning Ventnor Botanic gardens. Keen explorers can hop on bikes or put on their walking boots for an outdoor adventure across some of the UK’s most stunning landscape. Along with all this excitement, don’t forget about the summer festival fun that takes place on the Isle of Wight. Foodies can take to the Garlic festival for some garlic infused treats, while music lovers can enjoy performances by the most famous music stars at either Bestival or Isle of Wight Festival. With so much going on all year round, make the Isle of Wight the place for your next short break or holiday. West Cowes hosts Cowes Week – one of the most famous sailing regattas in the world, with over 1,000 boats and 8,500 competitors. Experience the fun and excitement of the racing and the events and festivities on shore.

Departs… Arrives… Duration… Provider… Frequency…
Lymington Yarmouth 40mins Wightlink Year round
Portsmouth Fishbourne 45mins Wightlink Year round
Portsmouth Ryde 22mins Wightlink Year round
Southampton East Cowes 55mins Red Funnel Year round
Southampton West Cowes 23mins Red Funnel Year round