Isle Of Wight

Getting to the Isle Of Wight

Getting to the Isle Of Wight

Hey there, fellow adventure-seekers!

Are you ready to escape the hustle and bustle of the mainland UK and experience the magic of the Isle Of Wight? We are excited to share insider knowledge on how to get to this beautiful island by sea.



Southampton to Cowes: The Fastest Route

If you're coming from Southampton, you can reach Cowes in just 25 minutes with Red Funnels "Red Jet" service. This popular route offers sailings throughout the day, making it an ideal choice for those with limited time. Take in the stunning views of the Solent Strait while enjoying a comfy journey on board. This service is for foot passengers only, if you're bringing a vehicle along for the ride, check out the others listed below.

Directions: From Southampton, take the A33 road towards "Red Funnel Ferries" and follow signs for the terminal.



Lymington to Yarmouth: The Scenic Route

For a more leisurely pace, hop on the Wightlink car ferry from Lymington to Yarmouth. This 45-minute journey takes you through the picturesque waters of the Solent and offers breath-taking views of the Needles Lighthouse. Keep and eye out for the dolphins and seabirds along the way!

Directions: From Lymington, take the A337 road towards "Lymington Quay" and follow signs for "Wightlink Ferries".



Portsmouth to Fishbourne: The Chillout Option

After a busy day, unwind on the Wightlink sailing from Portsmouth to Fishbourne. This 40-minute journey is the perfect opportunity to kick back and relax. Take in the stunning views while enjoying a comfortable ride on board. Grab a snack or do some reading - You'll arrive on the island feeling calm and refreshed, ready to take on your next adventure.

Directions: From Portsmouth, take the A3(M) motorway towards Fishbourne and follow signs for "Wightlink Ferries".



Portsmouth to Ryde via Hovercraft: The Thrill Seeker's Choice

For an adrenaline rush like no other, take the Hovertravel hovercraft from Portsmouth to Ryde. This speedy 35-minute journey is sure to get your heart racing as you soar across the Solent at speeds of up to 40 knots! Don't forget your camera to capture those Insta-worthy moments.

Directions: From Portsmouth, take the A3(M) motorway towards Ryde and follow signs for "Hovertravel" terminals.




Tips from a local

As locals, we can attest that the best way to experience the Island is via Sea. (Unless you're mega rich - then start that helicopter!) Be sure to book in advance, especially during peak season, and don't forget your sunscreen - we islanders love our summer vibes!


Get Your Jake Ellis Sunglasses Ready!

Now that you've arrived on the island, it's time to grab your shades and soak in those sun-kissed vibes. We are stocked all over the Island - including; Cowes, Ryde, Newport, Freshwater Bay. Click HERE to see the stores.

From exploring our beautiful beaches to hiking our scenic trails, we've got everything you need for an unforgettable island getaway.


So which route will you chose?

Book your tickets and get ready for an adventure like no other on the Isle Of Wight!

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