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Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries

The Hard, Portsmouth PO1 3PS, England
+44 333 999 7333
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Very efficient!

Well I've used the catamaran service a few times now and I have found it very punctual and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
helenpencil
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Expensive but good!

We visit the Island quite regularly and use Wight Rider from Portsmouth to Ryde. They now give... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Wightlink's FastCat passenger service between Portsmouth Harbour Railway station and Ryde Pier Head. Wightlink is the leading cross-Solent ferry operator carrying almost five million holidaymakers and Islanders to the Isle of Wight every year. Whether travelling by foot in just over 20 minutes or by car in under 45 minutes, Wightlink’s modern, comfortable fleet of eight ferries sailing on three routes (Portsmouth-Ryde, Portsmouth-Fishbourne and Lymington-Yarmouth) provide Island-wide coverage.
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The Hard, Portsmouth PO1 3PS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well I've used the catamaran service a few times now and I have found it very punctual and efficient. I have been able to jump straight on every time even when I have actually been booked on a later ferry and it always leaves on...More

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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Helen Just a quick message to thank you for sharing your experiences of travelling with us. I'm so pleased you like travelling on our FastCat service and we look forward to welcoming you on board again soon!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visit the Island quite regularly and use Wight Rider from Portsmouth to Ryde. They now give forces discount so we will probably use the more often.

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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded today

HI Phantasy I'm glad you like travelling with us and that you can make use of the new discount. We look forward you travelling with us for many more years to come!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So easy to travel from Waterloo to Ryde and onwards. Quick and comfortable, you are there or back before you know it. Helpful staff too. What more can you ask for?

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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tony Just a quick reply to thank you for travelling with us and for taking the time to write your review - it is much appreciated! Do travel with us again soon....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have used Whitelink for years but today took my 2yr old greatgrandaughter on her first trip she loved it, everyone from the ticket office to the crew are so friendly and helpful it is a quick quiet option for visiting the I.O.W

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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Shirleyann I'm so glad you and your great granddaughter enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for sharing your experiences of travelling with us and I hope it isn't long before you both get to travel with us again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom and I travelled from Portsmouth train/bus/ferry station to Ryde for a day trip to the IOW. We were using only public transportation. The ferry for the Wightlink ferries is in the same building as the Portsmouth Harbour train station, across the courtyard from...More

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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lara Thanks for leaving your review. I'm so pleased you and your mom enjoyed yourselves travelling with us and exploring the Isle of Wight. For other TripAdvisor readers interested in details of our combined Wight Rover (ferry, train to Ryde Esplanade & bus travel)...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting Ryde Pier Costa on Sunday 22nd July, I ordered myself and my son who has servere allergies drinks, he wanted a hot chocolate made with soya and the lady behind the counter asked if he had any allergies as I asked for soya...More

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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi IsleofWight88 Thank you so much for your exceedingly kind review. Your message has really made me smile. I'll be very happy to pass on your praise to their manager so that they're aware of this good service and can pass on your thanks. Thanks...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service from Wightlink this weekend, no issues with delays, polite and friendly staff, the weather was good too

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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi David Just a quick note to thank you for leaving your review. I'm so glad you rate our service as great and that the weather was kind to you too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used the catamaran service for a trip to the IoW and was impressed with the speed and efficiency of the service. It is, maybe, a little expensive and there are times the hover travel are cheaper but still a pleasant way to travel to the...More

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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Northants90 I've replied with a couple of ways customers may be able to save on their fares in response to the review below. I hope one of the suggestions is useful to you in future. I'm glad you're impressed with our service and I...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At nearly £20 for a day return, this is not cheap for a three mile each way crossing. However, it is fast and efficient. You can take your bike, and there is a railway station at each end of the route, making public transport very...More

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Wightlink, General Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Robert Thanks for leaving your review. As you mention, a good way for travellers to save if they are arriving by train is to purchase a through rail journey which includes our FastCat, especially if they have discounted railcards (which can be purchased from...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I use the the fast cat twice a day to and from work and I think they do a superb job and I do not really have any issues as such other than it is very annoying to have to wait an hour for the...More

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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Steven Thanks for sharing your experiences of using our FastCat service. I'm so glad you rate our service so high. On the subject of better connections, I'm afraid this is a difficult issue for us to win. At Portsmouth Harbour there are trains arriving...More

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