Isle of Wight Pride returns to Ryde in 2018 and, as official UK Pride host, it’s set to be spectacularly grand with a host of big name acts.

IW Pride 2017, the first Pride festival on the Island, was a huge hit, celebrating tolerance, diversity and the vibrant LGBTQ community. It was so successful that, in October 2017, the Isle of Wight beat tough competition and won the right to host UK Pride 2018.

Taking place on Saturday, 21 July 2018, it’s set to be enormously popular with plenty to enjoy on the day. The parade will travel through Ryde onto Union Street and through to the Pride site on the seafront. There you will find a fantastic Pride Village, with food, drinks and market stalls, as well as an acoustic stage and family friendly areas.

Acts on the day include Conchita Wurst, a Gok Wan DJ set, Lady Gaga and Dolly Parton tribute acts and award-winning cabaret artist Danny Beard.

The town of Ryde couldn’t be better suited to its role of host, with glorious beaches on which to party, tranquil beauty spots in which to relax and plenty of places to eat and drink.

Getting there

What’s more, it’s easy to get to. Our FastCat service from Portsmouth Harbour will get you straight into the action in Ryde in just 22 minutes. We’ll be laying on extra sailings throughout the day – check our service status page for more information.

Make the most of our early bird offer below, with tickets from just £15, and book today.

Isle of Wight Pride early bird FastCat offer

Book by 14 July 2018 and save on your foot passenger ferry travel for the Isle of Wight Pride weekend.

The offer is valid on our Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head route. Day return travel can be taken on 21 and 22 July, while the short stay offer applies to outward travel taken on 20, 21 or 22 July and return travel on 21, 22 or 23 July 2018.

Category Day return Short stay
Adult £15.00 £20.00
Student £13.00 £17.00
Senior £11.00 £15.00
Child (5-15) £7.50 £10.00
Infant FREE FREE
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1. This is a time limited offer which can only be booked online using the link.
2. Early bird foot passenger fares are valid for bookings made between 1 February 2018 and 14 July 2018 or until limit has been reached.
3. Day Return and Short Stay travel must take place as specified from the Mainland to the Island (Isle of Wight) on our Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head FastCat route.
4. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time.
5. No adjustments can be made on previous purchases.
6. Offer cannot be used against Season Tickets, Multilink Passes or any promotional offers including Tesco Clubcard Boost tokens, already discounted fares and B2B (business to business) bookings.
7. Wightlink General Conditions for provision of Ferry Services apply and can be found at www.wightlink.co.uk/terms.

Low vehicles (LV)

Up to 5.00m long
Up to 2.24m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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High vehicles (HV)

Up to 5.00m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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Low passenger vehicles (LP)

5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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High passenger vehicles (HP)

5.01m to 15m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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Low motorhome (LM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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High motorhome (HM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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Low commercial vehicles (LF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Up to 2.24m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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High commercial vehicles (HF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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Freight rigid (FR)

Freight vehicle 7.01m to 12m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Single chassis freight vehicles designed to carry heavy loads.
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Freight artic (FA)

Freight vehicle over 12m to 19m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Tractor-trailer freight vehicle up to 44 tonne GVWR with a split chassis or separate unit designed to carry heavy loads.
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Minibus (MINI)

Passenger vehicles 5.01m to 8m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Passenger vehicles with 8-17 seats.
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Coaches

Because we need to know additional information for coach bookings such as loaded and empty passenger numbers, please visit our Coach page to make your booking
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Motorcycle/trike/quad (MC)

Vehicles up to 3.5m long.
Motorcycles, Motorcycles with sidecars, three or four wheeled personal powered tricycle, TWIZY or quad bike up to 3.5m long.
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Bicycles and mobility scooters

Mobility Scooters must be battery powered.
Electric bikes must retain the ability to be pedalled by the rider.
Pushbikes, e-bikes and battery powered Mobility scooters travel free of charge when a customer purchases a foot passenger ticket.
No need to book separately.
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