Travelling by ferry with your Pet

Wightlink welcomes pets on all our vessels and they travel free of charge. You are responsible for your pet at all times when travelling and must make sure they are looked after and secure.

Remember not everyone feels comfortable around animals and other passengers may have allergies. That’s why we have dedicated pet areas on all our car ferries, just follow the signs once you’re on board.

Pet do’s

  • Keep dogs on a lead at all times.
  • Follow the signs to our dedicated pet areas on board, there is a comfortable lounge inside the ship as well as access to our sun decks outside for walkies.
  • Car ferry crossings take up to 45 minutes, make sure your pets have time to relieve themselves before you board.
  • Please clean up after your pet and dispose of waste responsibly.
  • If you leave your pet in your car make sure the window is slightly open and water is available.
  • Your vet will be able to advise you of the best way to help keep your pet calm and reduce stress, seek their advice before travelling if you have a ferry-first-timer.

Pet don’ts

  • If your pet is unpredictable in new environments, around new people or other pets then you must leave them in your car during the journey. Remember to keep a window slightly open and make water available.
  • Passengers are not allowed to stay in their vehicles during the crossing. If you’re leaving your pet in the car you won’t be able to stay with them.
  • Pets are not allowed to sit on seats.
  • Don’t worry, you don’t need a pet passport or travel documents to take your pet to the Isle of Wight.

Registered guide dogs are permitted in all on board lounges.

The Island is one of the UK’s most dog friendly destinations. For more inspiration and our guide of Dog friendly beaches check Wightlink’s blog.

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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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