Travelling by ferry with your Pet

Wightlink welcomes pets on all our vessels and they travel free of charge.

We appreciate not everyone wants to be around animals and some suffer from allergies that make it extremely uncomfortable to be around them.

So we can provide an enjoyable experience for all our customers, we recommend pets remain in your vehicles with a window slightly open. Please be aware you will not be permitted to remain in the vehicle with your pet.

If this is not suitable please ensure you adhere to our pet travelling rules at all times:

  • Keep pets on a lead at all times on our port and on board our ships and FastCats.
  • Do not leave your pet unaccompanied at any time.
  • Pets are only permitted to travel in our Pet Friendly areas on board our ships. Our team will direct you to these areas if required.
  • No pets are allowed on any seats at any time.
  • If your pet has a toilet accident, the owner is responsible for cleaning up the mess and ensuring the area is clean and hygienic for other customers. Waste is to be disposed of in the appropriate bins on our ports or disposed of after leaving the ship if on board.
  • Waste bags and cleaning items are to be supplied by the owner.
  • Pets are not allowed in any of our retail outlets.
  • If your pet becomes distressed, aggressive, causes a disturbance or is believed to a risk to other customers while travelling, a member of our team will assist you to an isolated stairway or outside desk until your pet calms down.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of our port, ships and FastCats.

We also recommend you:

  • Avoid feeding your pet directly before you travel as they may become travel sick.
  • Make sure your pet has been to the toilet before travelling.
  • Always carry fresh water so your pet doesn’t become dehydrated.
  • Always carry waste bags and cleaning equipment in case of accidents.

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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