FAQ – Travelling with pets

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Travelling with pets

There are many things to see and do with your dog on the Isle of Wight and many of the Island attractions are happy to let dogs in. For dog friendly details visit our blog.


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All Wightlink vessels are pet friendly, allow pets to travel for free and don’t need to be booked in advance. We do ask that all pets are secured in a suitable container or restrained in an appropriate way at all times. We would prefer that pets remain in vehicles with suitable water and ventilation but understand if this is not always possible.

We have pet friendly areas that are clearly marked and these are to be used by all passengers travelling with pets. For the comfort and convenience of other passengers no pets are allowed on any of our seats.

Pets are not allowed in any of our retail outlets.

Owners are responsible for ensuring all pets are well behaved on board and all toilets are the owner’s responsibility to clean up.

For more information on travelling with your pet, please click here.

Registered guide dogs are permitted in all passenger lounges and retail outlets.


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Of course, we do not provide walking or toilet areas for pets but you can walk in passenger areas. However, if your dog does go to the toilet in the terminal or on board it is the owners responsibility to clean up.

For more information on travelling with your pet, please click here.


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No, customers are not allowed to remain on the car decks during the crossing.

If you’re pet doesn’t like crowds or becomes distressed or aggressive during the crossing, a member of our team will direct you to a quiet outside deck or isolated stairway where you and your pet can remain until you’ve reached your destination or until your pet has calmed down.

If our team feel your pet is causing a disturbance or may pose a risk to other customers we will ask you to remain in an isolated area until the ship has berthed ready for disembarkation.

For more information on travelling with your pet, please click here.


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Pets are only allowed to travel in our Pet Friendly areas on board our car ferries. Pets are allowed in all areas on our FastCats. Registered guide dogs are permitted in all passenger lounges.

If you’re not sure where our Pet Friendly areas are when you’re on board, please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to show you.

Please remember, pets are not allowed on any seats, even in the Pet Friendly areas.

For more information on travelling with your pet, please click here.


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Find out the size of your vehicle by entering your registration number

At this time, this feature is only available for cars and vans

Registration number

E.g CU57ABC
Without any roofboxes, towbars, bicycle racks or trailers your vehicle should be:
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Choose your vehicle size manually here, you can find your vehicle height and width at Parkers.

Without any roofboxes, towbars, bicycle racks or trailers your vehicle should be:
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Is there anything on your vehicle which makes it longer or higher than the dimensions shown here, such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan?

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Below you will find all other vehicle types with some information around their size.
We recommend that you measure your vehicle before booking

Dangerous goods (including compressed gas etc. used for medical purposes) must be declared at least 24 hours before travel.

Camping gas canisters must be declared when you arrive at the port.

Please measure your motorcycle from your front wheel to the rear of your bike, including any extras which make the vehicle longer or taller such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan.
Please measure your vehicle from your front bumper to the rear of your car, and from the bottom of your tyres to the roof of your car, including any extras which make the vehicle longer or taller such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan.

What is the length and height of the vehicle?

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