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Sporting successes celebrated at Wightlink event

Tales of Isle of Wight sporting excellence came aplenty at an event hosted by Wightlink to find out more about the latest achievements of the individuals and organisations sponsored by the ferry company. Scores of sportspeople of all ages and involved in a wide variety of activities, were present at the Quay Arts Centre, Newport […]

May, 17th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink goes the extra mile to support elderly customers

Staff at Wightlink are being advised by the experts on how to make sure older Islanders and mainland people experience excellent customer service while crossing the Solent. Managers from Wightlink’s contact centre, customer relations and retail were at the first training session led by Age UK Isle of Wight on the best way to meet […]

May, 16th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink supports Isle of Wight arts and entertainment

Wightlink has announced a major new sponsorship deal with Quay Arts in Newport. Under the arrangement, Wightlink will provide free travel to artists visiting the Isle of Wight to appear at the Quay Arts Centre. The arrangement is already underway and, as part of its new relationship, Wightlink chose the Centre as the venue for […]

May, 10th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink supports leading wildlife experts to reveal the Secrets of the Solent

Wightlink has teamed up with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to educate customers about the amazing marine life of the Solent through entertaining interactive presentations onboard ferries. The Trust has been awarded a £640,300 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant through the National Lottery to deliver a new programme called ‘Secrets of the Solent’. […]

May, 9th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink’s new flagship Victoria of Wight takes shape

It is exactly three months since Wightlink’s new environmentally friendly hybrid energy flagship Victoria of Wight was launched to cheers and applause from staff and shipyard workers at Cemre. Since the ferry went down the slipway in Yalova, Turkey, an army of construction staff and contractors have been hard at work installing everything from engines […]

May, 7th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Samba rhythms at Wightlink’s Fishbourne terminal

Wightlink is supporting Raw Samba musicians to play at a series of performances on the mainland in the coming year. To say ‘thank you’, several Raw Samba members descended on Wightlink’s Fishbourne terminal to give an impromptu gig. Stella Johnstone from Raw Samba says: “We have a number of mainland performances this year and the […]

May, 3rd 2018 Read full Press Release »

Book your next crossing on Wightlink’s App. Technology transforms ferry travel

Wightlink has launched a smartphone App to make ferry travel easier. Customers with iPhones and Android devices can download the App, add their details and start using it to book crossings within minutes. The Wightlink App can be used to make bookings, amend bookings, look at timetables, check the service status of all routes and […]

May, 1st 2018 Read full Press Release »

Portsmouth FC congratulates Wightlink’s Steve Chamberlain

Portsmouth FC were delighted to roll out the red carpet for a true hero supporter, Steve Chamberlain, at Sunday’s home game with Oxford United. Steve is a Deck Officer at Wightlink and on the night of 2 February he sprang to fame when he jumped into the icy waters of Portsmouth Harbour to rescue a man who […]

April, 3rd 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink’s Camber Café is open for business

Ready in time for Easter – Wightlink has opened stylish new refreshment facilities at its Portsmouth car ferry terminal. The Camber Café opened at 10:00 today on the top floor of the new customer building that links both boarding ramps at the port. Customers can enjoy the best Isle of Wight produce including Island Roasted […]

April, 3rd 2018 Read full Press Release »

The Island’s MP learns more about Wightlink’s contribution to tourism on the Isle of Wight

Wightlink welcomed a new team member on Saturday (24 March) when Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely went ‘back to the floor’ for the morning at its Yarmouth terminal as part of English Tourism Week. Bob got a behind the scenes insight into Wightlink’s connections with Lymington, assisted staff with operations including marshalling traffic and […]

March, 26th 2018 Read full Press Release »

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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