Your link to Vibrant Island

See. Do. Enjoy.

When it comes to activities, events and festivals, the Island has a year-round calendar with something for everyone. From world famous festivals, including the Isle of Wight Festival, to some of the biggest sailing, cycling and walking regattas, races and strolls, events celebrating history and culture, car rallies and food fests, visitors to the Isle of Wight are properly spoilt for choice. In fact, with so much going on, you’re sure to find the events that match your interests. And with more ferries, on more routes going more often, we’re your link to making the most of all the Island events this year. So what are you waiting for? Book your trip today.

Spirit of the Orient

Spirit of the Orient

15 – 23 February 2019

Explore a stunning fusion of sound, colour, illumination and delicious flavour at Robin Hill’s award-winning Electric Woods event, Spirit of the Orient.

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Isle of Wight Walking Festival

Isle of Wight Walking Festival

4 – 19 May 2019

One of the UK’s longest running walking festivals is your opportunity to experience some of the Island’s stunning scenery.

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Isle of Wight Randonnee

Isle of Wight Randonnee

5 May 2019

The Isle of Wight Randonnee is a free, non-competitive cycling event that regularly draws in thousands of cyclists from across the country.

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Isle of Wight Hullabaloo

Isle of Wight Hullabaloo

11 – 12 May 2019

Now in its third year this fascinating discovery event is made up of a scoop of science, a dollop of nature and a sprinkling of magic.

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Discounts & Offers

Thinking of travelling with Wightlink? If you want to be sure you’re getting the best available price, book your crossing to and from the Isle of Wight direct with Wightlink. We offer a great range of discounts and offers across the island, including attractions, events and even places to eat!

Isle of Wight Festival of Running

Isle of Wight Festival of Running

1 – 2 June 2019

With 5K and 10K routes taking you through some of the most picturesque areas on the Island, slip on your running shoes for Isle of Wight Running Festival 2019.

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Race the Sun

Race the Sun

6 July 2019

Race the Sun is returning for its third year where you and your three teammates are tasked with cycling 44 miles, trekking the Tennyson Trail and then canoeing 1.5km of the River Medina.

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Rhythmtree Festival

Rhythmtree Festival

12 – 14 July 2019

One of the Isle of Wight’s most original, fun, family-friendly music festivals – returns to Calbourne for 2019 to celebrate its 10th consecutive year.

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Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

17 – 18 August 2019

Situated in the glorious, rolling hills at the heart of the Island, the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival is one of the world’s largest celebrations of the piquant bulb.

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Accommodation

Want to stay a little longer? Whether you’re planning a short break or a family holiday, coming over for a festival or just looking for a place where there’s room to breathe, you’ll find the perfect accommodation on the Isle of Wight. And what’s more, with so much on offer, there’s something to suit your style and your budget.

Wightlink Blog

Here we reveal how to make the most of any trip to the Isle of Wight, with hints and tips, reviews and listings for what to do, where to stay and what to eat on our wonderful Island. We’ll keep you updated on the real Isle of Wight as well as featuring guest blogs. Have a look around and get inspired!

Why Choose Wightlink?

We’ve been carrying people across the Solent for 160 years now, and pride ourselves on the customer service we provide. Over the years, hundreds of millions of people have sailed with us, but it’s not just people we ferry across, we’ve shipped everything from zoo animals to Thomas the Tank Engine.

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