Meet our fleet

St Clare

St Clare

Our second-largest ferry, St Clare has two decks for vehicles and much like Victoria of Wight, can be boarded using the two tier system at our Portsmouth and Fishbourne ports.

She launched in April of 2001 and first entered service on 16 July of that year. Her name, St Clare, comes from the Order of Saint Clare, an group of nuns who once occupied Appuldurcombe House in Wroxall on the Isle of Wight.

Facilities on board

St Clare has a wide range of facilities including food and drink outlets, lifts, toilets, baby changing facilities, outside sun decks and dog-friendly areas.

At our outlets and vending machines, please pay using contactless or chip and pin, either with a bank card or Google or Apple Pay – cash is not being accepted.

Children's play area

Let the kids burn off some energy in the soft play area, open throughout your crossing.

A couple with a dog onboard a ferry next to windows, with coffee and a magazine

Dog-friendly areas

We have a dedicated area for your four-legged friends, where they can feel safe and socialise with other pooches.

Food and drinks

We have a wide variety of hot and cold food and drink options, from both the We’re Serving Costa Coffee and our Wight Taste outlets.

Sun decks

If the weather’s right, grab some fresh air and take in the Solent views from one of the sun deck areas.

Teen Scene area

Take a seat in the Teen Scene area, where you can catch one of a number of Disney films available during your crossing.

Did you know?

In January 2004...

St Clare was used as a cruise to look at Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 in Southampton, which at the time was the world’s largest cruise liner. The cruise had over 500 passengers on board.

Where is she registered?

She is registered under the UK flag in London.

How long is she?

She is 86 metres long, which is about nine-tenths the height of Big Ben.

When and where was she built?

St Clare was built in Gdansk, Poland, and launched in 2001 before coming home to Portsmouth.

What is her passenger capacity?

St Clare can hold 878 passengers at a time.

What is her vehicle capacity?

She can hold 186 vehicles at a time.

Routes sailed

Portsmouth – Fishbourne

45 minutesVehicle and foot passenger ferry

Portsmouth to Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight is a popular and convenient ferry route, getting you across the Solent in just 45 minutes.

A number of ferries serve this crossing, including our environmentally friendly flagship Victoria of Wight, each coming with spacious passenger loungers, sun decks and food and drink outlets to keep you refreshed.

Check out our TripAdvisor page and see what others have said about this route.

From Monday, 11 to Friday, 15 March 2024 we will be installing new CCTV cameras in the Gunwharf Car Park opposite the Portsmouth – Fishbourne car ferry port.

During this short period, there will be a reduced number of parking spaces available to customers. However, the entrance, exit, direction of traffic and number of disabled parking bays will remain unchanged.

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View the Portsmouth – Fishbourne route

Meet the rest of the fleet

Victoria of Wight

Victoria of Wight

Vehicle and foot passenger ferry

The biggest ferry in our fleet – running on hybrid energy, bringing a new, greener era of travel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. 

View the Victoria of Wight

St Faith

Vehicle and foot passenger ferry

Our eldest member of the fleet, St Faith continues to serve the Portsmouth – Fishbourne route, providing a relaxing journey across the Solent.

View the St Faith

Wight Sun

Vehicle and foot passenger ferry

As one of our Wight Class ferries, Wight Sun serves our Lymington – Yarmouth route and, when required, our Portsmouth – Fishbourne route.

View the Wight Sun

Wight Sky

Vehicle and foot passenger ferry

Serving our Lymington – Yarmouth route, Wight Sky is one of our Wight Class vehicle ferries.

View the Wight Sky

Wight Light

Vehicle and foot passenger ferry

One of our Wight Class vehicle ferries, Wight Light serves our Lymington – Yarmouth route.

View the Wight Light

Wight Ryder I

Foot passenger ferry

The first of our high-speed FastCats, Wight Ryder I can get you across the Solent in just 22 minutes.

View the Wight Ryder I

Wight Ryder II

Foot passenger ferry

Our second high-speed FastCat, getting you across the Solent in just 22 minutes.

View the Wight Ryder II