About the route
Our Portsmouth Harbour-Ryde Pier Head FastCat foot passenger route is currently suspended because of lockdown restrictions on non-essential travel.
If you’re travelling on foot, Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head is our quickest route, crossing the waters between the Isle of Wight and mainland in just 22 minutes.
Our reliable, high-speed FastCat catamarans serve this route and come with spacious passenger lounges, bicycle racks and a sun deck, perfect for taking in the views during the day.
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The crossing is around 22 minutes on board one of Wightlink's spacious ferries.
No, this route is only for foot passengers.