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Take an Island break in 2022

Make 2022 the year of clifftop walks with extraordinary views. The year of epic open spaces, yours for the taking. The year of the Isle of Wight.

Right on your doorstep, but seemingly a world away, the Island is the perfect getaway destination – whether you’re after a spur-of-the-moment short break or a week-long holiday.

Book with confidence

When you book with us you can be confident that if your plans change, you have the flexibility to amend your booking. With our Standard tickets, you get:

  • FREE online amendments to your travel dates
  • Unlimited FREE travel date amendments
  • Full cancellation refund in advance of travel, minus a £5.00 fee

For peace of mind and full flexibility, we recommend booking with a Standard vehicle ferry ticket. If you purchase an Economy ticket, you can still amend your travel dates for free, but full cancellation charges would apply.

Explore our vehicle ticket options

Inspiration for your next getaway

The Isle of Wight is idyllic all year round, whether you visit under the blue sky of Summer or the orange of autumn. Find inspiration for whenever you choose to visit in our seasonal guides below.

A person in a red coat and hat throwing autumn leaves in the air in a forest of the Isle of Wight

Autumnal adventures

The Isle of Wight is a great place to visit in the autumn. The countryside transforms from green to reds, russets and golds and it’s the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors. So start planning your autumn break itinerary with our handy guide to the top things to do…

Read our guide to Isle of Wight experiences in the autumn

Read out guide to Isle of Wight experiences in the autumn
A couple walking in the Isle of Wight countryside in spring time

Spring breaks

Getting away in the springtime can really lift your spirits. The Isle of Wight is bursting with life at this time of year and can make a great countryside escape. Take a look at our top things to do on the Island this spring…

Read our blog full of spring break ideas

Read our blog full of spring break ideas
A family walking across a sandy beach with the sun and a pier in the background, Isle of Wight

Family summer escapes

Make family memories to last a lifetime on the Isle of Wight this summer. With attractions galore, long sandy beaches, dinosaur fossils and the best ice cream EVER, your children will thank you for years to come.

Read our guide to the top summer family experiences on the Island

Read our guide to the top summer family experiences on the Island

Car Day Returns from just £58

Enjoy an adventure on the Isle of Wight for less this year, with midweek car Day Returns starting at just £58.

From price based upon a travel on our Portsmouth – Fishbourne route, departing at 07:20 and returning at 23:05 on Tuesday, 27 September 2022. Full terms and conditions can be found here.

Get away from it all

Can you remember the last time you truly got away from it all? When you could truly linger over your lunch? The Isle of Wight is the ultimate island escape, your chance to leave the everyday behind.

Whatever floats your boat, whether it’s scenic drives, dog walks with clifftop views or visiting historic sites, laden with stories from yesteryear, we’re your link to the place that makes it happen.

Experience an island escape

Places to stay

You won’t be short of fantastic accommodation options on the Isle of Wight. You’ll find spa hotels, caravan parks, campsites and boutique B&Bs, most of which are only moments from the beautiful Island coastline.

Hotels and B&Bs

The Island has you covered for every type of break, with spa hotels, luxury accommodation, boutique B&Bs and even dog-friendly hotels available to choose from.

Explore Island hotels and B&Bs

Explore Island hotels and B&Bs

Holiday parks and caravan sites

Take your pick from a great selection of Isle of Wight holiday parks and caravan sites, many coming with stunning views right next to the coast.

Explore Island holiday parks

Explore Island holiday parks

Cottages and self catering

The Island boasts a range of cottages and self catering accommodation options, many of which are dog-friendly, so all the family is truly welcome.

Explore Island cottages

Explore Island cottages

Family fun

From a Royal residence to a rocket testing site, from riding the waves to riding a rollercoaster, from beaches to forests to an illuminated gorge, we’ve got an attraction for every type of family. 

Whether you have an hour, a day, a weekend or a week to spend on the Isle of Wight you’ll experience something you’ve never seen before. 

So what are you waiting for? Your next family adventure is closer than you think!

Family fun on the Isle of Wight

Coronavirus: large, open on board spaces

In response to coronavirus, we’ve put in a host of measures to make your journey with us as safe as possible – that’s why we’ve achieved the ‘We’re Good to Go’ mark from VisitEngland. Our ferries are spacious, with large, open on-board areas as well as outside decks.

See our latest measures

Explore the Island

Need to find something to do while you’re there? Wightlink Explorer has got you covered. Our interactive map is the go-to place for Island inspiration.