Travelling with your pet

Taking your pet

We know that your pet is very much part of the family, so we allow dogs, cats and other small animals on board all our ferries and they can come along with you free of charge.

On our vehicle ferries, you’ll find dedicated lounges where you can relax with your pet. We appreciate that not everyone wants to be around animals, so we ask that your pet remains in this area at all times or is left in your vehicle with a window open.

If you choose to leave your pet in your car, please be aware that while the ferry is sailing, you won’t be able to go back and check on them.

Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of our ports and ferries.

Pet-friendly areas

  • Victoria of Wight – Deck 4 rear lounge

  • St Clare – Deck 4, adjacent to children’s movie room

  • St Faith – Upper gazebo lounge (there is no lift access to this lounge so those with accessibility needs travelling with a dog can remain in the main lounge near the lift)

  • Wight Sun / Wight Sky / Wight Light – At the opposite end of the lounge to the Wight Taste area

  • Wight Ryder I and II – Anywhere on board

What we ask of you

If you choose to bring your pet on board, please take a look at our rules:

  • Always keep your dog on a lead and don’t leave them on their own.

  • If your pet does a poop, we ask you to do the scoop. Please bring your own waste bags and clear up any mess your animal leaves.

  • If your pet becomes distressed, aggressive, causes a disturbance or is believed to pose a risk to others, a member of our team will assist you to an isolated stairway or outside deck until your pet calms down.

  • Don’t let your dog on the seats.

  • Pets aren’t allowed in any of our café areas.

Taking your dog to the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is one of the most dog-friendly places in Britain, with walks galore, glorious sandy beaches and plenty of pit stops for the humans. 

See the ultimate doggy destination

Travelling in your vehicle

If it’s your first time taking your car onto a ferry, you might not know how it all works, so we’ve rounded up everything you need to know. 

See our how to travel guide
Costa staff pour drinks on board Wightlink ferry

Our facilities

You can pick up hot and cold food and drinks at all our ports and on board all our vehicle ferries, plus much more. 

See our facilities