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Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries

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Very good service across the Solent

This is a highly efficient service for foot passengers from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier. There... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Stella-Dot
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
Fantastic Easy Ferry Trip

Managed to find the ferry dock okay and it was so easy to park and then go!! It was as quick as... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2019
LeilaRutherford
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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Wightlink's FastCat passenger service between Portsmouth Harbour Railway station and Ryde Pier Head. Wightlink is the leading cross-Solent ferry operator carrying almost five million holidaymakers and Islanders to the Isle of Wight every year...more
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a highly efficient service for foot passengers from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier. There is a train station very close by, making it even more convenient. My rail ticket included the return crossing. There are loads of signs which are easy to follow....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Stella-Dot
Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Stella Thanks for your great review. Full of great information for anyone wishing to take a trip over to the Isle of Wight. I hope it won't be long before we see you on board again. Tina :)

Reviewed January 22, 2019

Managed to find the ferry dock okay and it was so easy to park and then go!! It was as quick as that!! Ferry was clean and the staff were polite. All good.....

Date of experience: January 2019
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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Hi Leila Thank you for taking the time to review your trip with us. I am pleased that everything went nice and easy for you. I hope it won't be too long before we see you on board again. :)

Reviewed January 3, 2019

Took the ferry to Ryde for a day trip Excellent service comfortable ride Great connections with railway Just a pity that there is no carpark to leave car...difficult to find a space nearby and very expensive parking

Date of experience: January 2019
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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

Hi Mike Thank you for travelling with Wightlink on our FastCat Passenger service to Ryde Pier, and for taking the time to share your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed our service and hope it isn't long before you'll get to travel with us again!

Reviewed November 26, 2018

How easy and cheap is the Wightlink fastCat foot ferry. Across to Ryde in 20 minutes the boarding and disembarking was simple and quick.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Hi MSS-Cairo Just a quick message to thank you for travelling with Wightlink and for sharing your experiences with other TripAdvisor readers. I do hope it isn't long before we'll get to welcome you back on board.

Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Wightlink have this hilariously useless “loyalty” scheme which allows you to pay MORE for your tea at their Costa shops. They now only give discounts on small drinks so if you buy a tea with your MyLink at the Ryde terminal you get a small...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

Hi WightTraveller I'm sorry you find our MyLink scheme to be poor. I have asked our retail management team for their input and they've advised me that we do not sell 8oz drinks in any of our outlets (Wight taste and Costa). Wight Taste only...More

Reviewed November 15, 2018

Took a trip back from Ryde pier to Portsmouth harbour station. Left on time, speedy crossing and arrived in plenty of time for my connecting train. Comfortable seats on board. Short walk from the ferry to the station in Portsmouth.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2018

Hi Dave I am very pleased that you enjoyed your trip over on the fast cat. I find having the terminal within the confines of Portsmouth rail station really is convenient. we hope to see you on board again soon :)

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Good fast transport, comfortable enough. The terminals were clean and the boarding was on time. Overall nice way to get to Central Ryde.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Hi Family Gamers I'm glad you enjoyed sailing with us to Ryde. I hope it won't be long before you travel on one of our FastCats again :)

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We visit the Isle of Wight regularly and sailing from Portsmouth to Ryde is our favourite crossing. Good staff who really look after us well every timeMore

Date of experience: May 2018
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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Hi tubeway I'm so pleased our FastCat service is your favourite crossing to the Isle of Wight. I'll be happy to make sure your praise of our teams is passed on. I do hope you'll continue to travel with us for many more years to...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Absolute joke of a company + staff at car ferry terminal absolutely incompetent and rude!!! Avoid at all costs!!More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2018

Hi FfionLFC I think you were meant to post this review on one of our car ferry TripAdvisor pages. I'm very sorry you received a poor level of service. Please could you use one of the forms on our 'contact us' page with more details...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018

This was the first time for myself to use the catamaran over to Ryde on the Isle of Wight and I really enjoyed it. Buying a ticket and boarding the ship was smooth, easy and efficient. I chose to stand outside on the top deck...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Wightlink, Guest Relations Manager at Wightlink Isle of Wight Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Hi Jason I'm so pleased you enjoyed your first trip with us on our FastCat service. Thanks for sharing your review and I hope you'll get to sail with us again before too long.

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