About this group

After the pandemic Wightlink stopped and reduced their Catamaran crossings.

They ceased at 8.20pm.

Thanks to the work of the Wightlink User Group, the last sailing is now 10:45pm.

Our group are now working hard on –


  • Improved affordability with discounts for residents on individual crossings as well as multi-passes Isle of Wight address ‘Friends and family’ discounts


  • Free fares for patients needing treatment on the mainland
  • A dedicated phone line for patients with booked NHS appointments
  • Free car parking at ferry ports for those attending appointments
  • Discounts for those accompanying or visiting relatives in hospital


  • That connects with rail services
  • Allows for late night return to and from the island
  • Gives regular passage to and from the island, without long intervals between crossings in Yarmouth, Ryde and Fishbourne
  • Does not consider the car ferry a viable alternative to the Fastcat