Companies That Offer Ferry Travel to Isle of Wight and Their Cost
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Among the main attractions in the Isle of Wight include the beaches of Ryde, Shanklin and Sandown, the port town of Yarmouth and the yachting town of Cowes. Have a view over the cliff edge at Needles and Freshwater or visit the Roman villas at Brading and the parks and museums at Newport for a historical reminisce. Fortunately riding a ferry to the Isle of Wight won't cost that much to visitors.
The three major ferry companies that travel to Isle of Wight are Wightlink, Hover Travel and Red Funnel Ferries. Among the three, Wightlink provides the most number of ferry routes. The lowest rate is at £12.30 for a day return trip travelling as standing passenger from Portsmouth to Fishbourne or Lymington to Yarmouth. Portsmouth to Ryde on foot cost £15.20. They have tons of offers to let you experience various activities like observing exotic animals, garden strolling, farming, and riding the Cliffhanger roller coaster.
Hover Travel only has the Portsmouth to Ryde travel route and it costs £15. They offer frequent travel cards that range from £105.11 for 20 travels to £855 for 250 travels. Teachers and Students purchase Term Cards, which are available only during August, September and October. You can also rent an electric bike called HoverCycle from Ryde at £22 and £32 for a half-day and whole day hire.
Red Funnel Ferries operates every hour from Southampton to East Cowes. Standard return trip rate is at £14. Here you can book your accommodation together with the ticket booking. They have off-peak fare deals, vehicle ferry fares, and accommodation offers like 5 nights of camping for four people at only £109.