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If you book your accommodation and ferry direct, we’ll ensure you get the best deal possible, any day, any season. You choose when you want to stay, we take care of the rest.

The Clifton works closely with both Red Funnel and Wightlink Ferry companies to get you the best deal possible to travel to the Island. Please ask for details of our preferred ferry rates when booking direct, subject to availability.

Red Funnel is the original Isle of Wight ferry company operating their vehicle service between Southampton and East Cowes. The Company is a founder member of Visit Isle of Wight Ltd, the Island’s not for profit destination management organisation and Red Funnel sponsors or supports most of the Island’s premier events including the IW FestivalCowes WeekJack Up the 80’sV-Dub FestivalIW Literary FestivalNewport IW Jazz FestivalIsle Walk FestivalVentnor Fringe FestivalWolverton Manor Garden Show and the Isle of Wight Day as well as a range of community and niche interest events.


Courtesy of Red Funnel Ferries

Wightlink offers a choice of ports and operates from Portsmouth to Fishbourne, Excellent road and rail connections to Portsmouth. Ideally located for discovering all the Island has to offer. Or from Lymington to Yarmouth, The shortest and quickest car ferry crossing. Perfect for exploring the west half of the Island. There’s a cafe-bar on every car ferry, with drinks and hot and cold snacks, plus they stock Isle of Wight produce on board, so you can sample the delights of the Island before you arrive. Wightlink has a long and proud history of supporting holidaymakers and local people alike. It works closely with the tourism organisation Visit Isle of Wight to promote the Island as one of the UK’s top visitor attractions.


Courtesy of Wightlink Ferries