~ BOOKINGS ~
Clematis Bookings and Enquiries should be made to:
High Street, Newchurch
Isle of Wight PO36 0NJ
Tel. 01983 867613
Mob. 07974 946738
The Isle of Wight is
linked to the mainland ports of Lymington, Southampton and
Portsmouth by vehicle ferries, high speed passenger catamarans and hovercraft,
although we assume that most visitors will bring a vehicle (the bus service is, well, rural).
Please check with the
above contacts for ferry inclusive prices - these can offer
better value for money than booking accommodation and ferry separately.
Wightlink operates car
ferries from Portsmouth to Fishbourne (near Ryde)
and from Lymington to Yarmouth.
Red Funnel operates
car ferries and a passenger service from Southampton to Cowes*.
It has the unusual distinction of having once had the longest company name on record:
The Southampton, Isle of Wight & South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co.
*Passenger ferries go
to West Cowes, but cars go to East Cowes, which is across the river.
This is not a problem, as if you bring a car, you will want to be on the East side anyway.
There is also a hovercraft
service between Southsea (near Portsmouth) and Ryde,
although this is for passengers only. It is very quick, however, and so useful for excursions.
Tel. 01983 811000