Wightlink has introduced a new early summer break offer, so customers can enjoy £30 off long breaks of five nights or more, and £25 off short stays of two to four nights until 18thJuly. Available exclusively online, it’s perfect for those wanting to make the most of the long summer evenings and escape to the Isle of Wight.
From stunning beaches to discover and beautiful landscapes, as well as a whole host of events taking place, the Isle of Wight is ideal for a short break this summer.
Wightlink’s upcoming recommendations on the Isle of Wight include:
Isle of Wight Mardi Gras: 29th June
The Isle of Wight Mardi Gras is held in Ryde every year on the last Saturday in June and takes inspiration from the New Orleans Mardi Gras, as well as Latin and Caribbean carnivals. This year’s carnival will be developed and created by local schools and community groups on themes that celebrate the environment, culture and history of the Island. The event is free to attend and visitors can find out more here: https://www.wightlink.co.uk/best-events/isle-of-wight-mardi-gras/.
Round the Island Race: 29th June
A completely free event for spectators, the annual Round the Island Race is organised by the Island Sailing Club and is a one-day yacht race attracting over 1,400 boats and around 15,000 sailors. Observers can watch sailors skim past the iconic rocky structure known as The Needles, round St Catherine’s Point, Bembridge Ledge and back into the Solent. Find out more at: https://www.wightlink.co.uk/best-events/round-the-island-race/.
Rhythm Tree Festival: 12th – 14th July
Known as the Isle of Wight’s most fun-filled and family friendly festival, Rhythm Tree returns to Calbourne for the 9th consecutive year. Bringing together high-quality music and entertainment, this year’s festival will showcase a diverse range of music with artists from the Island, the UK and beyond. Guests can enjoy the festival for a day or even for the whole weekend. Prices for day tickets start from £35 and adult weekend tickets are £100. Find out more at: https://www.wightlink.co.uk/best-events/rhythmtree-festival/.
Island Heritage Train Days at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway
On 9th June and 14th July, visitors to the Island Heritage Train Days can enjoy a journey back to the past and discover how the railways provided daily transport for workers, school children and livestock and farm produce. Visitors may also be taken back to the 1950s and 1960s to see an early British Railways’ era ballast train operating. Adult tickets start from £13.00 and child tickets start from £6.00 per person. Find out more at: https://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/events/island-steam-days.aspx.
With plenty to see and do in June and July, visitors have the chance to explore the Isle of Wight and enjoy significant savings with Wightlink. Ferry prices start from just £77.00 (based on four people travelling on 20th June 2019 for six nights). To find out more and book, visit www.wightlink.co.uk.