From Anthony Stark Toller, Totland:

A FRIEND and his partner visited the Island by car last week for a short break.

They were charged £192 for a return trip Portsmouth to Fishbourne! That is totally outrageous.

He made the mistake of booking and paying for a caravan in Shanklin before he looked at the ferry prices.

The ferry was more than the accommodation.

If the Island is to have a future as a tourism destination then the two car ferry companies need to be regulated.

Between them they have a well controlled monopoly and can thus charge such extortionate prices.

If everyone on the ferry was charged that rate, then Wightlink made £34,000 for the return crossing.


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