Welcome to Wightlink’s Media Centre. Here you can find information about the company, press releases, image libraries as well as contact information for filming, photography and broadcast opportunities.
Wightlink is the leading cross-Solent ferry operator carrying almost 4.5 million holidaymakers and Islanders across the Solent, to and from the Isle of Wight, every year. Eight ferries on three routes complete over 45,000 sailings a year, giving Islanders an easy and frequent service to mainland Hampshire and tourists an easy way to enjoy a taste of Island life.
Having introduced its new environmentally-friendly ferry – named Victoria of Wight – in August 2018, Wightlink is proud to be heralding a new, greener era of travel between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. As a hybrid energy ship that runs partly on electricity, Victoria of Wight offers greener crossings between the mainland and the Isle of Wight.
With rail connections at Portsmouth Harbour and Lymington Pier meaning customers can step directly onto Wightlink’s ports from a train, getting to the Isle of Wight could not be easier. FastCat passengers can step off the train from London, hop on a Wightlink FastCat and be on the Island from just 22 minutes, while the car ferries take around 40 minutes from Portsmouth and Lymington.
On board, passengers and drivers alike can relax in the lounges and enjoy some refreshments before arriving on the Island to enjoy the range of attractions, events and experiences that make the Isle of Wight a leading destination for tourists.
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. Closer to home, the company backs Island charities, arts groups and sports teams to the tune of £350,000 a year.
The beautiful scenery around our ports in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight makes a perfect backdrop for a film or documentary, while our ships and ports offer a fascinating insight into a busy ferry company operating 150 crossings a day.
Commercial photography projects, photo shoots and commercial filming requires permission in advance from Wightlink’s Media team. If you would like to take professional photographs or film at any of Wightlink’s ports or on board our vessels, please email your request to our Duty Media Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There may be charges for commercial filming and photography (excluding accredited news agencies). We also require a copy of your public liability insurance in advance.
Each request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and while we will try our very best to accommodate where we can, there may be times where we cannot allow filming or photography to take place. We take many different things into consideration when we receive a request and ultimately, we will always consider how filming may affect our passengers, colleagues and neighbours when making a decision.
Customers are very welcome to take photographs for their own personal (non-commercial) or educational use without being charged or requiring permission.
Please note, the following contacts are for media enquiries only; unfortunately we’re unable to help you with booking or account queries or customer feedback. For any customer service enquiries, please visit our Contact Us page.
If you have a media enquiry, please contact us:
Duty Media Officer on 07870 906 189 or email email@example.com
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