About Wightlink

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.

Wightlink's routes

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.

Meet our fleet

Meet our fleet

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Routes and ports

Routes and ports

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the environment

the environment

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Filming, photography and broadcast


From honking our horn live on BBC Radio One, to music videos with Robbie Williams; Wightlink has years of experience with broadcast.

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 media@wightlink.co.uk.


Caravanning with Shane Ritchie for Channel 5

The Cockfields for UKTV Gold

 

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.





Media contacts

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.


News Media Enquiries

If you have a news media question about Wightlink’s day-to-day operations, systems or corporate issues, please contact us.

If you have a News Media enquiry, then please contact:

Duty Media Officer on 07870 906 189 or email media@wightlink.co.uk


Travel PR Enquiries

Flagship Consulting works with Wightlink to promote its services to the UK market as the ferry company of choice when enjoying the range of attractions, events and experiences the Isle of Wight is renowned for.

If you have a Travel PR enquiry, then please call:

020 7680 7114 or email wightlink@flagshipconsulting.co.uk

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