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Wightlink and Stagecoach partner to promote through ticketing for NHS patients

Wightlink has partnered with Stagecoach South to provide patients living on the Isle of Wight with transport links to their appointments at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth. The new ferry and bus ticket scheme means that patients living on the Isle of Wight are able to get to their appointments at the hospital without the […]

May, 23rd 2019 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink wins silver – and is going for gold

Wightlink has been awarded a Silver Star in recognition of its efforts to promote sustainable travel on the Island and is now aiming to achieve Gold status. The accolade, awarded by Visit Isle of Wight under its Green Star scheme, reflects Wightlink’s commitment to protect the environment which already includes operating England’s only hybrid-energy ferry, […]

May, 17th 2019 Read full Press Release »

The Awakening gets away from it all with Wightlink this summer

The Awakening, the new festival of wellbeing and self-care taking place on 8th and 9th June on the Isle of Wight, brought the good vibes to visitors and Islanders alike with an on-board yoga session this week. Event organiser, Kate Taylor — a leading well-being, life design & empowerment coach and author — is working […]

May, 15th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink will run overnight FastCat sailings over summer weekends

Wightlink will be running overnight FastCat services between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier Head on Friday night/early Saturday morning and Saturday night/early Sunday morning over the summer. Both Islanders and visitors from the mainland will be able to enjoy a late night out on the other side of the Solent every weekend from Friday 31 […]

May, 14th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Britain’s Got Talent star Derek Sandy to perform on Wightlink’s flagship Victoria of Wight

Island favourite Derek Sandy will sing on several Wightlink crossings over the next few weekends, following his success in the Britain’s Got Talent auditions. He stunned judges on the hit talent show with his song ‘Welcome to the Isle of Wight’ and they rewarded him with four ‘yes’ votes. Derek will be performing on the […]

May, 13th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink has a cracking Easter

Beautiful Bank Holiday weather brought out the crowds to the Isle of Wight this Easter. Wightlink’s flagship Victoria of Wight carried more than 20,000 passengers to and from the Island over the four days – it was her busiest weekend since she entered service on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route last summer and a new record for […]

April, 24th 2019 Read full Press Release »

44 years loyal service recognised for retiring Wightlink crewman Chris Freemantle

Long-serving senior rating Chris Freemantle has just retired from Wightlink after 44 years, four months and four days as a crewman on the car ferries that connect the Isle of Wight with the mainland. During that time, he spent 33 years as a member of the Portsmouth-Fishbourne night crew – clocking up 8,000 trips and […]

April, 23rd 2019 Read full Press Release »

Ferry nice cakes for sale on Ryde Pier – in aid of Stand Up to Cancer

There will be cakes galore on Ryde Pier on Easter Saturday (20 April) as big-hearted Wightlink staff Zoe Lewis-Marlton and Julie Rousset take part in The Great Stand Up to Cancer Bake-Off. Cakes will be on sale from 08:00-13:00 (or until supplies last). Barista Zoe hopes customers will be hungry: “I was inspired to set […]

April, 17th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink saddles up to give Island cycling charity a helping hand

Hundreds of bicycles are to be given a new lease of life in Africa thanks to local charity Re-Cycle Isle of Wight. For the ninth year running, Wightlink has provided free ferry travel to the charity which collects unwanted bicycles on the Isle of Wight and sends them to the charity’s headquarters in Colchester where […]

April, 11th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Grace’s Bakery gets on board with Wightlink

Customers onboard Wightlink’s car ferries can now enjoy tasty sandwiches made with bread baked freshly on the Isle of Wight, thanks to a new partnership with Island company Grace’s Bakery. Introduced on a trial basis on the Yarmouth to Lymington route last year, Grace’s sandwiches proved an overwhelming hit with customers, leading to a range […]

April, 8th 2019 Read full Press Release »

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