Press Releases

Wightlink encourages Portsmouth youngsters to protect the marine environment

Wightlink is partnering with Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal to support its event The Problem with Plastic (and what to do with it) on Thursday 13 February 2020. The ferry company’s sponsorship will enable 30 families from the Charles Dickens and St Thomas wards of Portsmouth to come along to the evening presentation and learn more […]

February, 10th 2020 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink helps an Isle of Wight company turn bouncy castles into brilliant bags

Wightlink was quick to step in to help Isle of Wight company Wyatt and Jack in its sustainable mission to recycle old inflatables into stylish and hardwearing bags. The ferry company transported more than 20 broken bouncy castles, inflatable pools, airbeds and even old sumo wrestler suits across the Solent from Portsmouth to Fishbourne in […]

February, 4th 2020 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink marks two years of serving Isle of Wight milk to customers

Wightlink is celebrating two years of partnership with Briddlesford Farm Dairy at Wootton on the Isle of Wight. Over that time, the farm’s award-winning pedigree Guernsey cows have produced close to half a million litres of milk for customers of the ferry company’s Costa Coffee and Wight Taste outlets. That’s enough for four million cups […]

February, 3rd 2020 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink supports the Isle of Wight’s young carers

The Isle of Wight’s young carers are to receive support with cross-Solent travel, thanks to a new partnership between Wightlink and YMCA Young Carers. On national Young Carers Day (30 January), the ferry operator has announced its plans to work with the Island-based charity to support respite trips to the mainland for the children and […]

January, 30th 2020 Read full Press Release »

Earlier start for Wightlink’s Evening Flyer

Evenings out in Lymington and Yarmouth can now start earlier. Wightlink’s Evening Flyer tickets on the popular Western Solent route are now valid from 14:00 instead of 16:00 every day. That gives foot passengers embarking Wightlink’s car ferries at Yarmouth or Lymington more time to catch up with friends or family, browse boutique shops or […]

January, 21st 2020 Read full Press Release »

Purr-fect start to 2020 for an Isle of Wight cat charity

Enough food to feed a cat for a year was donated by generous Wightlink customers following an appeal organised by one of its employees in support of Nine Lives Cat Rescue on the Isle of Wight. Feline fan Steward Anni Ruecroft was overwhelmed by the support shown by Wightlink’s customers across all three cross-Solent routes […]

January, 20th 2020 Read full Press Release »

No passports required and Kids Go Free: Wightlink and the Isle of Wight offer the perfect school holiday in 2020

Families travelling to and from the Isle of Wight can look forward to huge savings next year, with Wightlink extending its Kids Go Free promotion across all school holidays and half terms in 2020*. For the first time next year, the offer will also be valid for seniors too, so grandparents can join in the […]

December, 23rd 2019 Read full Press Release »

Christmas revellers serenaded on board Wightlink’s ferries

A festive performance by the Wight Harmony barbershop singers brought down the curtain on a busy schedule of Christmas entertainment on board Wightlink ferries and terminals. A dozen performances were arranged throughout December across all routes. Besides Wight Harmony, singers also included pupils from Dover Park and Wootton primaries, two of the schools that recently […]

December, 23rd 2019 Read full Press Release »

Home for Christmas. Lucy the cat is back in Ryde after a Scottish adventure

Wightlink stepped in with free crossings to help Zara Ellis with the last leg of her challenge to bring her much-loved cat Lucy home to the Isle of Wight from Scotland. The black cat stowed away in Zara’s neighbours’ horsebox just before they moved house from Ryde – she eventually found herself 520 miles away […]

December, 20th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink launches Isle of Wight schools partnership

Wightlink has agreed a new partnership arrangement with the primary schools closest to its three Island terminals. Under the new arrangements, Wightlink and the schools will work on a series of educational and aspirational projects with pupils at Wootton and Binstead primary schools and Dover Park in Ryde. Wightlink has also begun talks to establish […]

December, 16th 2019 Read full Press Release »

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