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Press and media information

Welcome to Wightlink’s media centre. Here you can find company information, press releases, media contacts, image libraries including logos and what to do if you have a filming, photography or broadcast enquiry.

Oyster baby boom in the Lymington River, thanks to a Wightlink initiative

Monday 13, September 2021

Up to an incredible 120 million oyster larvae are being released into the Lymington River under a new environmental project involving Wightlink.

Accolades for Wightlink’s flagship Victoria of Wight, as the ferry company celebrates her third anniversary in service

Thursday 26, August 2021

Today (Thursday 26 August 2021), it is exactly three years since Wightlink’s £30million flagship entered service, carrying her first passengers between Portsmouth and Fishbourne on the Isle of Wight.

A taste of the tropics at Portsmouth and Lymington for Wightlink’s customers

Friday 6, August 2021

Ventnor Botanic Garden has teamed up with Wightlink to provide travellers with a real taste of the ‘Garden Isle’ as they arrive at the ferry operator’s Portsmouth and Lymington terminals.

Wight Ryder FastCat in Portsmouth Harbour

Image Library

View and download a variety of fleet and port images, as well as company logos, for media use. Please credit Wightlink when using our photography.

Wightlink is the leading cross-Solent ferry operator, carrying almost 4.5 million holidaymakers and Islanders 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 visitors an easy way to enjoy a taste of Island life.

Map showing Wightlink routes

Environmental commitments

Having introduced its new environmentally-friendly ferry – 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 across the Solent. 

Well connected

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 at Portsmouth Harbour, hop on a Wightlink FastCat and be on the Island in just 22 minutes, while our car ferries take around 40 minutes from Portsmouth and Lymington. 

Train at London train station waiting to depart

Excellent facilities

On board, passengers and drivers alike can relax in the spacious 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. 

Costa staff pour drinks on board Wightlink ferry

Part of Island life

Wightlink has a long and proud history of supporting visitors and local people. We work 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. 

Media enquires

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 news media question about Wightlink’s day-to-day operations, systems or corporate issues, please contact our Duty Media Officer on:

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 projects. 

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.

Our facilities

Get to know our ferries, ports, food and drink facilities and much more. 

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The environment

We’re striving to protect the sea, land and air that surrounds us with wide-ranging initiatives. Find out more about our Green Agenda. 

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