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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.

Automated gates arrive on Wightlink’s FastCat foot passenger route

Tuesday 23, April 2024

Foot passengers travelling on Wightlink’s FastCats between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier will be using automatic entrance gates at both ports by early May 2024.

Old deck chairs and deflated bouncy castles get a new lease of life

Sunday 21, April 2024

Wightlink has got together with Isle of Wight-based recycling pioneers Inflatable Amnesty to transport materials across the Solent.

Rugby players set to scale great heights for Teddy

Friday 19, April 2024

Wightlink has supplied transport support the Ward family and the Lily Foundation

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 4.2 million passengers to and from the Isle of Wight every year. Eight ferries on three routes complete more than 140 sailings a day across our three routes, giving Islanders an easy and frequent service to mainland Hampshire and visitors an easy way to enjoy a taste of Island life.

We have more ferries on more routes running more often than any other cross-Solent service.

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 through it’s Wightlink in the Community project. 

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:

Filming, photography and broadcast

From honking our horn live on BBC Radio One, to making 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  around 140 crossings a day.

Wightlink's ferry at the port in Lymington

Our facilities

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

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School children looking at artificial rockpools at Wightlink's Fishbourne port on Isle of Wight

The environment

We care deeply about the impact our business has on the environment. Read more about our Green Solent Project. 

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The Isle of Wight

Want to know more about the Island? Browse our blog – it’s the ultimate insider’s guide to the Isle of Wight.