Press Releases

Press Releases

Find the latest news and media releases from Wightlink.

Jun 2021

Wightlink runs a revised timetable for the next week

Tuesday 15, June 2021

Wightlink is operating a revised timetable on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route until Wednesday, 23 June 2021.

Wightlink works with its neighbours at Fishbourne to support Isle of Wight wildlife

Monday 7, June 2021

Bird boxes and bug hotels are been offered to the people living along Fishbourne Lane on the Isle of Wight

May 2021

Wightlink supports the next generation of forensic investigators

Monday 17, May 2021

Wightlink's ship St Faith hosted a team of forensic investigators, while it was out of service and moored in Portsmouth Harbour

Make the most of the Bank Holiday break

Friday 14, May 2021

As coronavirus restrictions are easing, Wightlink is encouraging Islanders to treat their families to a mainland adventure with its Kids Go Free offer during the Bank Holiday break.

Apr 2021

Commuters return to Wightlink’s FastCats

Thursday 29, April 2021

Wightlink’s foot passenger service connecting Portsmouth Harbour with Ryde Pier Head started running again this morning, in line with the easing of the Government’s Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Share your passion for the Isle of Wight with Wightlink

Tuesday 20, April 2021

With summer on the horizon, Wightlink is calling for people who love the Isle of Wight to share their passion with the world.

Wildlife under the spotlight at Wightlink

Monday 19, April 2021

Volunteers from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust are on board Wightlink’s car ferry St Clare this weekend to spread the word about their activities as the region’s leading nature conservation charity and sign up new members.

The FastCats are back as Wightlink gears up for summer

Friday 16, April 2021

Wightlink will resume its FastCat foot passenger sailings between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier Head on Thursday 29 April 2021.

Wightlink supports Isle of Wight families in need to enjoy a break

Thursday 8, April 2021

Wightlink has teamed up with the charity The Getaway Foundation to help provide a much-needed holiday for ten Island families who are living in poverty.

Mar 2021

Wightlink carries out essential maintenance at Fishbourne

Tuesday 23, March 2021

Wightlink will be carrying out essential maintenance work at its berth at Fishbourne port from Monday 29 March to Friday 14 May 2021.

Changes to Wightlink’s timetable this spring

Tuesday 16, March 2021

Wightlink’s timetable will be changing from Monday 29 March 2021 in anticipation of increased demand for travel in April.

Wightlink’s fleet is ready for the summer

Thursday 11, March 2021

Wightlink is reaching the end of its £5million annual programme of maintenance and refit for its fleet of eight ships and catamarans, ready for the expected lifting of lockdown restrictions later in the year.

Feb 2021

Officer cadets learn about life at sea with Wightlink

Monday 22, February 2021

Merchant Navy officer cadet Sam Bailey has embarked on a month-long placement at Wightlink.

Wightlink’s old rope brings joy to animals on the Isle of Wight

Thursday 18, February 2021

Around a half a kilometre of rope is now providing creature comforts for two Isle of Wight wildlife projects thanks to Wightlink.

Inspiration aplenty at Wightlink’s online Meet and Greet as lockdown fails to curb enthusiasm

Thursday 4, February 2021

Heart-warming stories from Isle of Wight groups, charities and individuals supported through Wightlink’s community sponsorship programme have been shared at an uplifting virtual networking event hosted by the ferry company.

Jan 2021

Wightlink supports Solent Mind by donating left-behind money

Wednesday 27, January 2021

Money accidentally left by passengers on board Wightlink’s ferries will help the charity Solent Mind support people with mental health issues across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Wightlink to sponsor travel for a Wilder Wight

Friday 15, January 2021

Wightlink sponsors business travel to and from the Isle of Wight for Wildlife Trust

Wightlink closes takeaway cafés to stop the spread of coronavirus

Thursday 14, January 2021

Wightlink’s takeaway cafés will be closed from Saturday 16 January 2021.