Press Releases

Press Releases

Find the latest news and media releases from Wightlink.

Oct 2021

Youngsters learn more about cross-Solent travel with Wightlink

Tuesday 12, October 2021

Nine Acres Primary school in Newport, Isle of Wight teamed up with ferry company Wightlink to give geography pupils a first-hand lesson in the importance of cross-Solent travel.

Wightlink invites groups to apply for travel sponsorship

Monday 4, October 2021

Wightlink is welcoming applications from Isle of Wight charities, sports and arts groups this month for its Wightlink in the Community travel programme in 2022.

Sep 2021

Tasty treats from Isle of Wight suppliers delight Festival revellers on Wightlink ferries

Friday 24, September 2021

Thousands of hungry music-fans crossing the Solent with Wightlink to the Isle of Wight Festival snapped up food and drink from local producers at its Wight Taste cafés.

Wightlink celebrates the return of the Isle of Wight Festival

Tuesday 21, September 2021

It was all hands on deck at Wightlink Ferries as many thousands of music lovers boarded ferries to cross the Solent and enjoy three days of live music at the Isle of Wight Festival.

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.

Aug 2021

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.

Wightlink extends sponsorship window for supported groups and athletes

Thursday 5, August 2021

Arts and sports groups, charities and members of the Isle of Wight Council Talented Athlete scheme will have their Wightlink sponsorship extended until the end of 2021 because of the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jul 2021

Wightlink mariner Mark Udle takes to the skies to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation

Friday 30, July 2021

Wightlink launch coxswain Mark Udle will be exchanging the sea for the sky on Saturday 7 August when he jumps 15,000 feet from a plane above Old Sarum airfield in Wiltshire to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation.

Wightlink supports WightSAR volunteers who help track down vulnerable missing people

Friday 23, July 2021

Wightlink is supporting Wight Search and Rescue (WightSAR) by providing assisted travel to help the group with its lifesaving work in the coming year.

Wightlink’s winter timetable is out

Wednesday 21, July 2021

Wightlink has released its winter timetable for booking between Monday, 1 November 2021 and Sunday 27 March 2022.

Wightlink abolishes the Ryde Pier Toll

Monday 19, July 2021

The Ryde Pier Toll is ending from Wednesday 21 July 2021

Wightlink’s Coronavirus advice after Monday 19 July

Thursday 15, July 2021

The Government has announced the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions from Monday 19 July 2021. Wightlink will continue its policy of requiring customers to wear a face covering indoors on ships

Wightlink’s website is up for an international travel award

Thursday 15, July 2021

Wightlink’s new website has been nominated in the World Travel Tech Awards. It is a finalist in the category: World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2021.

Community herb garden created at Ryde Pier

Wednesday 14, July 2021

A herb garden is now flourishing at the end of Ryde Pier, thanks to volunteers from Aspire Ryde.

Jun 2021

Wightlink extends its revised timetable

Monday 21, June 2021

Wightlink will be extending its revised timetable until Tuesday 13 July 2021 and apologises for the inconvenience caused to customers who have had their sailing time changed by the ferry company.

Wightlink’s response to the Government’s flexible rail season ticket announcement

Monday 21, June 2021

Wightlink welcomes the Government’s announcement of flexible season tickets on Britain’s railways as commuters look likely to continue combining working from home with travelling to the office.

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.