Press Releases

Press Releases

Find the latest news and media releases from Wightlink.

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.

Changes to Wightlink’s Lymington-Yarmouth service

Monday 11, January 2021

Wightlink is suspending its weekend sailings on the Lymington-Yarmouth route from Saturday 16 January 2021.

Dec 2020

Wightlink invests in Isle of Wight technology

Tuesday 29, December 2020

State-of-the-art payment terminals developed by Isle of Wight based company WRS Systems have been installed across Wightlink’s 15 shops and cafés.

Wightlink announces timetable changes after Christmas, following heightened Covid-19 restrictions.

Tuesday 22, December 2020

Wightlink urges customers to follow Government regulations

Monday 21, December 2020

A Tier 4 ‘stay at home’ lockdown now applies in Portsmouth, as well as in London and much of the South East, to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Wightlink announces more sailings for the New Year

Friday 4, December 2020

Wightlink has announced it is planning to operate an hourly timetable on the Portsmouth Harbour – Ryde Pier Head route from 4 January 2021.

Nov 2020

Christmas supplies from the Salvation Army cross the Solent with Wightlink

Monday 30, November 2020

Wightlink has supported the Salvation Army to take groceries and presents across the Solent to make food boxes for families in need on the Isle of Wight.

Wightlink restores its FastCat Portsmouth-Ryde passenger service and weekend sailings between Lymington and Yarmouth

Friday 27, November 2020

Wightlink is pleased to announce it is resuming services on its Portsmouth Harbour-Ryde Pier Head FastCat route and restoring weekend sailings between Lymington and Yarmouth.

Wightlink consults its staff as it plans for the future

Wednesday 11, November 2020

Wightlink has today launched a consultation with its workforce as it prepares for continuing difficult trading conditions because of the Coronavirus crisis.

Further changes to Wightlink’s cross-Solent services

Tuesday 10, November 2020

Wightlink regrets it will suspend its Portsmouth Harbour-Ryde Pier Head FastCat foot passenger route from the last sailing on Friday 13 November 2020 because of lockdown restrictions on non-essential travel.

Changes to Wightlink’s Lymington-Yarmouth sailings during lockdown

Wednesday 4, November 2020

Wightlink will be reducing sailings on its Lymington-Yarmouth car ferry route to a two-hourly service using one ship from Monday 9 November 2020

Isle of Wight Council statement on cross-Solent travel

Tuesday 3, November 2020

Isle of Wight Council leader, Dave Stewart, said: "The government has provided a very clear message about people continuing to travel for work and medical needs, but that travel for holidays and visits should cease.

Oct 2020

Round the UK and Ireland trek reaches the Isle of Wight

Saturday 31, October 2020

Intrepid Karen Penny is nearly a quarter of the way through her quest to become the first woman to undertake a continuous walk around the entire 20,000-kilometre circumference of the British and Irish coastlines.