Press Releases

Press Releases

Find the latest news and media releases from Wightlink.

Nov 2020

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.

Wightlink extends its support for the Island’s good causes

Friday 30, October 2020

Charities, sports teams, arts and music groups and other good causes helped by Wightlink through its community sponsorship scheme are to have their support extended until the end of August 2021.

White-tailed eagles fly high above the Isle of Wight, thanks to Wightlink and conservation partners

Thursday 29, October 2020

Wightlink has been working with the team behind the white-tailed eagle project

Wightlink launches voice-assisted service created by Wight Computers

Thursday 29, October 2020

Wightlink is proud to have worked with Wight Computers, the innovative technology company based on the Isle of Wight, to develop a bespoke digital voice assistant

Wightlink bids farewell to Pete Fairclough, after more than 48 years loyal service

Tuesday 20, October 2020

Long-serving employee Pete Fairclough has sailed the Solent for the last time as a member of Wightlink’s crew.

Ryde teenager named Wightlink’s Most Responsible Angler

Monday 19, October 2020

Sixteen-year-old Corey Duke is the winner of this year’s Wightlink Trophy for the Most Responsible Angler.

Wightlink reaches the final of the 2020 Maritime UK Awards for its green energy achievements

Wednesday 14, October 2020

Wightlink has been recognised for its achievements in sustainable energy by Maritime UK, the umbrella body for the country’s maritime sector.

Sep 2020

Wightlink’s new website is designed by its customers

Tuesday 22, September 2020

Wightlink has launched its new website, making it easier for customers to book cross-Solent ferry travel to the Isle of Wight.

Aug 2020

Bank Holiday visitors travelling with Wightlink support the Island’s new NHS Test and Trace App

Friday 28, August 2020

Holidaymakers heading to the Isle of Wight and Islanders crossing the Solent with Wightlink this weekend are enthusiastically welcoming the latest trial of the new NHS Test and Trace smartphone app.

October half-term offshore breaks with Wightlink; kids, bicycles and dogs travel free

Wednesday 26, August 2020

This October half-term (24 October to 1 November) when travelling to the Isle of Wight with Wightlink - the leading provider of cross-Solent travel - kids, bicycles, and dogs go free.

TV Wildlife Presenter Nick Baker Invites Travellers to Take an Idyllic Cycle Tour of the Isle of Wight in New Wightlink Video

Monday 3, August 2020

In celebration of the Isle of Wight’s UNESCO Biosphere status, Wightlink invited wildlife-lover, TV presenter and Isle of Wight devotee, Nick Baker, to the Island to take travellers on a journey to visit his favourite spots.

More sailings in August on Wightlink’s car ferry routes

Saturday 1, August 2020

Following increased demand for cross-Solent travel, Wightlink is pleased to announce more services on its Portsmouth-Fishbourne and Lymington-Yarmouth routes in August.

Jul 2020

Oysters are back in the Lymington River, thanks to Wightlink

Thursday 30, July 2020

Wightlink has partnered with the Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) to place cages containing hundreds of young oysters into the Lymington River as part of its initiative to re-introduce the shellfish to the Solent.

Mayors celebrate the return of Wightlink’s FastCats linking Portsmouth with Ryde

Wednesday 29, July 2020

The resumption of Wightlink’s FastCat foot passenger link between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier Head on Friday 31 July will be welcomed in person by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and the Mayor of Ryde