Press Releases

Press Releases

Find the latest news and media releases from Wightlink.

Mar 2024

Maritime Minister Lord Davies of Gower discusses the future of shipping on a visit to Wightlink

Friday 15, March 2024

Wightlink welcomed Maritime Minister Lord Davies of Gower to its port in Portsmouth

Sailing with Wightlink towards a successful career in tourism

Thursday 14, March 2024

Isle of Wight College students of Travel and Tourism got an insight into Wightlink’s operations at the start of a study day in Portsmouth.

Pink seagulls and ferry pictures delight Wightlink’s customers

Tuesday 12, March 2024

Artwork by Portsmouth artist Lizzie Cornelius is now on sale at Wightlink’s ports and car ferries.

Have you got a good idea to make the Isle of Wight a greener place?

Thursday 7, March 2024

Wightlink is launching its Green Innovation Fund to help make the Isle of Wight more sustainable.

Feb 2024

Wightlink supports customers with visual impairments to travel by ferry

Thursday 29, February 2024

Finding your way around Wightlink’s ports is now easier for people with visual impairments.

Old office desks get a new lease of life after Wightlink donates timber to Portsea Men’s Shed

Monday 19, February 2024

Unwanted wooden desks, donated by Isle of Wight ferry operator Wightlink, are being transformed into new items by the members of Portsea Men’s Shed.

Wightlink announces its sponsored groups, teams and individuals for 2024

Wednesday 14, February 2024

Wightlink is welcoming several new teams and groups to its 2024 sponsorship scheme, now in its 37th year.

Wightlink is funding 100 school children to experience the D-Day Story

Friday 9, February 2024

Wightlink is funding 100 school children to experience the D-Day Story museum for free

Wightlink welcomes home the Mermaid Atlantic rowers

Saturday 3, February 2024

Transatlantic rowers Xavier, Paul and Chris are travelled back to the Isle of Wight with Wightlink

Jan 2024

Wightlink is honoured for its environmental and ethical initiatives

Tuesday 30, January 2024

Wightlink has won two awards recognising its commitment to offering ethical and environmentally friendly choices to its customers.

Wightlink gives Good Neighbour Scheme a big cash boost

Tuesday 9, January 2024

A volunteering scheme to combat loneliness in the Island’s older people is delighted to has been given a £5,000 boost Wightlink.

Dec 2023

Wightlink looks back at a busy 2023

Saturday 30, December 2023

It’s been another busy year on the Solent for Wightlink.  The company’s fleet of six vehicle ferries and two foot passenger catamarans has transported more than 3.8million people.

Wightlink customers are entertained on festive ferries

Wednesday 20, December 2023

Seasonal entertainment from talented Isle of Wight singers and musicians has been getting Wightlink’s customers into the Christmas spirit during their crossings between Portsmouth and Fishbourne.

Wightlink is named Best UK Ferry Company

Monday 4, December 2023

Wightlink has been awarded Gold at the British Travel Awards 2023 as Best Ferry Operator in the UK. 

Nov 2023

Wightlink joins Wave 105’s Mission Christmas

Tuesday 28, November 2023

Wightlink Ferries are supporting Mission Christmas, run by Cash for Kids – the charity arm of the region’s leading radio station Wave 105. The appeal will help youngsters who might not get a Christmas present this year.

Wightlink’s 2024 calendar is on sale

Monday 27, November 2023

It’s an ideal stocking-filler. Available at ports and retail outlets, Wightlink’s 2024 calendar features striking images of the ferry company’s ships, FastCat catamarans and ports, all contributed by staff.

Oct 2023

Running round the Isle of Wight to support veterans and service personnel at risk of suicide

Thursday 26, October 2023

Ex-servicemen Tom Burgess and Adam Gornell are getting ready to run round the Isle of Wight in 24 hours, starting on Ryde Pier

Wightlink’s most responsible angler for 2023 is Louis Bishop

Monday 23, October 2023

Teenage fisherman Louis Bishop from Shanklin has been recognised as an Isle of Wight angler who really cares for the fish he catches.