Press Releases

Press Releases

Find the latest news and media releases from Wightlink.

Jan 2022

Wightlink challenges Isle of Wight primary schools to come up with good ideas to benefit the environment

Wednesday 5, January 2022

Wightlink has launched a new £10,000 fund to encourage Isle of Wight primary schools to undertake projects that help the environment.

Dec 2021

Almost half a million cups of coffee sold by Wightlink in 2021 help bolster the Isle of Wight’s economy

Friday 31, December 2021

Wightlink’s continuing policy of buying from Isle of Wight suppliers, whenever it can, is helping local producers weather the pandemic.

Wightlink’s £1.5million investment to upgrade its Portsmouth Harbour FastCat terminal reaches its next stage

Wednesday 22, December 2021

The next stage of Wightlink £1.5million investment in the FastCat foot passenger route between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier Head starts on Wednesday 5 January 2022.

Kind-hearted Wightlink crewman helps a lady in distress

Tuesday 21, December 2021

Wightlink Leading Rating Mark Mitchell really went the extra mile when he realised a distressed passenger had missed out on her long-awaited holiday in Yorkshire.

Wightlink teams up with Sail 4 Cancer to help Island families affected by cancer

Friday 3, December 2021

Families on the Isle of Wight who have been touched by cancer are invited to take a Christmas break on the mainland by Wightlink and the sailing charity Sail 4 Cancer.

Nov 2021

Wightlink’s charity desk calendar goes on sale

Friday 26, November 2021

Wightlink’s 2022 charity desk calendar is now on sale from its cafés at ports and on its car ferries.

David Williams joins Wightlink as Head of Marketing

Thursday 25, November 2021

Leisure holiday specialist David Williams has joined Wightlink Ferries as Head of Marketing and predicts the Isle of Wight is in an excellent position to benefit from the ‘staycation’ trend for years to come.

Twelve-year-old Tyler Thompson has been named Wightlink’s Most Responsible Angler of 2021

Friday 12, November 2021

Every year Wightlink joins Vectis Boating and Fishing Club to reward the young fisherman or woman who has conducted themselves best over the course of a year’s angling on Ryde Pier.

Wightlink remembers the merchant seamen who lost their lives in two world wars

Tuesday 9, November 2021

Captain Mike Smith will present Wightlink’s wreath at the annual Remembrance Service at the Merchant Navy Memorial in London, to remember the seafarers who lost their lives in two world wars.

Wightlink signs up a celebrity chef to showcase the Isle of Wight as a top destination for foodies

Monday 8, November 2021

The Isle of Wight’s reputation as a top foodie destination has been given a boost, thanks to TV chef James Tanner who has visited the Island with Wightlink.

Wightlink celebrates the achievements of its sponsored sports people and arts groups

Thursday 4, November 2021

Wightlink is now sifting through applications from groups and individuals who want to take part in its sponsorship scheme in 2022.

Oct 2021

Wightlink goes greener

Wednesday 27, October 2021

On the eve of the international climate change summit, COP26, Wightlink is pledging to further reduce its carbon emissions significantly over the next decade.

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.