Press Releases

Press Releases

Find the latest news and media releases from Wightlink.

Jun 2022

Wightlink unveiled as Official Travel Partner to the Tour of Britain

Monday 20, June 2022

Wightlink has signed up as an official sponsor of this year’s final stage of the Tour of Britain cycle race, which comes to the Isle of Wight on Sunday 11 September.

Wightlink joins centenary celebrations for its neighbour, the Royal Lymington Yacht Club

Thursday 16, June 2022

Wightlink’s ferries linking Lymington with Yarmouth are flying the pennant of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club to mark its centenary. Club members will mark the occasion on their summer Regatta Day - Saturday 18 June 2022.

Wightlink prepares to welcome thousands of music lovers to the Isle of Wight Festival

Tuesday 14, June 2022

Festival-goers travelling with Wightlink will be treated to a ‘deck disco’ at its Portsmouth car ferry terminal while they wait for their ferries to the Isle of Wight Festival on Thursday (16 June).

May 2022

Wightlink celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Tuesday 31, May 2022

Wightlink is celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by taking part in the national Ships Salute at 12:00 on Saturday 4 June 2022.

Clean sweep for Wightlink on Ryde beach

Wednesday 18, May 2022

Seven bin bags full of rubbish including a long length of rope, a vehicle tyre, barbecue tongs, a wooden fence post and plenty of plastic bottles were among debris collected from Ryde beach by more than 30 Wightlink staff and partners.

Make the most of springtime by travelling to Portsmouth by FastCat

Tuesday 17, May 2022

With half-term and the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee around the corner (30 May-3 June), Wightlink has come up with a host of reasons for Islanders to sail to the mainland by FastCat.

Wightlink wins a top business award to recognise its achievements in sustainability

Thursday 5, May 2022

Apr 2022

Wightlink reveals how the Tour of Britain final stage will challenge elite cyclists

Thursday 21, April 2022

As the world’s best professional cyclists prepare to tackle the Tour of Britain this autumn, ferry company Wightlink is highlighting the delights and challenges of the race’s final stage around and across the Isle of Wight.

Fifteen Isle of Wight primaries receive a share of Wightlink’s £10,000 Green Fund for Schools

Thursday 7, April 2022

Wightlink has announced that 15 Isle of Wight primary schools will receive a share of around £10,000 from the ferry company to support local environmental projects.

Wightlink ferry customers support the Injured Jockeys Fund

Monday 4, April 2022

Generous Wightlink customers who bought the Isle of Wight ferry company’s charity calendar for 2022 have raised £450 for the Injured Jockeys Fund.

Mar 2022

Wightlink is awarded £276,800 to improve travel for disabled customers

Tuesday 29, March 2022

Wightlink has been awarded £276,800 to help improve travel to and from the Isle of Wight for disabled customers.

Isle of Wight Travel and Tourism students learn more about cross-Solent ferries

Friday 25, March 2022

Travel and tourism students from the Isle of Wight College exchanged their classroom for Wightlink’s hybrid ferry Victoria of Wight to find out more about the company’s sustainable and environmental policies.

Feb 2022

Wightlink is recognised for its environmental achievements and ambitions

Tuesday 15, February 2022

Wightlink has reached the finals of two prestigious awards in recognition of its environmental achievements and ambitions.

Roll on, Roll off – roller skating club among new groups to be sponsored by Wightlink

Monday 7, February 2022

Three new groups have been added to the list of local organisations who will benefit from Wightlink in the Community: Sponsorship in 2022.

Jan 2022

Seagrass meadows under Wightlink’s Ryde Pier reveal their secrets

Monday 31, January 2022

Wightlink has teamed up with scientists and students from the University of Portsmouth in a new environmental project to examine – and ultimately encourage – the growth of seagrass in the Solent off Ryde.

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.