Press Releases

Press Releases

Find the latest news and media releases from Wightlink.

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

Celebrate World Nature Conservation Day by booking an Eco-Friendly Holiday to the Isle of Wight with Wightlink

Tuesday 28, July 2020

As tourism begins to rebound across the UK there is a growing awareness around sustainable travel and more environmentally conscious holidaying

Guidance for Islanders returning from Spain and countries not part of the travel corridor

Monday 27, July 2020

Wightlink and fellow Isle of Wight ferry operators Red Funnel and Hovertravel have jointly issued instructions to Islanders returning from Spain, following the government’s requirement to isolate for 14 days.

Wightlink’s FastCats resume sailings

Tuesday 21, July 2020

Following increased demand from foot passengers, Wightlink is resuming FastCat sailings from Friday 31 July 2020.

Wightlink schedules more weekend sailings

Monday 13, July 2020

Wightlink will be operating more sailings at weekends on both its Portsmouth-Fishbourne and Lymington-Yarmouth routes from Friday 24 July 2020.

Changes to Wightlink’s Portsmouth-Fishbourne service

Wednesday 8, July 2020

From Monday 13 July 2020, all customers on Wightlink’s Portsmouth-Fishbourne route will be asked to leave their vehicles after embarkation and spend the journey in the passenger lounges or outside sundecks.

Wightlink’s Yarmouth terminal celebrates the NHS’s 72nd birthday

Sunday 5, July 2020

A tribute to the NHS and keyworkers is now on display at Wightlink’s Yarmouth terminal thanks to the artistic efforts of local children.

Community music project gives birthday thanks to #NHSAngels

Friday 3, July 2020

Students from Platform One College of Music have recorded a charity song in lockdown to thank key workers including NHS staff for all their efforts during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Sailings resume on Wightlink’s Lymington-Yarmouth route

Wednesday 1, July 2020

Wightlink will resume services on its Lymington-Yarmouth route on Friday 17 July 2020.

Jun 2020

Offshore Breaks This Summer and Beyond as Wightlink Welcomes Visitors Back to The Isle of Wight

Tuesday 30, June 2020

For an idyllic island escape without needing to pack a passport, Wightlink, the leading provider of cross-Solent travel, is looking forward to transporting tourists to the Isle of Wight once again for this summer season and beyond.

We’re Good to Go! Wightlink welcomes new tourism industry standard mark

Saturday 27, June 2020

A new tourism industry standard and consumer mark, designed to give consumer confidence to visitors and residents, has been welcomed by Wightlink as it is granted its own certificate.

Wightlink adds sailings to Portsmouth – Fishbourne route

Thursday 25, June 2020

Additional sailings are being reintroduced by Wightlink to meet an increased demand on its flagship Portsmouth to Fishbourne route.

Wightlink adds sailings as freight demand increases

Saturday 20, June 2020

A small number of additional early morning sailings have been reintroduced by Wightlink to meet an increased demand in freight traffic.