Jul 2018

She’s coming home – Victoria of Wight sets off for the Solent

Tuesday 17, July 2018

Wightlink’s new £30million flagship Victoria of Wight is on her way to the Solent to join the rest of the company’s fleet.

Portsmouth pupils to get on the water, thanks to Wightlink’s support for the Andrew Simpson Foundation

Monday 16, July 2018

Wightlink has teamed up with the Andrew Simpson Foundation’s Watersports Centre in Langstone Harbour to provide 500 young people aged 12 and 13 years from Portsmouth schools with the opportunity to experience sailing for themselves.

Wightlink’s vertipools amaze marine biologists

Wednesday 11, July 2018

Pioneering artificial rockpools (or ‘vertipools’) attached to the side of Wightlink’s harbour in Fishbourne, Isle of Wight last year are already attracting a fascinating range of Solent marine life.

Wightlink ‘in-vests’ in Island athletics club

Friday 6, July 2018

Members of the Isle of Wight Athletic Club are now sporting brand new running vests thanks to the support of Wightlink.

Jun 2018

Wightlink highlights its green credentials at the Isle of Wight’s first Environmental Conference

Tuesday 26, June 2018

Wightlink Chief Executive Keith Greenfield has spoken about the ferry company’s green initiatives at the inaugural Isle of Wight Environmental Conference at Cowes Yacht Haven.

Wildlife experts are impressed by youngsters’ passion for the environment

Monday 25, June 2018

An 11 year old New Forest pupil’s enthusiasm for the marine world has inspired environmental experts to give a talk at her school.

This year’s Isle of Wight Festival starts on board Wightlink’s ferries

Thursday 21, June 2018

Wightlink will be using its busiest weekend of the year to provide a showcase for local producers and musical talent.

Wightlink welcomes leading marine technology specialist

Tuesday 12, June 2018

A senior executive of the global technology company Wärtsilä has visited Wightlink’s car ferry terminal in Portsmouth and crossed the Solent on St Clare, which is fitted with Wärtsilä engines.

Wightlink is delighted to support Chernobyl children’s latest visit to the Isle of Wight

Tuesday 12, June 2018

Several children from the Chernobyl area of Ukraine have enjoyed a special recuperative holiday to the Isle of Wight.

Wightlink welcomes its new Environmental Officer

Tuesday 12, June 2018

Marine Environment Science specialist Nicola Craig has joined Wightlink as the ferry company’s first Environmental Officer.

Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose is remembered in Ryde

Tuesday 12, June 2018

Wightlink’s FastCat passengers crossing the Solent this summer will be able to learn more about Henry VIII’s flagship Mary Rose from displays at Ryde Pier Head.

Victoria of Wight impresses in sea trials

Tuesday 12, June 2018

Wightlink’s new flagship Victoria of Wight, part of the company’s £45million investment in the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route, has impressed senior managers, captains and engineers during her first sea trials in the Sea of Marmara.

Improvements ahead for Wightlink’s Isle of Wight car parks

Tuesday 12, June 2018

Wightlink is changing its car parking arrangements at Ryde Pier on Tuesday 26 June 2018, installing new ticket machines and offering more payment choices for customers.

Pier rescue for exhausted dog

Tuesday 12, June 2018

Wightlink’s staff at Ryde Pier sprang into action when a customer reported seeing an exhausted dog swimming half a mile out to sea near the end of the pier at 07:00 this morning (Sunday, 3 June 2018) .

Wightlink is honoured for its support of Island produce

Friday 1, June 2018

Wightlink has been recognised for promoting and selling Isle of Wight food and drink with the award of a prestigious Gold Wight Marque by the Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural Society.

May 2018

Chilled gazpacho brightens the day for Wightlink’s team at Fishbourne

Friday 25, May 2018

Staff at Wightlink’s Fishbourne terminal have been treated to a refreshing and nutritious thank you treat by top Island chef Robert Thompson.

Wightlink ships historic locomotive

Friday 25, May 2018

It was a tight squeeze but Wightlink’s flagship St Clare accommodated some of its heaviest loads earlier this week when an Ivatt locomotive and its coal tender crossed the Solent to take part in the Isle of Wight Steam Railway’s Bank Holiday gala.

Wightlink bouquet for swimming star Jenny at 80

Tuesday 22, May 2018

One of the Island’s best-known sporting stars has celebrated her 80th birthday – and shows no signs of slowing up.