Wightlink

Wightlink provide ferry services to the Isle of Wight. They operate car ferry services from two Island ports, Yarmouth and Fishbourne, as well as a foot passenger services from the end of the pier in Ryde.

Wightlink’s Yarmouth car ferry lands in Lymington. The other two services land in Portsmouth.

The ferry service was bought by Australian-based investment bank, Macquarie, in 2005 for just over £230m.

Wightlink adds more sailings to their vehicle ferry services: Still no FastCat

Wightlink adds sailings to Portsmouth – Fishbourne route

Wightlink say they've increased the vehicle ferry crossings to meet demand now travel restrictions have been eased by the UK Government

Monday, 13th July, 2020 10:45am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Ferry passengers travelling to and from Isle of Wight will no longer be able to stay in vehicles

ferry wash

Red Funnel and Wightlink are both reverting back to passengers having to vacate their vehicles during cross-Solent sailings. Full details within

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 10:20am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Cross-Solent foot passenger numbers at around 15 per cent of normal levels say Isle of Wight council

Ryde Pier

The Isle of Wight council say they are closely monitoring the number of cross-Solent passengers in order to work out when the FastCat should be reinstated. Details within

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 9:11am

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Minimum service level must be implemented for Fastcat, say Isle of Wight transport users’ group

new catamarans

Isle of Wight Bus and Rail Users' Group say the hovercraft "is not an acceptable alternative" and the FastCat needs to return to service

Monday, 6th July, 2020 11:25am

By Stuart George with one comment

Isle of Wight councillor Wayne Whittle ‘disappointed’ about delay of FastCat return

Cllr Wayne Whittle is disappointed

Cllr Wayne Whittle says Wightlink need to bring the Fastcat back into service now, and describes talks with the ferry company bosses as ‘very distressing’

Saturday, 4th July, 2020 1:07pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Isle of Wight music students release charity song to thank key workers

David Pontin Platform One

The Wightlink in the Community project is a collaboration between Platform One students, Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, Fusion Arts Academy and others. All proceeds will benefit the Island's NHS charity

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 10:36am

By Karen Woods with one comment

Re-introduction of some Isle of Wight ferry services welcomed by council leader

Dave Stewart

The Isle of Wight council leader says the reinstatement of some ferries demonstrates confidence that the Island is re-opening and ready to welcome visitors back to support our local businesses

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 10:35am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 readers' comments

Latest on Wightlink’s Yarmouth, Fishbourne and FastCat routes

Wight Sun ferry at Yarmouth

Three months into lockdown and Wightlink are able to provide a further update on their three ferry services from the Isle of Wight to the mainland

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 10:07am

By Karen Woods

Isle of Wight MP asks ferry company to resume all cross-Solent services – but booking are already being taken

Keith Greenfield CEO Wightlink Ferries

Seely has written to Wightlink’s Chief Executive, keen to see the resumption of sailings on all cross-Solent routes - which includes the FastCat and the Yarmouth ferry service

Monday, 29th June, 2020 6:30pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 7 readers' comments

Wightlink adds more sailings to their Fishbourne to Portsmouth route

Wightlink adds sailings to Portsmouth – Fishbourne route

Wightlink have added some more crossings to their Portsmouth route in light of anticipated extra demand

Thursday, 25th June, 2020 4:30pm

By Louise Lea with 2 readers' comments

Back garden mini-ramp the perfect solution for talented young skateboarder in lockdown

Martha and home ramp

Martha Eggleton's dad decided to build a mini-ramp in their back garden so she could continue training as a skateboarder for Wight Trash

Thursday, 11th June, 2020 3:32pm

By Anna Price

More sailings added by Wightlink as freight demand increases

Wightlink has been working closely with Sainsbury's to get essential supplies to the Island

Wightlink say that while the volume of traffic is a small fraction of what they'd expect at this time of the year, they are seeing a small increase in freight movement

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 5:19pm

By Louise Lea