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.

Pro-Link supporters meet with Lord Adonis to discuss funding for Solent Tunnel feasibility study

carl feeney and lord adonis

Lord Adonis was Secretary of State for Transport from 2009 to 2010, and Chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission from 2015 to 2017. He met recently with Pro-Link members to discuss the feasibility study.

Friday, 13th September, 2019 1:00am

By Carl Feeney with 18 readers' comments

Poor visibility affects cross-Solent travel (updated)

Town-Quay-fog-Red-Funnel cropped

If you are crossing the Solent this morning, expect delays due to poor visibility.

Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 7:52am

By Sally Perry

Cancellations to Fastcat timetable today

Wight Ryders:

Wightlink say the cancellations are due to the suspected fouling of a propeller on Wight Ryder 1.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 2:54pm

By Sally Perry

Two Isle of Wight beers crowned winners in World Beer Awards

Three men holding bottles of beer in front of ferry

Congratulations to Island Brewery, who have picked up not one, but two awards at the World Beer Awards.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 1:22pm

By Claire Bennett

Wightlink marks five years of supporting whale and dolphin charity, ORCA

Emma, Jo and Katie from ORCA with Captain Dave Booker

It was the fifth year the ferry company welcomed volunteers from the whale and dolphin charity to its Portsmouth – Fishbourne route.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 1:27pm

By Karen Woods

Wightlink to trial overnight Fastcats throughout the summer

Wight Ryder II 300 dpi

Great news for anyone going out in the evening in Portsmouth over the summer as Wightlink announce a new overnight timetable.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 5:46pm

By Karen Woods with 3 readers' comments

74 Isle of Wight athletes, from eight to 80, now part of Council’s Talented Athlete Scheme

Talented athletes

From an eight year-old skateboarder to an 80-year-old athlete, 75 gifted sportspeople are being supported by the Talented Athlete Scheme this year.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 5:18pm

By IW Council Press Office

250 Isle of Wight bikes donated to Africa last year

Wightlink’s Barry Southwell and Dan Cross with Sue Bailey from Re-Cycle Isle of Wight

Re-Cycle Isle of Wight say Islanders have donated more than 250 bikes over the last year.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 11:11am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight MP asks Transport Minister to be ‘generous’ with Island Line, and investigate ‘ferry duopoly’

bob seely transport debate

Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely raised several points during a parliamentary debate yesterday about the transport infrastructure on the Island. Details and video within.

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 1:18pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Port worker who jumped from ferry ‘never got over’ break-up of 25-year relationship

St Cecilia on a sunny day

Alan Stafford from Southsea was seen jumping from the Wightlink ferry last August and despite an extensive search, was not discovered until six days later further up the coast. The coroner's inquest heard today what had led to his actions.

Tuesday, 29th January, 2019 4:51pm

By Sally Perry

St Cecilia’s biggest fan is ‘Captain for the Day’

Captain Jim Blanch and Ellis Yeats on the Bridge of St Cecilia

Young Ellis had captured the hearts of everyone at Wightlink so was offered to be VIP ‘Captain for the Day’ on the retiring ferry, St Cecilia, last week.

Monday, 28th January, 2019 8:22am

By Karen Woods

Change to ferry service to allow for essential maintenance work

Yarmouth terminal

Advance warning of the changes to the ferry service to allow for essential maintenance work that is planned to start in March 2019.

Friday, 11th January, 2019 1:17pm

By Karen Woods