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 change their new £2 cash toll to enter Ryde Pier

taxi driving on to the pier

The delays at the barrier caused gridlock in Ryde last weekend with traffic backed up Union Street

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 2:32pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Wightlink support travel for children in council’s care

Keith Greenfield CEO Wightlink Ferries

The Wightlink travel passes enable them to commute to a mainland college which offers specialist courses currently unavailable on the Isle of Wight

Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019 4:40pm

By Karen Woods

Islanders take to the beaches for Isle of Wight Day beach cleans

Beach cleaners at Ryde beach

Around 40 volunteers in Ryde and East Cowes took to the beach on Saturday to help remove unwanted litter.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 9:20am

By Gavin Foster with one comment

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

Wightlink pier price hike ‘unacceptable’ say Isle of Wight Labour

julian critchley - Allan Marsh

Island Labour say the price hike is "naked exploitation of a captive market by a monopoly provider".

Monday, 9th September, 2019 2:18pm

By Julian Critchley with 13 readers' comments

Wightlink are jacking up the cost of driving on Ryde pier

taxi on pier

The new entry system is being installed this week and will come into operation at 4pm on Sunday (15th September).

Monday, 9th September, 2019 12:27pm

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

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