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.

Hovertravel to continue vital cross-Solent services

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

The Head of Hovertravel says that all ferry companies are demonstrating they're united in their mission to ensure the Isle of Wight remains connected

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 3:31pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

FastCat service to be suspended. RedJet to be cut to the bone

two wightlink cats tied up by davidcjones

Both Wightlink and Red Funnel have just announced major cuts to their cross-Solent foot passenger services. Details within

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Red Funnel step in to honour pre-booked Yarmouth foot passenger tickets

Redjet 7

Red Funnel say they are doing all they can to maintain continuity for all customers across the communities they serve

Friday, 27th March, 2020 3:27pm

By Enya Lumley

Yarmouth – Lymington ferry to come to a halt due to Coronavirus outbreak

Wight Sun ferry at Yarmouth

Fewer people have been travelling on the route in recent weeks and numbers have fallen heavily since Monday’s announcement by the Prime Minister urging everyone to stay at home, unless they are essential workers.

Friday, 27th March, 2020 3:03pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Government temporarily suspend competition law to allow ferry companies to coordinate routes and flow of goods

House of Parliament and Westminster Bridge

The Business Secretary is to waive competition law to allow Isle of Wight ferry operators to coordinate to keep routes open and essential goods flowing

Friday, 27th March, 2020 10:50am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Reduced timetable on Wightlink from today as they bring essential supplies, support NHS and emergency services

wight light wightlink ferry

Changes to the timetables are in place as bringing essential supplies to the Island and supporting the NHS and emergency services become Wightlink's key priorities

Monday, 23rd March, 2020 11:53am

By Louise Lea with one comment

Wightlink granted ‘Stay in car’ Isle of Wight ferry journeys – but for a lot more crossings

St Clare Wightlink ferry

Following on the heels of Red Funnel’s announcement, Wightlink have just revealed they have also been cleared to allow passengers to stay in their cars during ferry journeys to the Isle of Wight - but for a lot more sailings than Red Funnel

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 12:26pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Red Funnel cleared for ‘Stay in car’ ferry journeys – on a few crossings (updated)

cars on ferry deck

The campaign to allow people to stay in their cars on Isle of Wight ferry journeys is bearing fruit, with some of the journeys being granted an “all or nothing” solution

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 12:00pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

What Coronavirus cleaning routines are SouthernVectis, Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel carrying out?

Person with rubber gloves holding a spray bottle of household cleaner

Lots of us have to use the buses/ferries/hover. OnTheWight asked them seven questions about their post-Coronavirus cleaning routines, to seek reassurance for Islanders. All provided detailed answers … except Wightlink

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 7:58pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Ferry companies respond to OnTheWight’s questions over rumours of ‘freight only’ crossings

ferry wash

News OnTheWight has contacted the ferry companies to seek the truth to the rumours that have been causing great concern among those who need to access the mainland for medical treatment, family commitments or work

Sunday, 15th March, 2020 2:08pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

MCA tell OnTheWight they’re currently standing firm on passengers not remaining in vehicles during ferry crossings

coaches on ferry

The MCA layout their reasons in response to OnTheWight's questions, in light of Coronavirus

Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 6:56pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ferry companies haven’t been told which crossing the first Coronavirus patient travelled on. Why not?

ferry terminal

OnTheWight has discovered the ferry companies have not been told which crossing the first Coronavirus patient travelled on. Why not? - and is that OK?

Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 6:58pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments