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 say new terminal layout has improved punctuality

New ramps at Fishbourne

Wightlink say the improvements to terminals in Fishbourne and Portsmouth have resulted in a reduced turnaround time to around 15 minutes.

Tuesday, 19th September, 2017 7:33am

By Karen Woods with 6 readers' comments

Wightlink boss pays tribute to staff after fire

Wight Sky Ferry:

Wightlink Chief Executive, Keith Greenfield, paid tribute today to the crew of Wight Sky ferry, "who acted in an exemplary manner throughout to deal with the incident and minimise disruption to customers".

Wednesday, 13th September, 2017 11:48am

By Karen Woods

Fire beneath car deck on Wightlink ferry

newport fire engine - iwc

A fire broke out on the Wightlink Yarmouth ferry on Tuesday night with one crew member having to be taken to hospital.

Wednesday, 13th September, 2017 6:59am

By Sally Perry

Fishbourne traffic problems to be tackled by Wightlink

fishbourne ferry terminal

The ferry company is looking ahead at how they might be able to alleviate traffic problems at their Fishbourne ferry terminal.

Friday, 18th August, 2017 10:53am

By Karen Woods with 6 readers' comments

Name of Wightlink’s flagship hybrid ferry revealed

victoria wightlink -

Wightlink reveal the name of their new £30million more environmentally-friendly, partially-battery powered car ferry.

Tuesday, 15th August, 2017 10:19am

By Karen Woods with 8 readers' comments

Staff on Wightlink’s Yarmouth route recognised for ‘Excellence in customer service’

Certificate of Excellence - W-class crew

Congratulations to Wightlink staff on the Yarmouth-Lymington route who have been recognised for their consistently high standards of customer service.

Tuesday, 8th August, 2017 12:18pm

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

First cars use new Wightlink ramps at revamped terminals

handbrake on

Wightlink’s £45million investment in the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route reaches another milestone as first cars use the new upper and lower ramps at both terminals.

Thursday, 27th July, 2017 3:32pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Isle of Wight MP states: Ferry companies prioritised shareholders over needs of Islanders (updated)

bob seely

The new Isle of Wight MP states that today's TITF report "provides evidence that the firms’ shareholders have been prioritised over the needs of Islanders."

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 11:28am

By Simon Perry with 12 readers' comments

Transport Infrastructure Task Force (TITF): Important Isle of Wight transport review published

county hall and chris garnett

A year-long study of the the Isle of Wight's transport infrastructure, including the train line, bus service, ferries, the Medina River link and more. OnTheWight has the details of the Task Force recommendations.

Wednesday, 26th July, 2017 11:09am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ferry service delayed due to ‘disruptive passenger’ (updated)

Wightlink St Clare ferry:

The ferry had to return to Portsmouth after police were called to deal with a 'disruptive passenger'. The ferry service resumed at 2.45pm.

Tuesday, 11th July, 2017 2:05pm

By Sally Perry

Love on the seas as ferry plays cupid for inshore rescue volunteers

Marriage proposal

What better way to end the week than with a love story. Wightlink’s St Clare car ferry has played Cupid for two members of Ryde Inshore Rescue.

Friday, 23rd June, 2017 7:52am

By Karen Woods with one comment

Children from Chernobyl enjoy respite on the Isle of Wight

Chernobyl children

At the end of a three week break on the Island organised by the charity, Island Hosts, the children from Chernobyl enjoyed a visit to the Bridge of the Wightlink ferry.

Wednesday, 7th June, 2017 9:35am

By Karen Woods