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.

Island Labour pass motion seeking to nationalise Isle of Wight ferries

Wightlink St Clare ferry:

Island Labour have agreed a motion to seek commitment from the Labour Party that they would adopt the policy of returning the ferry companies to public ownership as part of the programme of bringing the railway system back into public ownership.

Thursday, 29th November, 2018 12:31pm

By Julian Critchley with 20 readers' comments

Ferry companies claim reliable services in reply to MP’s questions

bob seely parliament islands debate

The MP says he's pleased the operators are taking responsibility for incidents seriously and that they understand passengers’ frustrations and anger over what's happened over last few months.

Tuesday, 13th November, 2018 12:09pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 5 readers' comments

Strong winds lead to cross-Solent cancellations

W-class ferry: Lymington Yarmouth route

The Met Office forecast winds of up to 60mph along the coast, so there may be even more cancellations as the day continues.

Friday, 9th November, 2018 2:10pm

By Karen Woods

Ferry cancellations to allow for urgent repairs

wight sun

Four crossings have been cancelled today in order allow engineers to replace a fuel injector.

Thursday, 8th November, 2018 10:01am

By Sally Perry

‘We’re going on an Isle of Wight bear hunt’ figures find ‘forever homes’

Bear-Hunt-group-YMCA-group-image

We’re Going on A Bear Hunt has been on the Isle of Wight since Easter, and their last event was at the Youth Zone at the Isle of Wight Literary Festival.

Friday, 2nd November, 2018 5:39pm

By Simon Clark

New health tech showcased on ferry passengers (and captain)

LifeLight with Captain Mike Smith

Ferry customers and staff were given the chance to discover their vital signs through a 60 second ‘selfie’ developed by scientists at the Universities of Portsmouth and Bournemouth in collaboration with researchers and clinicians at Portsmouth Hospitals Trust.

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 3:59pm

By Karen Woods

Challenge to visit every RNLI station in 911 hours in a Porsche 911

RNLI 911 challenge - Bembridge

Wightlink helps couple towards finishing post of charity challenge in aid of the RNLI.

Thursday, 4th October, 2018 6:30pm

By Karen Woods

Here are the facts behind the ‘Whitelink’ LED sign blooper

whitelink led sign large by simon wratten

You would expect the person inputting Wightlink's name into an LED system to know how to spell it, given we're on the Isle of Wight and it also appeared under the logo. Here's how the blooper happened.

Thursday, 27th September, 2018 12:45pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ferry ‘ploughed through moorings’ in thick fog. Watch video of wall of fog (update 2)

Catamarans in the fog

Watch this 'wall of fog' video taken this morning and you might understand how the Red Funnel ferry came into 'light contact' with a yacht moored in Cowes. RNLI say the ferry "ploughed through the moorings" of Daring Class boats.

Thursday, 27th September, 2018 10:08am

By Sally Perry

Victoria of Wight heralds completion of Wightlink’s £45 million investment

Countess of Wessex on the Bridge of Victoria of Wight

The arrival of Victoria of Wight heralds the completion of Wightlink's £45 million investment to improve the speed and efficiency of the route between Fishbourne and Portsmouth. The vessel was named today by the Countess of Wessex.

Thursday, 20th September, 2018 5:39pm

By Karen Woods with 3 readers' comments

MP calls for Government investment commitment for Island Line

Islandline at Ryde

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, has asked the Transport Secretary to provide reassurance the Government remains committed to supporting long-overdue improvements on Island Line.

Friday, 14th September, 2018 2:54pm

By The Office of Bob Seely

Discounted ferry travel for some Isle of Wight residents on low incomes

discounted ferry scheme

This major new scheme has been launched offering discounted cross-Solent travel for Island families and some residents on low incomes.

Tuesday, 11th September, 2018 11:40am

By IW Council Press Office with 4 readers' comments