Isle of Wight FastCats are back in service from today

Commuter Steve Long is welcomed back by Captain Graeme Bissett

The Solent sees the return of the Wightlink FastCat today. Full details within

Thursday, 29th April, 2021 8:13am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Wightlink to step up sailings and bring FastCat back into service

FastCat at Ryde Pier

The CEO of Wightlink says, "With summer on the horizon, we are delighted to step up our sailings"

Friday, 16th April, 2021 10:11am

By Karen Woods with 7 readers' comments

Four weeks of overnight work at Fishbourne: Some crossings cancelled

New ramps at Fishbourne

Aging fenders will be replaced with new ones in four weeks of overnight work, scheduled to take place when tides permit

Tuesday, 23rd March, 2021 11:13am

By Karen Woods

Wightlink announce upcoming timetable changes

Victoria of Wight in Portsmouth Harbour

Wightlink announce changes to their timetables from 29th March, as lockdown restrictions start to be lifted

Tuesday, 16th March, 2021 4:24pm

By Karen Woods

Wightlink fleet almost ready for the summer

Victoria of Wight in dry dock at A&P Falmouth

Wightlink CEO says, “We are ready for summer 2021 and hope the Government will be able to relax restrictions according to the roadmap so things can start to get back to normal"

Thursday, 11th March, 2021 12:18pm

By Karen Woods with 5 readers' comments

Wightlink welcomes another officer cadets to learn about life at sea

Cadet Sam Bailey at Wightlink

Sam from Romsey joins Jon-James from the Isle of Wight as a Merchant Navy officer cadet with Wightlink

Monday, 22nd February, 2021 10:39am

By Karen Woods

Money left on ferry over last year donated to mental health charity

20 pence pieces

A year's worth of loose change found on the ferry and unclaimed by passengers has been topped up to £1,000 and donated to a mental health charity

Wednesday, 27th January, 2021 1:33pm

By Karen Woods

Isle of Wight business chosen for ferry company’s payment tills

Father and daughter David and Sophie Jackson from WRS with Wightlink Retail Support Manager Scott Rymer

Wightlink say the Newport-based family business has become an industry leader since being formed in 2003 by David Jackson

Tuesday, 29th December, 2020 11:22am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Extensive changes to Wightlink service including FastCat suspension

new fastcat catamarans

Wightlink CEO says "As a private operator, we need to minimise our losses and not run services with insufficient demand especially after this difficult year"

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020 4:41pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Following Tier 4 announcement: Wightlink ‘urges’ customers to follow Government regulations

wight light wightlink ferry

Wightlink has issued a statement saying they ‘urge’ customers to follow Government regulations, after the weekend’s Covid updates. Changes to their timetables should be expected too, they say

Monday, 21st December, 2020 11:31am

By Karen Woods with 5 readers' comments

Wightlink’s Fastcat ramps up to hourly service in the New Year: Increase in Yarmouth route too

new fastcat catamarans

Starting earlier and finishing later, this latest about the FastCat will be welcome news for commuters

Friday, 4th December, 2020 12:41pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Wightlink to bring daily Fastcat service and weekend Yarmouth sailings back

wight ryder passing a sea fort

Forecasted demand for travel means Wightlink will be resuming services after lockdown. See full details within

Friday, 27th November, 2020 12:11pm

By Karen Woods with 5 readers' comments