Young Isle of Wight angler recognised for his supportive and helpful attitude to newcomer

Wightlink’s Island Ports Operations Manager Martin Gulliver, Colin Webb from VBFC and award-winning angler Corey Duke

Corey was recognised for helping out a newcomer to angling rather than fishing during a "hectic spell when fish were coming in at a rate of knots"

Monday, 19th October, 2020 7:44am

By Karen Woods

Wightlink only ferry operator to be short-listed in Maritime UK 2020 Awards for green credentials

Victoria of Wight in Portsmouth Harbour

Wightlink say their our aim to become the country’s leading sustainable operator. The winners will be announced on 12th November

Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 10:53am

By Karen Woods with one comment

Nick Percy, Isle of Wight discus thrower retains British title, winning Gold for fourth year

Nick Percy throwing discus

Flying the flag for the Isle of Wight, the 25-year-old discus thrower has secured Gold for the fourth time running at the British Athletics Championships

Monday, 7th September, 2020 12:56pm

By Karen Woods

Critically endangered European eel discovered in Wightlink’s oyster nurseries

Endangered eel

Historically, the eels were caught in the River Thames for human consumption, but their numbers have declined in recent years. This could be due to over fishing, coastal development or pesticides.

Tuesday, 1st September, 2020 9:03am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

TV’s Nick Baker celebrates Isle of Wight’s UNESCO Biosphere status

Nick Baker explores the IW by bicycle

TV presenter and Isle of Wight fan, Nick Baker, crossed the Solent for a cycle tour to visit his favourite spots and find out more about the Island's exciting environmental initiatives

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 10:20am

By Karen Woods with 4 readers' comments

Hundreds of young oysters placed in river in step towards recovery of this important species in the Solent

Keith and Jacob with the Oysters at Lymington

The hundreds of oysters have been placed in the Lymington River as part of an initiative to re-introduce the shellfish to the Solent

Thursday, 30th July, 2020 12:12pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Wightlink’s FastCat to resume sailings

new fastcat catamarans

The FastCat has been out of service since lockdown, but will now resume an hourly service. Details within

Tuesday, 21st July, 2020 4:11pm

By Karen Woods

Wightlink adds more sailings to their vehicle ferry services: Still no FastCat

Wightlink adds sailings to Portsmouth – Fishbourne route

Wightlink say they've increased the vehicle ferry crossings to meet demand now travel restrictions have been eased by the UK Government

Monday, 13th July, 2020 10:45am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight music students release charity song to thank key workers

David Pontin Platform One

The Wightlink in the Community project is a collaboration between Platform One students, Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra, Fusion Arts Academy and others. All proceeds will benefit the Island's NHS charity

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 10:36am

By Karen Woods with one comment

Latest on Wightlink’s Yarmouth, Fishbourne and FastCat routes

Wight Sun ferry at Yarmouth

Three months into lockdown and Wightlink are able to provide a further update on their three ferry services from the Isle of Wight to the mainland

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 10:07am

By Karen Woods

Wightlink celebrating two years serving Isle of Wight milk to their ferry customers

Wightlink celebrates almost half a million litres of IoW milk

Wightlink are not only supporting an Isle of Wight farm, but keeping food miles to a minimum, by sourcing it locally. The amount of milk that they’ve used is enough for a staggering number of cups of tea and coffee!

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 4:28pm

By Karen Woods with 5 readers' comments

Wightlink support Isle of Wight young carers in new partnership

YMCA Young Carers Dean Murphy and Trudie Augustus Harris

National Young Carers Day is the perfect time to announce a new partnership - supporting respite trips to the mainland for children and young people

Thursday, 30th January, 2020 11:01am

By Karen Woods