Isle of Wight Ferry

The Isle of Wight is separated from Mainland England by a stretch of water called the Solent.

Wightlink and Red Funnel offering vehicles ferries and high speed catamaran services.

Below are articles relating to Isle of Wight ferries.

Industrial action by ferry workers suspended after breakthrough in talks

wightlink st cecilia

The industrial action was planned for April, May and June, but the RMT report that negotiations are moving in the right direction for now

Friday, 5th March, 2021 7:38am

By Sally Perry with 3 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

Huge coils of rope donated to Isle of Wight Zoo and Wight Squirrel Project

The long rope outside the zoo with zoo staff and wightlink member

Read how the Isle of Wight Zoo and Wight Squirrel Project plan to use the huge coils of rope donated by Wightlink

Thursday, 18th February, 2021 5:17pm

By Sally Perry

Were there more passengers on ferries last weekend? The rumours said yes. News OnTheWight investigates

lots of number chalked onto blackboard

On social media last weekend it was said more vehicles came off the ferries compared to previous weeks. News OnTheWight asked the ferry companies. Red Funnel provided the exact numbers. Wightlink just gave excuses

Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 7:26pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Letter: Ferry T&Cs look like they can restrict travel for those travelling when they shouldn’t be

Man holding his hand up in stop motion

This reader feels the Terms and Conditions for Wightlink Ferries shows that they could stop those travelling that shouldn't be if they wanted

Monday, 8th February, 2021 8:14am

By John Hague with 8 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ferry and bus staff being offered Coronavirus vaccinations

Giving the covid vaccine

A change in the categories for priority groups has allowed transport staff to be offered Covid-19 vaccinations

Friday, 29th January, 2021 11:39am

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

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

£6.5m extra public money for Isle of Wight ferry companies to keep them running in Lockdown #3 (updated)

Red Funnel and Wightlink ferries and the Hovercraft

The Government are stepping in to give the cross-Solent operators an extra £6.5m to keep them running during Lockdown #3

Friday, 15th January, 2021 12:01am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Wightlink join Red Funnel by closing their cafes to passengers

graces bakery on wightlink ferry

Red Funnel stopped selling food and drinks on board their ferries last year, but Wightlink had continued to keep theirs open, until now

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 5:14pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

How much public money did each ferry company get in Lockdown #1? FOI finally answered

fifty pound notes

For months News OnTheWight’shas been pursuing the release of this info. Today our FOI-blocking challenge has been accepted

Thursday, 14th January, 2021 4:32pm

By Simon Perry with 7 readers' comments

Bob Seely’s ferry proposal is pretty radical: Here’s why

Ferry car deck

They’re radical. If passed the MP’s ferry proposals (Nationalisation, anyone?) would have a major impact on the Isle of Wight ferries … and prices. Get up to speed by reading this News OnTheWight analysis

Monday, 11th January, 2021 6:56pm

By Simon Perry with 17 readers' comments

Wightlink to suspend weekend sailings on Yarmouth route

Wight Sun ferry at Yarmouth

Wightlink say fewer people are using the route at the weekends, as only essential travel is now allowed. Full details within

Monday, 11th January, 2021 2:41pm

By Sally Perry