Hovertravel

Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry service across the Solent and is the world’s longest running and only commercial hovercraft operator in Europe.

Below are some articles in which Hovertravel is mentioned.

Hovertravel service suffering technical issues today

New hovercraft

Due to a technical problem Hovertravel will only be running a one craft service for the rest of the day. Passengers not wanting to use the rush hour shuttle service can travel on Wightlink and will be transferred by Hoverbus.

Friday, 16th March, 2018 1:01pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Hovertravel responds to customer demand and adds extra services

More Hovertravel services in the morning

The extra services will be added from 1st March 2018 - responding to customer demand.

Thursday, 1st February, 2018 6:48pm

By Stephen Forster with 2 readers' comments

Passenger’s account of rescue from stranded Hovercraft

rescued off the hove

Passengers were moved between two Hovercraft on Ryde Sands on Sunday after a problem with the fan belt on one of the new craft. OnTheWight has the account of one of the passengers rescued.

Sunday, 7th January, 2018 2:46pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight weather warning for strong winds (update 2)

windy dog

Expect cross-Solent services to be affected by the hoolie blowing outside this morning.

Friday, 29th December, 2017 7:41am

By Sally Perry

Bronze for Hovertravel in Tourism Awards

HoverCare Launch

Just a couple of months after the launch of the HoverCare initiative, Hovertravel have picked up a Bronze award at the Beautiful South Awards ceremony.

Thursday, 30th November, 2017 8:10am

By Stephen Forster

Hovertravel visits Portsmouth Harbour in trials

Hovertravel in Portsmouth

Hovertravel carried out some trials this morning to see how the 12000 craft would operate in Portsmouth Harbour.

Friday, 24th November, 2017 3:16pm

By Stephen Forster with one comment

Brain research charity calendar supported by firefighters and Hovertravel

Brainy Bunch at Hovertravel

Hovertravel declare their support for the latest calendar produced in aid of Isle of Wight charity, Wight Brainy Bunch.

Wednesday, 22nd November, 2017 7:15am

By Stephen Forster

Hovertravel hosts rescue meeting for Wessex Cancer Trust minibus service

Wessex Cancer Trust - Daisy Bus

Long-term sustainable options for the minibus that takes Isle of Wight cancer patients from Southsea to QA Hospital in Portsmouth were discussed at a meeting hosted by Hovertravel today.

Thursday, 9th November, 2017 5:27pm

By Sally Perry

Hovertravel in the final for access and inclusivity award

HoverCare Launch

Hovertravel joins three other Isle of Wight businesses recognised as finalists as well as one highly commended tourist attraction.

Friday, 27th October, 2017 1:55pm

By Stephen Forster

Hovertravel walkers present cheque to Hospice

EMH cheque presentation

The Hoverwalkers team consists of people from all areas of Hovertravel's business, from cashiers, crew, engineers and pilots.

Wednesday, 4th October, 2017 3:24pm

By Stephen Forster

Hovertravel staff to undergo pioneering accessibility training

HoverCare Launch

Staff from Hovertravel are undergoing training to experience what it feels like to have limited mobility, sight issues and hearing problems.

Thursday, 21st September, 2017 5:41pm

By Stephen Forster

Hovertravel bring old craft back into service until at least October

New Hovercraft in factory

The newest craft, the Solent Flyer and Island Flyer, have been taken out of service until at least October, with the older Freedom 90 and Island Express taking over the service.

Thursday, 7th September, 2017 10:18am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments