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.

‘Climate change not going to wait for anyone’ says Portsmouth councillor as sea defences scheme approved


The City Council are pressing ahead with the controversial sea defence scheme, aimed at protecting over 8,000 city homes

Friday, 6th December, 2019 6:21pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Poor visibility affects cross-Solent travel (updated)

Town-Quay-fog-Red-Funnel cropped

If you are crossing the Solent this morning, expect delays due to poor visibility.

Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 7:52am

By Sally Perry

Hovertravel launches HoverCare NHS staff fares

Hovercraft and the NHS Professional Card

Hovertravel have launched a new discounted range of fares for all NHS and primary care workers who wish to commute across the Solent

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 3:17pm

By Stephen Forster with 4 readers' comments

Video: Don’t worry, the hover wasn’t in a bother – here’s why

hover training in the Solent

You might have seen the hovercraft out on the water this lunchtime looking as though it was in trouble, having to turn back and return to the terminal. If you were wondering what had happened, here's the detail.

Friday, 8th March, 2019 2:48pm

By Sally Perry

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

Podcast: Hovertravel MD discusses their review and timetable changes

neil chapman - hovertravel md

On the day Hovertravel announce their new half hour commuter timetable , OnTheWight sits down with the boss of company, Neil Chapman, to discuss what has led to it.

Tuesday, 30th October, 2018 6:57pm

By Feature Writer

HoverCare introduces customer cards for enhanced service


The HoverCare card, as well as acting as identification for discounted HoverCare for on-going travel, can also show that the holder has reduced mobility, autism, dementia, reduced vision or impaired hearing. OnTheWight has details of how to apply for yours.

Monday, 15th October, 2018 2:56pm

By Feature Writer

Hovertravel customers rely on Wightlink to cross Solent (updated)

Train on ryde pier

Due to an ongoing technical issue, Hovertravel customers are having to rely on Wightlink to cross the Solent this morning.

Monday, 1st October, 2018 8:01am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hovertravel’s technical issues result in 4+ week revised timetable

New hovercraft

Hovertravel have had to revert to a revised timetable for the next few weeks as a fault on the Solent Flyer is repaired. There are a number of cancellations to the timetable.

Friday, 21st September, 2018 2:42pm

By Stephen Forster with 2 readers' comments

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

Hovertravel offer sincere apologies for disrupted service

New hovercraft

The Managing Director of Hovertravel has offered his sincere apologies to customers and reassures them that the company is focused on resolving the recent issues.

Friday, 27th July, 2018 11:57am

By Sally Perry

Hovertravel hit by more problems to their service (update 4)

Hovertravel - escape the festival

Hovertravel are having to carry out unplanned maintenance work to an engine to ensure they meet the stringent safety standards, switching to a shuttle service during the busiest time of the day.

Wednesday, 25th July, 2018 8:24am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments