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.

£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

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

Letter: More can be done by ferry companies to protect our ‘gateways’ from Covid-19

Ferry port at Yarmouth

This reader believes that much more can easily be done by the ferry companies to protect the Isle of Wight and its high percentage of older and vulnerable residents from Covid-19. He explains how here

Monday, 11th January, 2021 1:09pm

By Thomas Cowley with 8 readers' comments

Reassurance sought from ferry companies over change to disability law

crop of a person in a wheelchair

Isle Access has written to all the ferry companies about the new Trade In Services agreement between the UK and the EU after concerns regarding provision of ferry services for those with disabilities was raised

Friday, 8th January, 2021 4:27pm

By Jan Brookes

Proposal for ferry review: We’ve called for nationalisation for years, say opposition politicians (updated)

Quigley, Stuart and Lowthion

Richard Quigley and Vix Lowthion, who have both called for nationalisation of the ferry service, respond to Bob Seely’s submission to the Gov review

Friday, 8th January, 2021 1:09pm

By Sally Perry with 13 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Ferry companies respond to proposal for Solent transport review

Red Funnel Wightlink ferries and Hovercraft

The ferry companies respond to the Isle of Wight MP and IW council leader's proposal for a review of cross-Solent transport obligations

Friday, 8th January, 2021 6:02am

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Exactly how much public money did the ferry companies get in first Lockdown? It’s taken us FOI-ing the DfT to find out (Updated)

Person holding a five pound note

It seemed only right to find out if/when the Cross-Solent operators stopped receiving public money during Lockdown #1 and how much they got in total

Thursday, 7th January, 2021 9:42pm

By Simon Perry with 12 readers' comments

Hovertravel’s weekend and bank holiday services switch to every two hours from tomorrow (updated)

The Hovercraft on the water with Spinnaker Tower in the background

Hovertravel say with the extension of Tier 4 to both sides of the Solent passenger demand has fallen significantly. Details within

Thursday, 31st December, 2020 4:17pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Hovertravel switches to reduced timetable as customers stop travelling

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

Interesting to note that in the case of adverse weather conditions, Hovertravel tickets will be accepted on Wightlink’s Portsmouth‐Fishbourne car ferry (no mention of the FastCat)

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020 1:36pm

By Stephen Forster with one comment

Tier 3 and 4 visitors: We asked each IW ferry company what they were doing to detect and stop them

isle of wight ferry wash from the catamaran (fastcat)

We asked each of the ferry companies what they were doing to detect and stop Tier 3 and 4 passengers coming to Tier 1 Isle of Wight. It’s interesting to see how they respond

Monday, 21st December, 2020 6:44pm

By Sally Perry with 21 readers' comments

Islander launches #WiseUpMaskUp social media campaign (update 2)

man wearing a mask sat in back of a car

Adrian Brewer has launched a social media campaign calling on those who can wear masks to make sure they do in situations where it is required

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 8:54am

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘Government intervention’ may be necessary says Isle of Wight council leader over ferry suspension

Map of the Solent

Dave Stewart says decisions on services rest with the private ferry companies, but that he'll work with the MP and Dept for Transport to impress on them that it may be necessary to arrange government intervention

Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 12:53pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments