Happy 55th birthday to the Isle of Wight’s Hovertravel

Staff member holding a cupcakes at the entrance of the Hovercraft

On this day in 1965 Hovertravel began its operation. 55 years on and it's still going strong with a loyal customer base and committed staff

Friday, 24th July, 2020 10:24am

By Stephen Forster with 2 readers' comments

Hovertravel increase flights in anticipation of increased post-lockdown traffic (updated)

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

Hovertravel say their priority has been, and always will be, the safety of their passengers and staff

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 10:16am

By Stephen Forster

Wessex Cancer Trust’s Daisy Bus is operating as normal for cancer patients

hovercraft and daisy bus

The bus is for patients and there is no need to book; the driver and the bus will be there to meet you at the Hovertravel terminal and transport you to the hospital, returning you to the terminal at the end of your treatment

Saturday, 9th May, 2020 1:01pm

By Stephen Forster

Hovertravel adds 24/7 Isle of Wight Rescue to its critical lifeline services

Hovertravel Island Rescue

Thanks to ingenuity of their engineers in Ryde and the design expertise of their sister company, Griffon in Southampton, Hovertravel can now help deliver patients Southsea and Southampton

Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 12:35pm

By Stephen Forster with 4 readers' comments

Hovertravel announce new timetable and more in response to Coronavirus

Hovertravel - escape the festival

Hovertravel are carrying key workers between the Isle of Wight and the mainland, as well ensuring vital supplies of medicines and the Royal Mail continue to flow across the Solent

Monday, 23rd March, 2020 5:33pm

By Stephen Forster with 5 readers' comments

Joshua wins Star Award for customer service at Hovertravel

Joshua Sheekey getting his Customer Service Award

Josh is bright, cheerful and friendly and truly embodies Hovertravel's value of friendliness. Hovertravel say they're proud to have him on their team

Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 3:40pm

By Stephen Forster

Hovertravel welcomes Sir David Jason for Great British Inventions: On TV screens this week

Sir David Jason at Hovertravel

Tune in on Tuesday night to see Sir David Jason take a special trip on the hovercraft for his Great British Inventions series

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 4:50pm

By Stephen Forster

Isle of Wight’s Hovertravel shortlisted for major tourism award

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

As the only year-round commercial passenger hovercraft service in the world, Hovertravel is an ongoing fixture on the bucket list of many international visitors to the UK

Friday, 10th January, 2020 4:03pm

By Stephen Forster

Hovertravel helps Islanders honour D-Day heroes for 75th anniversary next week

Hovertravel and D-DAY75

As well as the special deal for veterans next week, there is a slightly revised timetable on the Hovertravel service.

Friday, 31st May, 2019 6:30pm

By Stephen Forster

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

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

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