Hovertravel add more flights to their timetable

Hovertravel's Solent Flyer

The new flights have been added as the Hovertravel respond to demand

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 9:13am

By Stephen Forster

National award for Hovertravel’s ‘Island Rescue service’

Hovercraft leaving Ryde

The CEO of Hovertravel says, "The service was born out of Covid, but alongside the improved outcomes for Isle of Wight patients, delivers significant efficiencies for the Isle of Wight’s Ambulance service"

Thursday, 18th March, 2021 4:09pm

By Stephen Forster

Extra Hovertravel flights added, primarily for school children

Hovercraft leaving Ryde

The extra flights will begin next week and run up to the Easter holidays. Full details within

Monday, 1st March, 2021 3:43pm

By Stephen Forster

More journeys being added to Hovertravel timetable

Hovertravel's Solent Flyer

Two more crossings are being added to the Hovertravel timetable. Details within

Thursday, 21st January, 2021 12:14pm

By Stephen Forster 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

Hovertravel to add nine extra daily crossings to support FastCat passengers

Hovertravel's Solent Flyer

Neil Chapman from Hovertravel says "The three ferry companies kept the Island connected during the last lockdown and by working together with the Isle of Wight Council we will do it again"

Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 12:33pm

By Stephen Forster with one comment

New tech helps visually-impaired Hovertravel passengers navigate through Covid-secure surroundings

Sight for Wight Trustee and volunteer Ruth Hollingshead using the Hello Everyone QR code at Hovertravel’s Ryde Terminal

A new technology has been introduced at Hovertravel terminals to help those customers who are visually impaired

Monday, 9th November, 2020 10:51am

By Stephen Forster with one comment

Hovertravel awarded highest level of Government accessibility accreditation

Hovertravel craft on forecourt with wheelchair in front of it

The Government's Inclusive Transport Leaders Scheme recognises operators who put passengers with disabilities at the heart of their service

Wednesday, 4th November, 2020 11:01am

By Stephen Forster with one comment

Isle of Wight’s Lorry Middleton voted the nation’s tourism superstar

Hovertravel presentation to Lorry Middleton -

Congratulations to Hovertravel's Lorry Middleton. He's highly regarded by commuters as well as visitors to the Isle of Wight

Friday, 21st August, 2020 11:49am

By Stephen Forster

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