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

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