Hovertravel: New charity partnership with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Pilot Paws from HIOWAA and Hovertravel

The charity is entirely funded by donations and provides a vital service to those living in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Hovertravel has now become an official partner of the charity.

Tuesday, 31st January, 2017 6:52am

By Stephen Forster

Take note of Christmas travel times with Hovertravel

a hovercraft

Don't get caught out, check the travel times for Hovertravel over the Christmas holidays before travelling.

Monday, 19th December, 2016 2:56pm

By Stephen Forster

Hovertravel adds extra services for Saturday shoppers


If you are planning on crossing the Solent over the next few Saturdays, Hovertravel have added some extra crossings to help Christmas Shoppers.

Thursday, 24th November, 2016 3:52pm

By Stephen Forster with one comment

Royal visit to celebrate success of Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

HRH The Earl of Wessex visits Hovertravel

The success of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme was celebrated at Hovertravel this morning when HRH The Earl of Wessex met Head Teachers from the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth schools.

Friday, 29th April, 2016 3:54pm

By Stephen Forster

Have you seen the paint job for the new Hover? Here it is in HD

New livery for Hovertravel's Solent Flyer - Cabin only

This afternoon, Hovertravel have unveiled what their new hovers are going to be painted like. We've got an HD version of it for you.

Friday, 18th March, 2016 3:28pm

By Stephen Forster with 20 readers' comments

Hovertravel introduce new Head of Ground Ops role

Andrew Ross head of ground operations

A new role at Hovertravel has been created, they say, to enhance the company’s focus on customer service and provide support to the Operations Managers.

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2016 4:59pm

By Stephen Forster with one comment

Captured for the first time: Old and new hovercraft meet on Ryde Sands (video)

old and new hovercraft

Freedom90 met Hovertravel’s new craft on Ryde Sands today during the Griffon Hoverwork trials programme.

Thursday, 18th February, 2016 4:27pm

By Stephen Forster with 2 readers' comments

Island girl qualifies as new navigator for Hovertravel

Sam Belfitt New Navigator at Hovertravel

Her dad used to tell her bedtime stories about the Hovercraft and now Sam Belfitt is now responsible for safely navigating the craft across the Solent.

Monday, 16th November, 2015 12:53pm

By Stephen Forster with 3 readers' comments

Hovertravel flies the flag of remembrance

Remembrance Flag

Did you know that UK armed forces get a 20% discount with Hovertravel if they show a valid ID card? The company will be flying the flag of remembrance this week.

Tuesday, 3rd November, 2015 10:23am

By Stephen Forster

One year on: Photos show progress of Hovertravel’s two new craft

New craft front -

If you enjoyed the photos of the two new hovercraft in the Griffon Hoverworks factory last year, you'll like these new ones from Hovertravel.

Friday, 30th October, 2015 11:45am

By Stephen Forster with 6 readers' comments

Hovertravel resumes summer timetable from Tuesday

freedom 90 arrives at Ryde

Hovertravel are able to revert back to their summer timetable tomorrow now that Freedom 90 has returned to service.

Monday, 20th July, 2015 5:27pm

By Stephen Forster

Revised Hover timetable for next three weeks

Freedom 90 hovercraft hovertravel

Following damage to one of the Hovercrafts on Saturday night, Hovertravel are running a revised service for the next three weeks.

Monday, 29th June, 2015 6:56am

By Stephen Forster with 2 readers' comments