Isle of Wight ferry passenger instructions for residents returning from Spain


The statement has been jointly issued by the Isle of Wight council, Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel. Details within

Monday, 27th July, 2020 5:23pm

By IW Council Press Office with 9 readers' comments

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

Wessex Cancer Trust and Hovertravel launch new travel charter for cancer patients

hovercraft and daisy bus

Sometimes really small changes can make the world of difference, especially if you are travelling to and from cancer treatment. Details within

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 12:38pm

By Lorraine White

Minimum service level must be implemented for Fastcat, say Isle of Wight transport users’ group

new fastcat catamarans

Isle of Wight Bus and Rail Users' Group say the hovercraft "is not an acceptable alternative" and the FastCat needs to return to service

Monday, 6th July, 2020 11:25am

By Stuart George with one comment

Re-introduction of some Isle of Wight ferry services welcomed by council leader

Dave Stewart

The Isle of Wight council leader says the reinstatement of some ferries demonstrates confidence that the Island is re-opening and ready to welcome visitors back to support our local businesses

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 10:35am

By IW Council Press Office with 6 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

Two Hovertravel passengers banned after refusing to wear face coverings and becoming abusive

Stop sign halt stay away:

The Captain had to stop the hovercraft during the crossing to re-iterate the regulations, but was forced to escalate the process by involving the police

Monday, 29th June, 2020 2:18pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Please book before travelling Hovertravel say, as they open up more flights

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

Hovertravel has been planning ahead of the anticipated extra passengers from Monday 15th June, as more shops and businesses open. Details within

Wednesday, 10th June, 2020 12:33pm

By Neil Chapman

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

Isle of Wight’s Lorry Middleton voted the UK’s Tourism Superstar

Lorry Middleton

A huge well done to Lorry Middleton for winning the title of Visit England/The Mirror Tourism Superstar 2020. When the Isle of Wight reopens after the Covid-19 crisis, this will be a great boost for tourism

Saturday, 25th April, 2020 8:41am

By Simon Clark with 2 readers' comments

Last chance to vote for Hovertravel’s Lorry as the UK’s Tourism Superstar

Lorry Middleton

If Hovertravel's Lorry Middleton were to win it would be great recognition for his work in promoting the Isle of Wight as the UK's number one holiday destination!

Friday, 17th April, 2020 4:39pm

By Simon Clark with 8 readers' comments

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