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

Red Funnel ‘temporarily ceases’ RedJet crossings – Isle of Wight crossings now at minimum service

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

The changes have just been announced and see only a minimum service to and from the Isle of Wight

Tuesday, 14th April, 2020 2:25pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hovertravel to continue vital cross-Solent services

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

The Head of Hovertravel says that all ferry companies are demonstrating they're united in their mission to ensure the Isle of Wight remains connected

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 3:31pm

By Sally Perry with 2 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

What Coronavirus cleaning routines are SouthernVectis, Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel carrying out?

Person with rubber gloves holding a spray bottle of household cleaner

Lots of us have to use the buses/ferries/hover. OnTheWight asked them seven questions about their post-Coronavirus cleaning routines, to seek reassurance for Islanders. All provided detailed answers … except Wightlink

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 7:58pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Southsea’s new flood defences could be a step closer with £5m funding boost (updated)

Southsea coastline with kites flying from the beach

Islanders who travel to the mainland via Southsea could see changes to the landscape once full funding is achieved for the coastal flood defences

Monday, 2nd March, 2020 1:53pm

By Sally Perry

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

‘Climate change not going to wait for anyone’ says Portsmouth councillor as sea defences scheme approved


The City Council are pressing ahead with the controversial sea defence scheme, aimed at protecting over 8,000 city homes

Friday, 6th December, 2019 6:21pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments