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

Hovercraft had no involvement with fatal incident near Southsea terminal

The Hovercraft on the water with Spinnaker Tower in the background

Contrary to various media reports, including national news, Hovertravel had no involvement in the fatal incident on Saturday afternoon

Monday, 26th April, 2021 11:17am

By Sally Perry

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

New Webcams provide delight for trainspotters and transport buffs

Railcam in Ryde showing two Hovercraft and three buses

The two new Webcams will mean anyone around the world can watch the trains, hovers, buses and Fastcats come and go in Ryde

Thursday, 5th November, 2020 1:24pm

By Simon Deane

‘Hover responsibly, be kind and stay safe’ is the message from Hovertravel boss

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

Hovertravel boss, Neil Chapman, shares details of how Hovertravel services will change during lockdown #2

Thursday, 5th November, 2020 8:13am

By Sally Perry with one comment

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