Hovertravel hit by more problems to their service (update 4)

Hovertravel - escape the festival

Hovertravel are having to carry out unplanned maintenance work to an engine to ensure they meet the stringent safety standards, switching to a shuttle service during the busiest time of the day.

Wednesday, 25th July, 2018 8:24am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Hovertravel respond to criticism over service suspension

Hovertravel - escape the festival

The company say they put safety of passengers first and their pilots explain the reasons behind the decision to suspend the service this morning.

Friday, 6th April, 2018 12:00pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Hovertravel service suffering technical issues today

New hovercraft

Due to a technical problem Hovertravel will only be running a one craft service for the rest of the day. Passengers not wanting to use the rush hour shuttle service can travel on Wightlink and will be transferred by Hoverbus.

Friday, 16th March, 2018 1:01pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Hovertravel responds to customer demand and adds extra services

More Hovertravel services in the morning

The extra services will be added from 1st March 2018 - responding to customer demand.

Thursday, 1st February, 2018 6:48pm

By Stephen Forster with 2 readers' comments

Passenger’s account of rescue from stranded Hovercraft

rescued off the hove

Passengers were moved between two Hovercraft on Ryde Sands on Sunday after a problem with the fan belt on one of the new craft. OnTheWight has the account of one of the passengers rescued.

Sunday, 7th January, 2018 2:46pm

By Sally Perry

Hovertravel visits Portsmouth Harbour in trials

Hovertravel in Portsmouth

Hovertravel carried out some trials this morning to see how the 12000 craft would operate in Portsmouth Harbour.

Friday, 24th November, 2017 3:16pm

By Stephen Forster with one comment

Up to 70mph gusts expected say Met Office

windy dog

Cross Solent travel will be affected on Wednesday and Thursday as gusts of 65 to 70 mph are expected along exposed coasts.

Tuesday, 21st November, 2017 11:33am

By Sally Perry

Fog warning for cross-Solent travellers

fog warning

The fog warning will affect those who wish to cross the Solent or will be driving on the mainland between now and Friday morning.

Thursday, 2nd November, 2017 4:17pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Hovertravel in the final for access and inclusivity award

HoverCare Launch

Hovertravel joins three other Isle of Wight businesses recognised as finalists as well as one highly commended tourist attraction.

Friday, 27th October, 2017 1:55pm

By Stephen Forster

Hovertravel walkers present cheque to Hospice

EMH cheque presentation

The Hoverwalkers team consists of people from all areas of Hovertravel's business, from cashiers, crew, engineers and pilots.

Wednesday, 4th October, 2017 3:24pm

By Stephen Forster

Hovertravel staff to undergo pioneering accessibility training

HoverCare Launch

Staff from Hovertravel are undergoing training to experience what it feels like to have limited mobility, sight issues and hearing problems.

Thursday, 21st September, 2017 5:41pm

By Stephen Forster

Hovertravel bring old craft back into service until at least October

New Hovercraft in factory

The newest craft, the Solent Flyer and Island Flyer, have been taken out of service until at least October, with the older Freedom 90 and Island Express taking over the service.

Thursday, 7th September, 2017 10:18am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments