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Isle of Wight Hovercraft (Hovertravel)


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Quay Road
Isle of Wight
PO33 2HB


Tel: +44 01983 811000

The Isle of Wight Hovercraft is operated by Hovertravel Ltd and is the fastest 'boat' service between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight.

The Hovercraft takes just 10 minutes to cross between Ryde and Southsea (Portsmouth) and transports passengers from shore to shore with no need for piers or pontoons. It is literally a case of being on the vessel for a few minutes before you are on the island and are getting off again.

There are large car parks at both terminals, bus connections and a convenient ‘Hoverbus’ service from Portsmouth train stations direct to Southsea Terminal. Ryde Terminal is next to Ryde’s Train and Bus station.

The Isle of Wight Hovercraft operates every 30 mins and it can carry up to 130 passengers per crossing. All passengers will receive help with luggage from friendly staff.

Hovertravel also offer great value on all-inclusive travel & attractions tickets and offer discounts for groups of over 15 persons. For more information, please visit their website.

The Hovercraft can carry 2 wheelchairs per crossing and allow pets to travel with their owners.

This is the only commercial hovercraft service remaining in the world and is the longest running – established in 1965.

If you are looking for a unique transportation experience, you cant get much better than the Isle of Wight Hovercraft!

Opening Times

Open New Year
Open All Year
Opening (01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014)

* Please check for full timetable, including for Bank holidays.

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