To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Isle of Wight Hovercraft (Hovertravel)

Boat

Add Isle of Wight Hovercraft (Hovertravel) to your Itinerary

Hovercraft

Address/Location

Quay Road
RYDE
Isle of Wight
PO33 2HB

Contact

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 www.hovertravel.com for full timetable, including for Bank holidays.

What's Nearby

  1. The beaches at Ryde lie on the north east coast of the Isle of Wight and offer miles and miles of...

    0.45 miles away
  2. "Lying in a hammock, in a huge oak tree, high above the ground, peering through the sun dappled...

    0.77 miles away
  3. Springvale Beach stretches from Puckpool to Seaview on the north coast of the Isle of Wight and is...

    1.45 miles away
  4. Wight Karting – The Isle of Wight’s Premier Karting Venue
    Opening in April 2014 this purpose built...

    1.63 miles away
  1. The world's most elaborate water, light and music production. "Its like nothing you've ever seen...

    1.72 miles away
  2. You can see Quarr Abbey from the car ferry to Fishbourne, nestling among the trees on the shore....

    2.06 miles away
  3. Seagrove Bay sits between Seaview beach and Priory Bay on the north east coast and boasts some of...

    2.52 miles away
  4. CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKET ON-LINE (Tickets booked on-line are held at 2013 prices)...

    3.11 miles away
  5. The main beach in Bembridge runs down the coast from the spit at the edge of Bembridge harbour. The...

    4.02 miles away
  6. NATIONAL TRUST PROPERTY:
    * Built around 1700 this is the only surviving windmill on the Island and...

    4.28 miles away
  7. Visit the Garlic Farm and learn all about garlic, where it comes from, how to grow your own and how...

    4.41 miles away
  8. Since acquiring charitable status in 2013, there’s never been a better time to visit the Island’s...

    4.82 miles away
  9. Bembridge Lane End beach is a pebble and stone beach toward the sea wall, but is also sandy...

    4.84 miles away
  10. With free unlimited return visits over a seven day period, award-winning Robin Hill definitely...

    4.86 miles away
  11. The team here at the Isle of Wight Zoo pride themselves on delivering an inspiring and unique...

    5.01 miles away
  12. The first stop on the Dinosaur Island augmented reality trail is at Yaverland Beach, set in the...

    5 miles away
Previous Next