#4 - Take a flight on the world's last passenger Hovercraft
Isle Of Wight
AboutThe very first Hovercraft (also known as air-cushioned vehicle) were conceived and built on the Isle of Wight. Designed as a hybrid vehicle that could travel over land, water, sand and many other surfaces they began operating a passenger service to and from the Island in the early 1960s – a service that still exists to this day.
A truly unique travel experience, the Hovercraft has carried well in excess of 20 million passengers over the years, with many visitors to the Island taking the 20 minute round trip to Southsea (in Portsmouth) as an attraction in its own right. It is also a heavily used transport link for locals.
Current operators Hovertravel are celebrating their 50th anniversary of the service in 2015, and in addition to their Southsea to Ryde service will be operating “flights” to Sandown as a special service over the summer season.
With two brand new crafts due into service in 2016, the Isle of Wight’s Hovercraft looks set to continue flying people across the Solent for many more years to come.
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|Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)|