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Hovertravel are now providing your ultimate Hovercraft Experience. Ideal for groups, the Hover Experience can provide something unforgettable whether it is your very own private 20 minute demonstration showing the capabilities of our Hovercraft and Pilot to meeting the Pilot yourself and taking a guided tour around our Hovercraft to view the individual components up close.
As Hovertravel are the World’s only commercially operated Hovercraft passenger service, you will not get this experience anywhere else! To view the full Hover Experience options, please visit our website - https://www.hovertravel.co.uk/fares-services/hover-experience/.
For individuals and smaller parties, why not try our Hover Experience ticket which allows 20 minutes flying time on the Solent for a discounted price!*
*Subject to availability and bookable only within our Terminal at the time of travel.
- Accessible Lift - Not necessary in terminal, Wheelchair lift to craft.
- Text Message Facility
- Wheelchair user accessible
- Vending Facilities
Children & Infants
- Baby changing
- Air conditioning throughout
- Dogs admitted on a lead
- Groups by arrangement - Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book for a group
- Groups welcome - Please contact email@example.com to book for a group
- Open all year round - Except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
- Open on bank holidays - Except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
- Prior Booking Recommended
Parking & Transport
- Coach parking - Council operated Coach parking nearby.
- Secure cycle parking
- Delta accepted
- Maestro Accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Solo accepted
- Visa accepted
- Educational Groups
- Information Point
Map & Directions
Sat Nav/GPS Southsea, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth. PO5 3AD.
Head to Portsmouth and onto the M27. Join the M275 and continue past the continental ferry port towards Portsmouth. Follow the signs for Isle of Wight ferries, Seafront and Historic Waterfront. From here on, follow the signs for the hovercraft ('yellow triangle' symbols to Southsea beach and Clarence Pier).
There is a large council operated pay and display car park opposite the hovercraft terminal.
Sat Nav/GPS Hovertravel ltd, Quay Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2HB
A3054 to Ryde. Travel to and along the Esplanade, turn left into Quay Road (next to Bowling Alley) Hovercraft terminal is next to Planet Ice Arena on esplanade.
Public Transport Directions
Located on the UK South Coast, Southsea is the ideal passenger gateway to the Isle of Wight and is easily accessible from all parts of the country by road and rail.
By Rail Alight at Portsmouth & Southsea Railway Station and follow the signs to the Hoverbus. You will cross the road by the zebra crossing leading you to the Hoverbus stop (see map below). Our specially operated Hoverbus Service will take you directly to our Southsea Terminal for just £1.00 per person. The Hoverbus connects with our hovercraft and will make sure you are at the Hovercraft Terminal in time for your craft. It couldn’t be easier!
By Rail - Alight Island Line Trains at Ryde Esplanade. Walk across the railway bridge and you are at Ryde Terminal or walk to the entrance of Quay Road, pass the Coach Park and Planet Ice to reach Ryde Terminal.
By Bus – Take no.3 or 8 if travelling from South East Wight, 9 from Newport or 4 from East Cowes alight at Ryde Esplanade, cross the railway bridge to Ryde Terminal. For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or call +44 01983 827000.
- Catch the hovercraft
|Open all year (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)|
* Except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.