Hovertravel on the Isle of Wight
Hovertravel on the Isle of Wight

Hovertravel on the Isle of Wight

Get ready for a futuristic experience like no other!

Hovertravel proudly offers the fastest Isle of Wight ferry service across the Solent between the Isle of Wight and Great Britain, and is impressively the longest-running and only commercial hovercraft operator in Europe! This speedy ferry service can carry you directly to the shore at Southsea or Ryde in just 10 minutes, with travel connections easily available with links to the Hoverbus to Portsmouth, and handy bus/train connections at Ryde. Hovertravel first opened its doors in July 1965, and it’s been running ever since! They leased two 38 seats SRN6 Hovercraft from The British Hovercraft Corporation in East Cowes, Isle of Wight, and off they went! They used to only run a seasonal summer service for customers on the Isle of Wight and the south of England, but the experience turned out to be so popular and the number of visitors and tourists seeking out the experience grew to the extent that the service now stays open for the whole year, so feel free to pop by anytime!

Where can I find the Ryde Hoverport?

It can be found in the seaside town of Ryde, right on the northeast coast of the island.
  • Day Return Tickets:
  • Adult: £25.10
  • Child: £12.40
  • Concessions: £17.70


  • Period Return (90 days) Tickets:
  • Adult: £25.10
  • Child: £12.40
  • Concessions: £17.70


  • Single Tickets:
  • Adult: £19.40
  • Child: £9
  • Concessions: £14.10


  • Anytime Family Day Return: £59
  • Anytime Family Period Return: £75

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