Portsmouth: Hovercraft Flight to the Isle of Wight

4.7 / 5

68 reviews

Activity provider: Hovertravel Limited

Portsmouth: Hovercraft Flight to the Isle of Wight

Activity provider: Hovertravel Limited
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From US$ 34.48 per person

Likely to sell out

Experience the sheer thrill of riding a hovercraft! Travel on the World's only commercial foot passenger service, which is the fastest way to cross the Solent between Southsea in Portsmouth and Ryde on the Isle of Wight in just 10 minutes!

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  • Enjoy a trip of the world's only hovercraft service
  • Discover the Isle of Wight
  • Take in an experience like no other
Full description
Board your hovercraft for an adrenaline-filled day on the Isle of Wight. When the hovercraft reaches the island, you'll land in a prime sea front position along Ryde's beautiful and inviting beaches. Hop off and enjoy what Ryde and the Isle of Wight have to offer, including the beaches, boutique shops, bars and restaurants, and travel links to elsewhere across the island. After a day of fun on the island, enjoy a same-day return journey back to the Southsea terminal. The journey across the Solent is approximately 10 minutes. So sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight on the World's only commercial passenger hovercraft service.
  • Round-trip hovercraft journey to the Isle of Wight

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    Know before you go

    • Please book the hovercraft at least 48 hours in advance
    • Please enter your preferred outbound and return times when booking; you will then be sent a booked ticket which you will need to bring with you for travel
    • The timings on the local partner's tickets are flexible and subject to availability
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    4.7 /5

    based on 68 reviews

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    Unfortunately our outbound trip to The Isle of Wight was cancelled as the hovercrafts were out of service. We were advised to go on the ferry with our tickets so as not to miss our day out. An hour and half later we arrived on the Isle. Luckily the crafts were back in service on our return. Great 10 min ride back to Portsmouth however try to skip school turning out time as the kids tend to go straight for the window seats so you can’t get the best view. Annoying as most of them are looking at their phones rather than the view!!!

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    March 30, 2023

    Definitely get there earlier than your 15 mins as we had to queue at the desk who said this was a third party sale. Infact we missed our designation flight because they were trying to sort it out. Once on board the staff were great, the experience great fun and all in all we loved it.

    March 30, 2023

    fantastic crossing to IoW in the morning had a great day their. however on the return the weather had changed and crossing was cancelled. it was just by chance we discovered this qnd only just made it to the catamaran in teaming rain. no transport to get there. on arrival at Portsmouth Dock we had to get a taxi at our own expense back to Southsea to pick up my car. no help or assistance in Portsmouth. I appreciate most of the passengers are commuters and do it every day. but there are tourists who may struggle without assistance. cold, wet maybe a little frightened in an un-familiar city and no idea how to get back to Southsea

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    March 30, 2023

    Product ID: 395441