Hovertravel is currently the world’s only year-round scheduled ten minute hovercraft passenger service between Ryde on the Isle of Wight and the mainland at Southsea.
The service also facilitates a critical care lifeline service for island residents by providing a rapid stretcher patient transfer to the mainland in conjunction with local NHS services. It is also the official carrier for Royal Mail letters and parcels to and from the island.
Passengers range from the occasional to the frequent, from a daytrippers to local commuters between home on the island and work on the mainland. Many international travellers are delighted to tick off another item on their bucket list of unique experiences.