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Hovertravel

Quay Road | Quay Road, Ryde PO33 2HB, England
+44 843 487 8887
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Brilliant & quick

The hovertravel company are brilliant. No frills just quick journey, great frequency, super value... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lg2763
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Ryde, United Kingdom
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Fast crossing but not that often

Saves the bacon when Wightlink mess up. Like 3 times a week. Friendlier staff and gets you cross... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sina A
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Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry service across the Solent and is the world's longest running and only commercial hovercraft operator in Europe. Our passenger ferry service takes you directly to the shore at Southsea or Ryde in just 10 minutes. Easy onward travel connections are available with our Hoverbus to Portsmouth, bus and train connections at Ryde.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“day trip” (36 reviews)
“blue card” (13 reviews)
“isle of wight” (88 reviews)
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Quay Road | Quay Road, Ryde PO33 2HB, England
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+44 843 487 8887
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hovertravel company are brilliant. No frills just quick journey, great frequency, super value. Fab service.

Thank lg2763
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Frosties1, Public Relations Manager at Hovertravel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello and thank you for your fabulous five-star review. We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saves the bacon when Wightlink mess up. Like 3 times a week. Friendlier staff and gets you cross the water quicker

Thank Sina A
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Frosties1, Public Relations Manager at Hovertravel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Sina and thank you for your review. So pleased to read that our staff are friendly as this is something we train to achieve.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great way to visit the Isle of Wight, speedy and convenient....there's only one drawback and that's not having your independent means of transport once there!

Thank N9063GRrobins
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Frosties1, Public Relations Manager at Hovertravel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review - we do try to offer alternative transport options for foot passengers such as bike hire, electric bikes or car hire through Enterprise.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful service in the depth of winter, amazing value if you don’t go on a Saturday You can also prebook parking in the huge car park opposite the Hover port

Thank Sarah B
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Frosties1, Public Relations Manager at Hovertravel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thanks Sarah for your five-star review - we look forward to seeing you again soon

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

First time on the Hovercraft and I have to say I was impressed. The weather was bad, very wet and windy but the hovercraft was still running. The service was on time, clean, comfortable and quick, 10 mins each way. The price was very reasonable...More

Thank chrismranger
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Frosties1, Public Relations Manager at Hovertravel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Hi Chris and thank you for your fabulous five-star review. We are delighted to read that you were impressed with your first Hovertravel experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Very fast journey from Portsmouth to Ryde. The hovercraft was in very good condition and it was very clean. All of the staff were very helpful.

Thank Luke O
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Frosties1, Public Relations Manager at Hovertravel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thanks Luke for your great review. We really appreciate you taking the time to give us a review and we pass on customer customers to our teams each week.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Efficient, quick and different sort of way to travel. Superb service, pricing up & down depending on when you travel overall its great. Staff always polite and helpful give yourself a treat go for ride in either direction.

Thank Eve K
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Frosties1, Public Relations Manager at Hovertravel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Hello Eve. Thank you for your great five-star review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your Hovertravel experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

As an Islander I have travelled on the Hovercraft many times. The service is good, and I have come across some exceptional customer service. I love using the service. I would have given 5 stars, the reason I haven't is simply because when Hover travel...More

Thank Sue I
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Frosties1, Public Relations Manager at Hovertravel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Hello Sue and thank for your lovely review and kind words. We make our discounts bookable seven days in advance so we can plan our services better. In the past we have not been able to meet the demand when we have run our special...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

To the Managing Director of Hovertravel May I express my sincere thanks to your team for how they spontaneously invited all passengers on the 515pm flight from Southsea to Ryde in November, including myself, to take part in a heartwarming long wet walk across the...More

Thank Livsr25
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Frosties1, Public Relations Manager at Hovertravel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Hi and thank you for your review which we have passed on to the Managing Director. We appreciate your frustration and apologise for the delay and disruption to your journey in November. The 12000 craft are taking longer to integrate into our service than we...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

The vessels are great during the summer months, as soon as the high winds come then they are grounded. Forced to use other boats home which can take ages. But in general the service, staff, waiting area, check in is good.

Thank davetodd57
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Frosties1, Public Relations Manager at Hovertravel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Hello and thank for your review. We try to avoid suspending our service but safety of our customers and crew will always be our top priority and the weather is something we cannot control. Thanks again for your comments about service and staff.

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Geraldine T
21 October 2017|
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Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
Postcode for Hover Travel is PO5 3AD.
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slack2015
12 September 2017|
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Response from Frosties1 | Property representative |
And along the esplanade. Car park tickets available in the Hover Terminal.
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3 September 2017|
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Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Hover Travel have got offers on this month for day trips on their website, but you must travel midweek and book in advance. The bus from Ryde Bus Station to East Cowes stops almost outside Osborne House.
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