A hovercraft performing a 360 degree turn in the Solent


Not only does Hovertravel operate the fastest service between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, it also showcases just what its hovercrafts are capable of at special experience flights.

Join one of our special VIP experiences to get a 60-minute look behind the scenes at the world's longest operational hovercraft service. There will be a chance to meet the pilots and crew who fly across the Solent, learn how the wonderful machines work, and see them in service on a unique twenty-minute hovercraft demonstration.

Your experience will include:
360 degree turns
Deflating the skirt to sit on the water to 'float like a boat'
Demonstration of the unique manoeuvrability of hovercraft
Expert commentary from a hovercraft pilot
Goody bag for all attendees (excluding infants)

Please note, demonstration elements are subject to weather conditions on the day.

Book now to see first hand why so many customers love flying across the sea to and from the Isle of Wight with Hovertravel.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult (16+)£59.00 per ticket
Child (5-15 years)£35.00 per ticket
Infant (0-4 years)£5.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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Map & Directions

Hovercraft Experience Flight

Type:Water Based Activities

Departs from the Hovercraft Terminal, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3AD
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Tel0345 222 0461

Opening Times

23 June (23 June 2024)
22 September (22 Sept 2024)
27 October (27 Oct 2024)

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