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Day Trip to the Isle of Wight

With beautiful scenery, fantastic destinations and easy transport options, the Isle of Wight is the perfect place to visit for a day trip. Whether you are looking for an adventure-filled day out or a more relaxed affair soaking up the local atmosphere, Hovertravel is the fastest and most convenient way to start a day trip to the Isle of Wight. The hovercraft drops you on the shore at Ryde, so you can explore everything that’s on offer as soon as you disembark.

Explore the Isle of Wight

It might surprise you how much you can fit in on your day trip to the Isle of Wight. As you get off the hovercraft at Ryde, sandy beaches are just a few minutes away from our terminal. You can take a walk along the promenade and enjoy the many local cafés and restaurants serving the best of the Island's produce.


Enjoy a fun-filled day out at the Island's top attractions such as Blackgang Chine, or Osborne House. Or, you can discover the beautiful landscapes on foot, as the Isle of Wight is the perfect walking destination with miles of footpaths and National Trust landscape to explore. You could also bring your four-legged friend along for your day trip - dogs travel free! 

Download our Hover Explore brochure for more inspiration for exciting days out on the Isle of Wight.

Why choose Hovertravel for your day trip to the Isle of Wight?

Speed & Convenience
Our foot-passenger hovercraft crossing to the Isle of Wight from Southsea takes less than 10 minutes - the fastest crossing to the Isle of Wight. Our timetable has plenty of departures throughout the day, so you can plan your day with ease and flexibility.

Fun and Exciting
Hover across the Solent and enjoy spectacular views of the coastline of the Isle of Wight and the mainland.

We offer competitive fares, making it an affordable day out for solo travellers, groups, or families. We have a special family day return ticket as well.

Do you need a car for a day trip to the Isle of Wight?

Our Southsea terminal is located directly opposite a council-operated car park and their are plenty of transport options on the island, so you don’t need to have a car to enjoy your day trip to the Isle of Wight.


Once you arrive on the Island you can get the Southern Vectis bus that stops all over the island, so you can hop on and off wherever you like. Or if you have a destination in mind and want to get there quickly, there is a taxi rank located just outside the Ryde Terminal and Enterprise car hire is also available.

Book your Isle of Wight Day Trip with Hovertravel

Are you ready to embark on an amazing day trip to Isle of Wight with Hovertravel? Book online for the cheapest ferry to the Isle of Wight, always the lowest fares online. We look forward to welcoming you on board soon!