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£30 Family Day Return to the Isle of Wight by Hovercraft from Portsmouth (2 Adults + Up to 3 Children) @ Hover Travel
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£30 Family Day Return to the Isle of Wight by Hovercraft from Portsmouth (2 Adults + Up to 3 Children) @ Hover Travel

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Posted 18th Aug

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Excellent price and a great idea for something to do over the bank holiday weekend! £30 Family Day Return to the Isle of Wight by Hovercraft from Portsmouth (2 Adults + Up to 3 Children). This is a £24.50 saving versus booking the anytime family ticket (£54.50). Even if using for one adult and one child it's still £6 cheaper to get the family ticket than purchase the individual tickets.

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  • Only valid during off peak times which are 0915-1600 and 1800-2045 (2145 Thurs - Sat)
  • You must book 48 hours in advance
  • No promo code needed, the price will automatically change when booking during valid travel times subject to availability
  • Tickets non-transferable
  • Tickets are non-refundable subject to our weather cancellation policy
  • Minimum of 1 adult & 1 Child - Maximum 2 adults & up to 3 children.
  • At least one child must be 5-15yrs to qualify for £30 family day return
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These deals run often and are great for a day out. It only takes 12mins to cross, far quicker than the fastcat or ferry and will be an adventure for any child (or adult) as these are the only passenger carrying commercial hovercraft in the world. You can also take bicycles FOC, theres usually plenty of space available outside of peak-time crossings on a weekday.

From Ryde you could also travel on the only London Underground trains operated outside of London to the beach at Shanklin/Sandown. Some of these are 80 years old so it's a step back in time when onboard.
Its a lot less bother on a Hover
What this thread needs is more discussion on the type of trains used on IoW
Not a bad deal for travel in a time machine...because going to the isle of wight is like travelling back in time 20 years.
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Its a lot less bother on a Hover
Always a good day out on the island. You can take a bike or as a foot passenger you'd be using public transport or taxi to get around.
Edited by: "davemhaynes" 18th Aug
Where does it land, shanklin or yarmouth ?
These deals run often and are great for a day out. It only takes 12mins to cross, far quicker than the fastcat or ferry and will be an adventure for any child (or adult) as these are the only passenger carrying commercial hovercraft in the world. You can also take bicycles FOC, theres usually plenty of space available outside of peak-time crossings on a weekday.

From Ryde you could also travel on the only London Underground trains operated outside of London to the beach at Shanklin/Sandown. Some of these are 80 years old so it's a step back in time when onboard.
Buckle up Boys n Girls !! ......
exel196618/08/2019 18:51

These deals run often and are great for a day out. It only takes 12mins to …These deals run often and are great for a day out. It only takes 12mins to cross, far quicker than the fastcat or ferry and will be an adventure for any child (or adult) as these are the only passenger carrying commercial hovercraft in the world. You can also take bicycles FOC, theres usually plenty of space available outside of peak-time crossings on a weekday.From Ryde you could also travel on the only London Underground trains operated outside of London to the beach at Shanklin/Sandown. Some of these are 80 years old so it's a step back in time when onboard.


It takes around 4 minutes from leaving to arriving, is 12 minutes including waiting to board and getting off etc.. ?
exel196618/08/2019 18:51

These deals run often and are great for a day out. It only takes 12mins to …These deals run often and are great for a day out. It only takes 12mins to cross, far quicker than the fastcat or ferry and will be an adventure for any child (or adult) as these are the only passenger carrying commercial hovercraft in the world. You can also take bicycles FOC, theres usually plenty of space available outside of peak-time crossings on a weekday.From Ryde you could also travel on the only London Underground trains operated outside of London to the beach at Shanklin/Sandown. Some of these are 80 years old so it's a step back in time when onboard.


Not sure I'm fully understanding what you mean but there are underground trains all over Britain, hope I've not miss understood

This looks like a great day out which I knew about it before heading back to Scotland.
Mark_Hickman18/08/2019 20:43

It takes around 4 minutes from leaving to arriving, is 12 minutes …It takes around 4 minutes from leaving to arriving, is 12 minutes including waiting to board and getting off etc.. ?


4 mins You've obviously been in the pub too long today. You do realise it's five+ miles across the water

Do the math !
Edged18/08/2019 20:48

Not sure I'm fully understanding what you mean but there are underground …Not sure I'm fully understanding what you mean but there are underground trains all over Britain, hope I've not miss understood This looks like a great day out which I knew about it before heading back to Scotland.


You've misunderstood
Edged18/08/2019 20:48

Not sure I'm fully understanding what you mean but there are underground …Not sure I'm fully understanding what you mean but there are underground trains all over Britain, hope I've not miss understood This looks like a great day out which I knew about it before heading back to Scotland.


Key word = operated... that's to the general public anyway
exel196618/08/2019 20:50

4 mins You've obviously been in the pub too long today. You do …4 mins You've obviously been in the pub too long today. You do realise it's five+ miles across the waterDo the math !


It definitely didnt take 12 minutes felt less than 5, ive just looked, it says under 10 minutes on their site and it travels at 45 knots which is around 52mph so that would be less than 6 minutes but leaving and landing speeds wont be 45 knots so id say 8 minutes, all i remember is it felt very fast and definitely weren't 12 from actually entering water to arriving
Not a bad deal for travel in a time machine...because going to the isle of wight is like travelling back in time 20 years.
£48 for two adults or £30 for two adults and a child...! Wonder if I can just pretend I have one to save £18
I prefer to fly.

Very easy if you go first class with priory boarding...

Kindest regards
SirSpanky18/08/2019 21:51

£48 for two adults or £30 for two adults and a child...! Wonder if I can j …£48 for two adults or £30 for two adults and a child...! Wonder if I can just pretend I have one to save £18


Plenty on this site you can take, oh wait they may look older than they act.
SirSpanky18/08/2019 21:51

£48 for two adults or £30 for two adults and a child...! Wonder if I can j …£48 for two adults or £30 for two adults and a child...! Wonder if I can just pretend I have one to save £18


It costs £12 to park all day close to the terminal on a parking meter, although you could find some street parking 20 minute walk away. But to save driving round in circles for ages, canoe lake is 30 min walk and usually easier to find parking there
Loving the up to 3 children, any annoying ones get left behind
Always wanted to do this as a kid. I remember sitting on top of the Red Funnel ferry watching the hovercraft fly by.
thomasleep18/08/2019 22:40

Loving the up to 3 children, any annoying ones get left behind


At my age they’re all annoying
exel196618/08/2019 21:04

You've misunderstood


I think you have misunderstood. There are no underground trains on the one line on the Isle of Wight
SirSpanky18/08/2019 21:51

£48 for two adults or £30 for two adults and a child...! Wonder if I can j …£48 for two adults or £30 for two adults and a child...! Wonder if I can just pretend I have one to save £18


I can lend you an inflatable doll if you want, just don't fully inflate it.
A lot.of people don't know that Portsmouth is actually an island,.so you can tell people you went island hopping.on your holiday if you do this.

Well I didn't know Portsmouth.was an Island anyhow.
Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 18th Aug
firstofficer18/08/2019 22:12

I prefer to fly.Very easy if you go first class with priory …I prefer to fly.Very easy if you go first class with priory boarding...Kindest regards


That’s good then, this deal is perfect for you
zapp.brannigan18/08/2019 22:50

I think you have misunderstood. There are no underground trains on the one …I think you have misunderstood. There are no underground trains on the one line on the Isle of Wight


Think you’re misunderstood as well. I live on the island and the trains are definitely old London Underground trains (1938 stock). They run from Ryde pier head to Shanklin (where I live)
Knackered old trains but their still going!!
DonkeyKonk18/08/2019 23:14

A lot.of people don't know that Portsmouth is actually an island,.so you …A lot.of people don't know that Portsmouth is actually an island,.so you can tell people you went island hopping.on your holiday if you do this.Well I didn't know Portsmouth.was an Island anyhow.


Troll.

Kindest regards
zapp.brannigan18/08/2019 22:50

I think you have misunderstood. There are no underground trains on the one …I think you have misunderstood. There are no underground trains on the one line on the Isle of Wight


It's the only place in the country where they're used other than London.

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Edited by: "supermann" 19th Aug
nlman19/08/2019 00:12

Think you’re misunderstood as well. I live on the island and the trains a …Think you’re misunderstood as well. I live on the island and the trains are definitely old London Underground trains (1938 stock). They run from Ryde pier head to Shanklin (where I live)Knackered old trains but their still going!!


Ah you see, now you didn’t say about the type of trains. I live on the island too and you’re right, they’re knackered
Apologies
zapp.brannigan19/08/2019 07:38

Ah you see, now you didn’t say about the type of trains. I live on the i …Ah you see, now you didn’t say about the type of trains. I live on the island too and you’re right, they’re knackered Apologies


It was my first comment on this thread but the person you quoted said they were London Underground trains.
Are the train and bused to see the Island on a day trip cheap
What this thread needs is more discussion on the type of trains used on IoW
shyke_12319/08/2019 09:35

Are the train and bused to see the Island on a day trip cheap


The buses are very expensive, about £9 for a return trip. You have to buy singles, no return available!
Be sure to remember your passport
Aren't they full of eels?
My mate from Hungary said they were.
I'm thinking of taking the wife and kids over for a couple of days next week - can anyone that's been before advise if there is much to do in the area where the ferry arrives if we were to spend a few days there with no car?

Also, if anyone has any recommendations for accomodation that would be great!
Groovii.D18/08/2019 22:48

Always wanted to do this as a kid. I remember sitting on top of the Red …Always wanted to do this as a kid. I remember sitting on top of the Red Funnel ferry watching the hovercraft fly by.


Are you sure? Red Funnel operates Cowes to Southampton, Hovercraft Portsmouth to Ryde, you'd struggle to see the Hovercraft off a Red Funnel Ferry?
Swift_gti19/08/2019 10:39

I'm thinking of taking the wife and kids over for a couple of days next …I'm thinking of taking the wife and kids over for a couple of days next week - can anyone that's been before advise if there is much to do in the area where the ferry arrives if we were to spend a few days there with no car?Also, if anyone has any recommendations for accomodation that would be great!


There's no need to be stuck in one place. The bus network is really comprehensive so the whole island is accessible. Some of them are too slow for a day trip but fine if you're staying.

The Needles is cool, if a little tacky. I liked Steephill Cove at Ventnor the best. I could quite happily spend most the day watching the hovercraft coming and going at Ryde.
Edited by: "Balfington" 19th Aug
Tapnell Farm if you've got kids (Google it).

Robin Hill and Blackgang also good but more expensive.

Derek Sandy is usually playing somewhere, but is easily avoided so not to worry.
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