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Ferry best festival travel tips for the hovercraft

(10 June 2019) Flying across the Solent at up to 50 knots on the world’s only year-round commercial passenger hovercraft service is THE way to get to the Isle of Wight Festival.

These awesome machines have carried everything from letters to lion cubs and pigeons to poodles.

We look forward to welcoming festival goers on board our hovercraft service and have put together some top travel tips to ensure that everyone is able to make the most of their trip.

1.         No passport required

We are delighted to remind you that you won’t need your passport to travel to the Isle of Wight – which is one less thing to worry about.

2.         Luggage allowance

If you are planning on taking camping equipment or other festival essentials, you can bring up to 30 kilos on board per person and the Hovertravel crew are on hand to help ensure the safe transit of your luggage. We would like to remind you, however, that we are not able accept any dangerous goods on our hovercraft, which includes gas canisters for camping.

3.         Getting into the festival spirit

Our ten-minute service provides a fantastic and high-spirited way to travel to the Isle of Wight, but unfortunately, that is the only kind of spirit you will be able to enjoy on board as no alcohol is allowed to be consumed while on the hovercraft. There is plenty to view during your short journey, though.

Hovertravel offers ten-minute crossings from Southsea, Portsmouth to Ryde on the Isle of Wight every thirty minutes.

For more details visit: https://www.hovertravel.co.uk/isle-of-wight/festival-2019