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Portsmouth: Hovercraft Flight to the Isle of Wight

1. Portsmouth: Hovercraft Flight to the Isle of Wight

Board your hovercraft for an adrenaline-filled day on the Isle of Wight. When the hovercraft reaches the island, you'll land in a prime sea front position along Ryde's beautiful and inviting beaches. Hop off and enjoy what Ryde and the Isle of Wight have to offer, including the beaches, boutique shops, bars and restaurants, and travel links to elsewhere across the island. After a day of fun on the island, enjoy a same-day return journey back to the Southsea terminal. The journey across the Solent is approximately 10 minutes. So sit back, relax, and enjoy your flight on the World's only commercial passenger hovercraft service.

From Brighton: Isle of Wight Full-Day Trip via Portsmouth

2. From Brighton: Isle of Wight Full-Day Trip via Portsmouth

Meet in central Brighton and travel by bus to the nearby city of Portsmouth. Learn about Britain's naval history before traveling to the Isle of Wight via the Wightlink Ferry. Get a great photo of Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower and its historic dockyard as you depart. Arrive at Fishbourne shortly before noon. Take a scenic 20-minute drive to the charming village of Godshill. Upon arrival, discover its medieval church and see its 500-year-old thatched cottages, tea shops, and the Model Village. Explore the village with your guide and learn more about local history. Continue to Alum Bay, famous for its multi-colored sand cliffs and "the Needles". Choose between a chairlift ride or a walk down the steps to the picturesque beach. Enjoy the views of this scenic location, with plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. After some time here, travel back to Fishbourne for a 6:00 PM journey back to the mainland, followed by drop-off in Brighton.

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4.4 / 5

based on 21 reviews

On a long weekend with my teenage daughter we booked this day trip before travelling to Brighton (12/8/22) Andrew was very informative with his history knowledge from the very start of the tour, full of lots of interesting facts all the way. The needles was spectacular and there was plenty of time to visit each attraction (we didn’t get off the chair lift at the bottom as queues were long and tide was in anyway/ a lady on coach trip mentioned she went on boat trip which she thoroughly enjoyed). Andrew and Rob (driver) were both very welcoming and friendly. Loved Andrews bing bongs and great sense of humour :) Having never taken a coach tour before we knew by the end of the day we had to do more and hopefully find a local coach company, who will have big boots to fill after this trip!

It was a great experience. The only negative feedback is that my children were rushed out by staff members when they asked if they can take a pic

We really enjoyed the hover craft it was our first time the kids loved too. It was smooth and very quick to get to the Isle of Wight.

Super easy to book and the ticket is valid for the entire booking day.

Very organised and lovely staff aboard the hovercraft