Southsea Ryde Ferry
Southsea is a coastal resort located on the southern coast of Portsea Island, although the town has merged with Portsmouth over the years and is now only one mile from Portsmouth city centre. Southsea is only a small town but has grown to be a thriving commercial area and has a large variety of high street shop chains and independent traders, including a lovely shopping district right on the sea-front, with plenty of places to stop and relax between shops. Southsea has a wide range of attractions within the town, for example the fascinating D-Day museum and the Royal Marines museum.
Ryde is located on the north east coast of the Isle of Wight and is the second largest urban area on the Island. Ryde's ferry port terminal is located only a short distance from the town centre and its shops and boutiques. The town also features many bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants serving a variety of food and drinks, where visitors can relax and enjoy the town's natural beauty. The town also features a live music venue, theatre, bowling alley and an ice rink. There are excellent travel connections from Ryde allowing you easy access to discover the rest of the beautiful Isle of Wight.
10 May 2018NO BOVVER WITH A HOVER!
If you want to pop over to Ryde and fancy a quick (10 minutes) smooth ride, then go for the hovercraft. It's a doddle and the car park (though pricey at £12 for more than 8 hours) is right next to the hoverport. I gather that the ferry takes much longer, so maybe more scope for sea-sickness? My only disappointment was that ticket prices were exactly the same at the hoverport as the ones I booked online - though you can probably save on the cost of parking by booking in advance.
Review by NIGEL SHARP
04 Aug 2017Relaxing day out
Booking with Ferry Savers was very easy and straightforward. And I saved over £8 on the fare. The trip over in the hovercraft only took ten minutes, Which gave me longer to enjoy a lovely day out. Would definitely recommend Ferrysavers and Hover trave.
Review by PAUL RICKARDS