Hovertravel, the fastest Isle of Wight foot passenger service across the Solent, has launched the first ever commercial hovercraft service to Gunwharf Marina as part of their new Hover Shopper deal where customers can buy return tickets from Ryde, straight to Gunwharf Quays for a day of shopping.
Neil Chapman managing director of Hovertravel says: “After the huge success of our hovercraft charter where we gave away free VIP tickets to the Gunwharf fireworks spectacular which included a special night time charter straight from Gunwharf Marina to Ryde, we have now introduced The Hover Shopper deal to make Christmas shopping more convenient for our customers.
“In the lead up to Christmas we wanted to offer our island passengers the most convenient service to Gunwharf Quays, taking place on Sunday 19 December 2010, as it is a popular place for Christmas shopping. To help customers get in to the Christmas spirit we even have Father Christmas on board the craft, exclusive discount booklets for selected stores and the Spinnaker Tower and free ice skating at Gunwharf Quays Festive Winterland.”
Peter Emery, Gunwharf Quays Centre Director, adds: ‘We’re thrilled that the Hovercraft will be making its first exclusive commercial service direct into our Marina during the festive season. This is an important partnership for the centre and to ensure passengers reap the benefits we’ve put together a voucher booklet specifically for Gunwharf Quays stores and leisure facilities. We’re certain the service will be a great asset both for us and for residents and tourists visiting the area during the Christmas Shopping period.’