Hovertravel Ferries Pet Policies
Pet Policy Hovertravel Ferries
HoverTravel Ferries will transport pets who are accompanied by passengers at least 18 years old. Pets accompanied by their owners are carried for free.
The Hovercraft runs several times each day between Ryde and Portsmouth.
Pets must be carried in an approved pet carriers or restrained by a harness/collar and lead whilst on board, and kept on the floor in passenger area, not on the passenger seats. Owners are also requested to please ensure that their pet does not cause a nuisance to other passengers.
To allow for 'calls of nature', customers are recommended to allow sufficient time to exercise their pet before boarding the hovercraft.
HELPFUL TIPS - TRAVELING WITH A PET ON A CRUISE SHIP OR A
A certificate of good health is required indicating that the pet is healthy enough for travel, is free of diseases communicable to humans and has been properly vaccinated. We have helpful forms, instructions and information for taking a pet aboard Hovertravel Ferries
In many cases, your destination will be another country on the ferry or cruise line, and it will be necessary that you have the proper documents to enter that country with your pet. Most countries have their own version of a veterinary certificate, sometimes called a Zoo Sanitary Certificate. In addition, some countries require an important permit.
COLD WEATHER RESTRICTIONS
When the weather is very cold the Ferry Line may not be able to accommodate your pet in one of the pet crates located on the deck of the ship.
TRANSPORTING YOUR PET ABOARD SHIP
Each cruise and ferry line has different rules regarding the method of transporting pets aboard the ship.
If the ferry line allows you to transport the pet in your own automobile or in your own pet crate, you will need to have a suitable pet crate. The pet crate must meet certain standards of quality and construction in order to be taken aboard ship.
To learn more about compliant pet crates, visit our Passports Container Requirements
Make sure you find the best size crate for your pet
HOVERTRAVEL FERRIES PET POLICIES TIPS FOR
CRUISE SHIP AND FERRY TRAVEL
1. Never give your pet a medical (prescription) sedative prior to traveling on a ferry or cruise ship. If you have a hyper or nervous pet, then give it a natural relaxing agent such as HAPPY TRAVELER.
2. Always purchase your pet carrier well in advance of your trip so that the pet can get used to it.
3. Be sure to tell the cruise or ferry line you will be traveling with a pet as they impose restrictions on the number of pets on a specific sailing.
4. Even though sea travel may be stressful both you and your pet, both of you will be happier if your pet gets to travel with you on your trip.