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Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

  • Plan Your Visit
  • Description
  • Southern Vectis Island Coaster seasonal bus service goes daily at 9.20 or 10.20 from Ryde Esplanade bus station just a few minutes walk from our Ryde terminal. Stopping at the Sanctuary this bus route takes approximately 30 minutes. Please visit Southern Vectis website for more information.
  • Alternatively Southern Vectis 8, 2 or 3 services operate from Ryde Esplanade bus station via Sandown and it is then approximately a 15 minute stroll along the Seafront to the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary. For more information visit Southern Vectis.
  • Our Ryde Hoverport is situated next to Ryde Esplanade rail station where Island Line operates to Sandown which is only a 20 minute train ride away. From Sandown Station there is a walk of 20-30 mins to the Sanctuary. Buy our Hover Rover Rail combination ticket which includes your day return on our Hovercraft from Southsea plus unlimited use of the Island Line trains.
  • Alternatively why not book a Go-Taxi or Hire Car.
  • View our flight timetable.
  • Receive 20% off your admission to Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, simply show your Hovertravel ticket on entry.


The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary rescues animals from suffering around Europe and provides a safehaven where they can rehabilitate in luxury at their sanctuary on the sandy shores of Sandown Bay. The team pride themselves on delivering an inspiring and unique wildlife experience which is second to none. A warm, friendly atmosphere awaits you, creating the perfect environment for getting to know a whole range of animals. From lions and tigers to monkey and spiders it has something for the whole family. 

Tours and presentations run throughout the day, giving you a chance to meet their animal experts and learn about the work they do. You’ll also have the chance to see some of their animals have their lunch, including the daily big cat feeding presentation.

* Receive 20% discount on entry to Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, simply show your Hovertravel ticket on admission. Terms and conditions apply please visit