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Red Funnel Ferries

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Address: Terminal 1 Town Quay | Dock Gate 7, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
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+44 23 8001 9192
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07:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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Red Funnel provides car ferries and high speed Red Jet catamarans to the...

Red Funnel provides car ferries and high speed Red Jet catamarans to the Isle of Wight. Enjoy a mini cruise across the Solent with or without your car on Red Funnel vehicle ferry to the port of East Cowes or take the Red Jet catamaran at 37 knots to (west)Cowes - a wonderful Victorian port and the global home of yachting and yacht racing. Both destinations are ideal for a day trip or a short break, and Red Funnel can also book all your accommodation and attraction choices - see our website for more info.

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Gateway to a gem.

Used service for many years since the early 90's. can't recall a bad trip. Love the island. So laid back and chilled.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Nigel G
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Used service for many years since the early 90's. can't recall a bad trip. Love the island. So laid back and chilled.

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Thank Nigel G
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The red funnel team who load the bosts are the most friendly people going. I was stuck to get my stock over to the island and the red funnel loading team went out of their way and got my stock over. Martin from Greencore

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Thank Martin W
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Same as always perfect return trip hassle free. Ferry on time , we arrived 2hrs early on return and without any grief they slotted us on at no cost

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Thank therogermoore64
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Travelled via red funnel ferries to go to the Isle of Wight for the weekend. I was a bit nervous as there were weather warnings around the time we were travelling but you didn't feel a thing on the ferry! The facilities at the port on both sides are basic but all you need really. Found it really useful how... More 

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Thank Sally H
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When my daughter visited with the kids red funnel arranged for a representative to meet her and the children, stay with them and keep the children entertained, until they reached the island. They also gave each child a back pack filled with goodies. Excellent service :-)

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Thank karcat
RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Dear Karcat, Thank you for taking the time to review our service. We are pleased to hear that your daughter had a wonderful experience whilst traveling with us. We will always try and help out where possible and it is fantastic to hear of the positive impact that this had upon your families travel. We hope to see them back... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Red jet from Southampton to Cowes, the hassle free route to the IOW. The awkward part is being a foot passenger, relying on public transport once you get there but hey ho, probably a lot easier in season.

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Thank BRYAN L
RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Hello Bryan Thank you for your 5* review. It is always fantastic to know when we have done well and we very much appreciate that you have, so kindly, taken the time to say so. We are pleased to hear you had a hassle free journey on our Red Jet. On behalf of the team here at Red Funnel, please... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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578 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used the ferry yesterday to visit family on the island . The ferries were very quiet .. there were only 12 cars on the return journey ! Plenty of seating available . Shame they don't have programmes on the televisions and surprised the toilets were all taken out of service on the way back .

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Thank coughandcath
RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Dear Cough and Cath, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed travelling with us and had plenty of choice of where to sit! We do not offer programmes on the televisions situated around the vessel as these are used for live traffic information and informing customers... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's all very easy especially on foot. Not too far from the railway station. The journey sitting on the deck is very interesting going through Southampton docks. Then a bit of open sea and you are there almost too soon! Not too far to magnificent Osbourne house. Buy a day ticket on the bus and tootle around the Island then... More 

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RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a glowing review. We work hard every day in order to deliver the very best possible service to and from the Island. It is fantastic to learn of your enjoyable experience travelling with us and you had a comfortable journey. There is nothing more relaxing than... More 

Hampshire
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always use Red Funnel when travelling to the Island (2-3x per year). They are always punctual with very helpful staff.

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Thank Paul105105
RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your positive review. We are always pleased to know when we have done well and we very much appreciate that you have, so kindly, taken to share your experience with us. On behalf of the team here at Red Funnel, please accept our sincerest thanks once again for taking the time to... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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544 reviews
208 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Isle of Wight for the new year and as usual the Red Funnel always provide a good service. An hour ferry ride, plenty to eat and drink at reasonable prices, thankfully the ferry was warm as it was bitterly cold. Staff always helpful. we try and pick the cheapest crossing so usually the ferry not as... More 

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Thank susan952
RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Hello Susan952 Thank you so much! We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a glowing review, we work hard every day in order to deliver the very best possible service to and from the beautiful Isle of Wight. The temperature outside has dramatically dropped this week, unfortunately on our vessels the doors to the car and passengers... More 

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