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Hythe Ferry

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Address: Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
Phone Number: 44 2380 840722
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Description: This scheduled ferry service operates every half hour between...
This scheduled ferry service operates every half hour between Southampton's Town Quay and Hythe Pier, passing by Ocean Terminal that is home of the QE2.
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A long walk down the pier

This was a trip to go back to my youth when my mother took my brother and I out for a day trip on this ferry. I am amazed to say that the experience is still as interesting for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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dorset
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99 reviews 99 reviews
44 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This was a trip to go back to my youth when my mother took my brother and I out for a day trip on this ferry. I am amazed to say that the experience is still as interesting for a 12 year old today.

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Sanbornville, New Hampshire
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214 reviews 214 reviews
54 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Perfect for a quick day-trip to Isle of Wight. Very good rate for one day return. Ferry is clean and fast. Just loved being on the water!

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Cheap and cheerful but unique and quick sea trip across Southampton Water. £4 return price, (£3 OAP) , 25 minute boat trip. Seating mid ship in the open or fore or aft covered. People can take their bikes with them so they can continue and cycle in the New Forest from Hythe or commute to work. Oldest working pier train... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Really enjoyed the trip today on this ferry, great value and nice views, we are very pleased we took the time to enjoy the this historical ferry route!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This little ferry is an inexpensive way to get across the Solent avoiding the traffic. You get marvellous views of the busy port and ships coming in and out while crossing and experience the weird little train taking you down the long Hythe pier at the other end. Take bikes and cycle to Lepe country park to look at the... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Provides an excellent service from Hythe across the water to Southampton. Reasonably priced. Also provides tickets for Redjet to the Isle of Wight. Oldest pier train in Great Britain

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have taken my grandchildren on the ferry to Hythe on many occasions and they have enjoyed the view of the ships and the ride on the little train down the pier. One Good Friday we were even treated to free hot cross buns. The crew have always been most helpful and friendly and I would fully recommend the Hythe... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

kids love this experience espeshally with a train ride too. reasonably priced. laid back staff . good and friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A great walk on the pier while waiting for the ferry, you can also book a ticket on the small train if you don't want to walk, it'll drive right towards the ferry.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I use the ferry a lot. It's really pleasant the crew are friendly and it's a great way to see the cruise liners when they are in.

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