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Red Funnel Ferries

Terminal 1, Royal Pier | Dock Gate 7, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
+44 845 155 2442
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Ranked #8 of 22 activities in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Ferries/ Boats
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

When we booked the ferry, we only thought of it as a way to transfer to the island, it had never crossed our minds that this 1-hour long trip can itself be a great experience! It it really was: sitting in the restaurant with a cup a team and cream scones and enjoying the view, we could feel as the... More

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England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

9:35 We arrive at E.Cowes ferry terminal for our ferry journey at 10:30, only to be told off by the staff that we are too early!!! The reason? The 9:30 ferry is yet to leave. Anywhere to park the car? Rudely told "We don't have a car space of our own for EARLY BIRDS; search for yourself". A local gentleman... More

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Kent, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Booked with red funnel ferry crossing and hotel stay the night before we travelled, very quick and easy to book online. Was a problem with hotel as although said was available was fully booked but red funnel contacted me immediately to apologise and find and alternative for us, which they did promptly. On arrival at south Hampton was informed had... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Tidy comfortable clean and on time everything you need ...however I do have a problem with IOW ferry prices for vehicles but that's another matter.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
28 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was our first trip with Red Funnel to the Island, and the journey over went without a hitch, a very calm smooth sailing. The return journey was just as good but the seating area for food is a real let down. We decided to have a breakfast on the return journey and stood in the queue and ordered a... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The ferry is dirty, the boarding is very disorganised and worst of all are the unhelpful and unfriendly staff. I hope I never have to use them again.

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Bolton Lancashire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I think that travelling with Red Funnel was probably one of my very best trips on a ferry. My fare was part of my railway ticket, which made it even better value for a foot passenger. All the staff that i had contact with were absolutely delightful and extremely helpful, taking pity on an older traveller and carrying my bag... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We didn't choose red funnel it was booked as package with accomadation, so apart from knowing it was from Southampton didn't really know much about the company. We did have a little worrying time as running late due to terrible roads on journey down then the road works outside the ferry gates caused delays frustrating as we could see the... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Since my childhood some 50 years ago, I had always wanted to go back to the Isle of Wight, however due to a bad experience on a ferry a few years ago, I was reluctant to go. I booked with Red Funnel and decided to go for it - however, panic set in from the moment I saw the ferry... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We travel by Red Funnel once a year the service is great and will get you on a ferry early if you get there before the due time, but not that great that the price has gone up by £30.00 in a year for the same bank holiday week. The journey back from Isle of Wight had 3 teas from... More

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