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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 26 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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Northampton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We used Red Funnel ferries for our mini break to the Isle of Wight. The crossing was calm each way and the ferry clean and comfortable. The timing was spot on each way, booking online was easy as was the check in at both ends. My only niggle was having to pay extra to come home an hour earlier as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Check in was a breeze. Crossing was on time in both directions. 9am crossing from Southampton was busy and breakfast looked a bit expensive but the hot chocolate and cookie were great! Very quick to disembark and our day on the IOW could start. Caught the last ferry back to Southampton - very quiet and hardly any cars. Plenty of... More

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Outward from Southampton to East Cowes on the Friday 24th, we arrived early and nearly obtained a place on the earlier ferry due to no shows but just pipped at the post. However when the 5 pm ferry did arrive we embarked quickly and efficiently. Seating in the bar area was newish, clean and comfortable. There was one barman who... More

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Trip to IOW to see family and booked priority boarding which worked just perfectly. Fast and comfortable, the food smelt great too.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Used Red Funnel recently for a short business trip. Considering I had to change my travel date twice the customer service team couldn't have been more helpful. Easy on-line booking process. Ferry on time both ways. I found onboard food and drink a bit pricey the only negative. Coming back today it was blowing a gale. Despite a bit of... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Travelled to island 17th and returned 20th october, staff excellent and so helpful, fare very reasonable, even managed to get us on an earler ferry home, will only use red funnel in future as their customer service and prices are far superior to whitlink, whole experience very good, maybe whitelink need to look at how red funnel operate and learn... More

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West Bromwich
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I booked my ferry sometime ago booking a car as well as my wife and I. Due to medical reasons I couldn't drive down and contacted the ferry company. Their terms and conditions say they will transfer the booking for upto 3 months, I thought I would be loosing my money. But No the call centre were absolutly brilliant not... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The ferry trip to the Isle of Wight was OK but the restaurant meal was very poor. For example the fish contained only a small amount of actual fish and a large amount of very dry batter. As we prepared to leave the ferry, we saw that there was a quantity of fried fish sitting keeping hot waiting for the... More

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

having travelled on many ferries for many years, we are used to the procedure, so we rolled up to Southampton for our first trip over to Isle of Wight. We were a bit early so they asked us if we wanted to go on the earlier ferry which was just about to go, so we arrived earlier at our destination... More

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newport gwent
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5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well done to the staff for sorting out a problem we faced on our crossing..The Falcon. 10/10/14..The lift was out of action and we had a few disabled on our coach myself included, there was no way we could have managed the steps..It was arranged we went on as foot passengers and used that lift ..so well done once again... More

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