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Red Funnel Ferries

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Address: Terminal 1, Royal Pier | Dock Gate 7, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
Phone Number: +44 23 8001 9192
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Description: 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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As I used them twice a day I see a lot of red funnel! ... So I'm pretty good person to rate them. Overall I'm very impressed with the service.. You can't really complain. Its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Llan Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A very good service, despite generally travelling with Wightlink. On this occasion it was cheaper to travel with Red Funnel, which is rare, but the sailings both ways were smooth and relaxing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

As I used them twice a day I see a lot of red funnel! ... So I'm pretty good person to rate them. Overall I'm very impressed with the service.. You can't really complain. Its expensive sure.. I pay 2.5k per year... But then that's more down to my choice to live on the island. They're mosly reliable.. You get... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

What a great journey. So professionally organised. Both journeys we arrived early, but not a problem we were slotted on. Ferry itself very good with lots of amenities. Very clean and a smooth journey. Ferry staff were brilliant.

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Booked return trip between Southampton and the Isle of Wight as part of the hotel promotion. Arrived at the departure terminal about 75 minutes before our scheduled sailing; we were transferred to the sailing that was about to depart without any fuss. Exactly the same experience on our return journey Great service. Loading and unloading seemed very efficient with a... More 

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Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The whole of the ferry experience was very good with helpful friendly staff. The childrens entertainment, magician was very good & didn't charge the earth for the props that he used. The snacks & drinks were reasonably priced. The discounted prices for the IoW trips etc is very good. The loading of vehicles was suprisingly quick & efficient. The disabled... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We sailed to IOW using red funnel i had never been on a car ferry before but was amazed how effiecent amd well equipped these ferries are .Everything about our journey was plain sailing definately recomend and use again

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

Excellent! Just what we strive to hear, thank you. We are delighted to learn of your enjoyable journey onboard Red Funnel, especially as it was your first time on the car ferry! It is excellent to hear the positive comments regarding our onboard facilities and it is brilliant to see that you had found everything to be stress free and... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We wanted to go to the Isle of Wight for a day trip. The Red Funnel website is excellent with all the information you need for last minute planners like us! How to get there, what times the ferries go, how long it takes, how much it costs( the super saver return is great value), where to park, how to... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review. We are pleased to hear that you found our booking process smooth and effortless. We try to provide our customers with as much information as possible so they feel fully prepared when arriving at our terminals. We hope to welcome you back onboard again soon. More 

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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Service from start to finish was excellent. Easy to book online and also bought tickets for days out at same time. Arrived and was surprised to be greeted as Mr wilson. They have number plate reconision so knew who I was straight away my days out ticket were printed out and I was booked in all without leaving the car.... More 

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

Thank you for the excellent review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed all aspects of our service. We are pleased to hear that you found our number plate recognition a nice touch to our service. We look forward to welcoming you back onboard again soon. More 

Berkshire
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Hi, I travelled over to the Isle of Wight last Friday (21st August) with my Dad, Sister and her two small children. We travelled on the foot ferry as I didn't fancy taking the car across. We had initially wanted to go on the Red Jet (fast ferry) but we missed that so went on the 1hour Car Ferry. It... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We hope that you had a lovely visit to the beautiful island with your dad, sister and her children. It is fantastic to see that you had lots of space to relax for the hour journey to the Isle of Wight and it is brilliant to hear that your sister's children had fun getting their... More 

Watford, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We used Red Funnel Ferries on our recent trip to the IoW - from the moment we arrived at the port in Southampton we were impressed. It was much more organised than the other company we used to cross with last year. We were shown to our lane and within a few minutes were being prompted to board. Once on... More 

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

What a fantastic review, thank you. It is excellent to hear that you and your family enjoyed your crossing with us. We are pleased to hear that you treated yourself to a breakfast onboard, we hope that you enjoyed it. It is great to see that we were able to get you onto the earlier sailing, we will always try... More 

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