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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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English first
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Possibly the worst company I've ever come in contact with. Booked the 9:30pm ferry back to Southampton. We phoned 3 times throughout the day to see if we could get an earlier one and the person on the phone said there were no spaces. We got to the dock 2 hours early to discover there was a standby lane! We... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My family and I travelled back from East cowes to Southampton on Friday 5th September 2014 on the 17.30 ferry. Whilst on the ferry my grandson aged 7 banged his face on a table, A member of the crew who I do not know the name of but it was a lady that was doing the annoucements to passengers came... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The Red Funnel from Southampton to Isle of Wight is an excellent service. The ship is very clean and the staff are extremely friendly. It's nice to sit up on deck with a coffee and enjoy the views. Make sure you leave in plenty of time though as traffic near the port can be heavy. Food in the ship's restaurant... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were booked on the 11am ferry from Southampton to Cowes last Monday and unfortunately despite leaving home in plenty time due to an unprecedented amount of roadworks and traffic we were over 40 minutes late for our ferry. Having rang ahead to let Red Funnel know we would be late they lady on the phone was so forgiving and... More

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kent
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Service was good. Felt like the cars were packed very close together so people did knock cars trying to get to and from. No complaints about the actual journey. The most shocking aspect was having to pay half the ferry ticket again because we wanted to get the ferry 3 hours earlier on the same day. Wight link didn't charge... More

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Bargoed, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ferry terminal very clean in Cowes and Southampton. Ferry was inexpensive as a foot passenger and the ferry departed and arrived on time. The breakfast is very nice if a slight bit expensive but worth paying for. There is also free wifi, the ferry was clean and staff very pleasant and helpful. Highly recommended mode of transport to get to... More

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Ferry travel on Red Funnel always cheaper than Wightlink. Schedule integrity much better with Red Funnel and their on-line booking system quick and simple unlike Wightlink whose on-line booking is slow and complex. Customer service at Red Funnel excellent and if you run off schedule they are always very accommodating in getting you on another ferry without normally hitting you... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Fantastic service, clean and pleasant ships, we were towing a caravan but any worries about driving aboard were alleviated as the loading was done professionally and courteously, easy access, and good direction from the guys guiding you on. Plenty of room on board, clear announcements and even a little guide to which ships were in Southampton port. Food was decent... More

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

2 great crossings this year, going out booked on 19.15 had intended to eat before getting ferry but because of hold ups on M25 arrived @ 17.45 checked in at desk asked if we would like to go on the 18.00 instead !!! why not !!! so arrived over an hour early. On way back had 30 min drive to... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Used the ferry last bank holiday weekend to visit family based on the island . I appreciate the laws of economics and supply and demand but £170 return crossing is outrageous . Still the boat was rammed .... If you can I would try and avoid parking on the floating car deck as it took nearly 20 mins to get... More

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