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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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This scheduled ferry service operates every half hour between Southampton's...

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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fantastic little ferry crew are very helpful my girlie loves her ''cruise'' they the crew will even allow you to stop and see the fireworks...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

fantastic little ferry crew are very helpful my girlie loves her ''cruise'' they the crew will even allow you to stop and see the fireworks...

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Thank diamondteena
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a poor shadow of what it used to be like. The pier and boats are in very shabby condition and both are in serious need of some TLC. The cost of a day return is extortionate and the added surcharge for taking a bicycle is just criminal. When I was younger this was a service to be proud... More 

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Thank PhilF67
Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Hythe ferry is by far the best way to view Southampton's port including the coming and goings of the massive cruise liners. Hythe itself is a jumping off point for the new Forest and the trip has a bonus ride on the electric railway to and from the pier head on the Hythe side.

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1 Thank PDG7
Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Like to park up in Hythe and get the ferry over to Southampton with the little ones and go to the park and get ice cream and come back again. The little ones love the little train and then looking out of the window on ferry at large cruise ships etc. Good price for a little day out.

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Thank Emma M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

interesting trip across the harbour, with good access to hythe, especially on Tuesdays as that is market day, and some weekends where they have special markets. Ferry has little heating, so better on warm days

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Thank andrew l
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

standard passenger ferry, good views across southampton docks. The pier train is great. Hythe is good for an afternoon trip

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Thank thatsnicedear1
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely hate this ferry because it has horrible customer service, horrendous seating and colouring and most of all it has no food on it unlike the Red Funnel ferries.

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1 Thank zacwilliams14
Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

A good morning, please, thank you anyone of these would do. Instead you get uninterested, bored staff. Especially in the Hythe office. God forbid if you try to buy a ticket while they are having a conversation between themselves The customer is then made to feel they are an inconvenience. Not a very nice welcome to Hythe

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1 Thank iade2016
Nethy Bridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I have just moved to Hythe from Scotland and use this to get to Southampton. Still new to the area so treat this as a bit of fun. There's a little train to take you to the end of Hythe Pier if you don't want to walk and the Quay at the other end is close to the town centre... More 

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Thank Nethyman2014
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

What can I say;Hythe ferry is a lovely ride in all weathers,as long as the eliments are not against you,because the ferry company do put passengers safety first and will cancel crossings if the weather is bad.The ride gives you a wonderful clear view of 360 degrees of Southampton water and docks/ships etc,well worth taking a camera and when you... More 

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