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Red Funnel Ferries

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Address: Terminal 1 Town Quay | Dock Gate 7, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
Phone Number: +44 23 8001 9192
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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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sailed to the i.o.w.with red funnel ferries we took the car and caravan and found everyone very helpful.a big thank you to you all for making the journeys both ways very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Maureen C
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Found red funnel was £50 cheaper to sail to islevof wight so great value, easy boarding , clean boat and plenty of eating places on board , only problem was not enough seating for eating , a lot of people were sitting in restaurant seats just reading newspapers or chatting with not even a drink . We had to stand... More 

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Thank Nicola O
RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review about your recent journey with us. We are sorry you had problems finding a seat so you could eat your meal. During peak times, our ships can get quite busy however, safety is our number one priority and we will never sail to over capacity. Our main deck is where... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

sailed to the i.o.w.with red funnel ferries we took the car and caravan and found everyone very helpful.a big thank you to you all for making the journeys both ways very pleasant...

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Thank Maureen C
RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review and your kind comments about our service and colleagues. We aim to provide our customers with the greatest experience possible as well as a relaxing journey and it is lovely to know you enjoyed your time travelling with us. We hope you had a great holiday on the beautiful Isle of Wight. It is... More 

St Ives, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy to find and get to friendly boarding staff ferry was on time and had good wifi and food on board.

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

Thank you for your positive review about your recent journey with us and we would like to thank you for choosing to travel with Red Funnel. We aim to provide our customers with the greatest experience possible and it is lovely to know that we have succeeded. We have invested heavily across the fleet to enhance the services on board... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I took the ferry to the Isle of Wight and everything ran very smoothly. On the way back they were kind enough to let us on an earlier ferry. Amenities on board are all good, with plenty of food and drink and ample space to sit and relax. It was a very comfortable and stress-free journey.

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Thank gcmf1811
RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Dear gcmf1811, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5* review. It is fantastic to hear that you had a seamless experience with us. We will always try where possible to accommodate early arrivals as we do understand how an hour really can make all the difference to your onward journey. We are also pleased to hear... More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We used Red Ferry to get to and from the isle and wight and were able to board an earlier trip back by request without any fuss.

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Thank dtyh7836
RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for the excellent review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed travelling with us. We will always try where possible to load you on the earlier sailing if possible therefore it is great to hear that on this occasion we were able to get you on. We hope to see you again in the future.... More 

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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked with red funnel for our return trip as it was £30 cheaper than the others!! Arrived at the dock after a horrendous journey and was greeted with a smile. Within 15 minutes we were loaded on to the ferry and we set sail. The crossing was smooth and we sat on the top deck with the dog. Before we... More 

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

Dear Russntraceybarnes, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We are delighted to hear that as soon as your reached our terminal you had a seamless experience and were finally able to relax onboard on the outer decks. We are also pleased to hear that we were able to assist you with your booking... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Look out for this trip! They do not have that many. Worth every penny! WONDERFUL! 5 * Experiance Bridge vist as well..That in itself was worth the effort - note however stairs to bridge are not for the infirm, but it you can limb steep stairs it is worth the few steps. Captian was very informative and the array of... More 

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Thank Sioux M
RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Dear Sioux M, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us on one of our Afternoon Tea cruises! We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time in our South Lounge overlooking the Solent and enjoyed the good food and good company. We will certainly pass your kind comments onto the colleagues that... More 

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124 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Used the ferry at the weekend. The sun was shining and the sea calm. Had a fab journey both ways. Loads to do on board. Beautiful views. Calm journey. Loved it x

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

Thank you so much for your excellent review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a glowing review, we work hard every day in order to deliver the very best possible service to the Island. There is nothing more relaxing than watching the world go by. There are some lovely views going down Southampton Water, especially on... More 

Essex UK
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180 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a recent visit to the IOW my wife and I took the 9.00 pm ferry from Southampton to Cowes and a very pleasant crossing taking about 60 minutes. We had not eaten as had left home five hours earlier so chose to eat on the ferry. There was a very reasonable choice but we had baked potato with cheese... More 

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

Thank you so much! We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a glowing review. We work hard every day in order to deliver the very best possible service to the Island. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your jacket potato. We do try to offer a range of food which is sourced locally on the Isle... More 

Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On my 61st. Birthday, 19th. September, my wife and I decided to take our Harley Davidson on a tour around the Isle of Wight. We arrived in plenty of time to catch the 9 am. Ferry. We were greeted by very friendly and courteous staff and seen aboard by very efficient members of the crew, also very polite and friendly... More 

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Thank Gary L
RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY :) Thank you for your 5* review. We aim to provide our customers with the greatest experience possible and it is lovely to know that we have succeeded. Our colleagues prides themselves on their excellent customer service skills and it is great to hear that their hard work is recognised. It is lovely to hear we played... More 

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