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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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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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Tour of the Solent!

Very punctual trip to the isle of Wight! If you can book the trip early so that you can get a decent price! Nice boat ride that takes about a hour! Quite expensive on board so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
jeffkingnet
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New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
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New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very punctual trip to the isle of Wight! If you can book the trip early so that you can get a decent price! Nice boat ride that takes about a hour! Quite expensive on board so take your snacks and drinks with you! But the island is wonderful and so much to do and see!!!!

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We use Red Funnel throughout the year and at peak times we make sure that we book early. The loading at peak is just great. Unloading is just as good. If you arrive early in off peak time the staff at the ticket office will always try and put you on the earlier ferry. Our latest trip was a peak... More 

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Thank Michael R
Bridgend
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Told to arrive an hour early but each direction of travel was over half an hour late meaning a long wait in a hot car. Crossings were good and decent facilities on board but expensive so better if you can to take your own food! Very noisy on board - from the passengers - not the ferry! Much busier than... More 

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Thank Clive G
Southampton, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Clean and comfortable ferries. Great staff! Refreshments offered on board and it's just a smoothly run service with minimal delay.

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Thank Alice P
Essex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having used Red funnel 4 times this year cannot say anything but good things. Even when busy plenty of places to sit. Drinks and food prices not to bad. Staff always very friendly. Hopefully moving to iow in the next few weeks this will always be our first call when returning to the mainland. 5 star

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

Dear Angie, Thank you for the excellent review it is much appreciated. We are delighted to hear that we are your number one choice when visiting the island. I am sure that we will see allot more of you over the next few weeks as the move commences. The island is a lovely place to live and we wish you... More 

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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and the wie love catching the ferry around 5 or 6 pm from Southampton. We have a couple or drinks on the hour crossing, have a stroll around Cowes IOW then go for a lovely meal. Cowes is rather quiet out of season but still a pleasure.

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

Dear Rick, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. It is absolutely fantastic to hear that you always enjoy travelling with us and your dinner plans sounds lovely. The Isle of Wight is certainly a great destination to pop over and have dinner with great food and views! We hope to see you and... More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We used RFF to cross the Solent to the isle of wight and back to Southampton after a short stay on the isle,whilst the sailing was smooth and relaxing the food and beverages on sale were somewhat exspensive and tasteless my burrito was still cold in the middle even though microwaved to within an inch of its life. Other food... More 

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

Good afternoon Darren, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you chose to travel with Red Funnel for your holidays this summer. We are however sorry to hear of your disappointment of the onboard food and beverage. If you ever have any issues with the catering onboard please... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great to go Isle of white with lovely views from the bow of the boat, been a few times now, and there great at there job at getting you on and off the ferrys, very polite people, even have a special place to take your dog on board

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

Thank you for your excellent review. We are always pleased to know when we have done well and we very much appreciate that you have, so kindly, taken to share your experience with us. We agree with you that there are certainly some lovely views travelling down Southampton Water and it is a relaxing was to travel to the beautiful... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Trip to the Garlic Festival, Great day out with plenty to see and do. Food was excellent, shows very entertaining, music varied and enjoyable. Sail over was efficient , staff were very courteous and helpful.

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Thank PaulnGill2013
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. Thank you for your kind comments about our colleagues. They prides ourselves on their excellent customer service skills and it is great to see that their... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh dear waited for the Red funnel curry and good news cooked from fresh - bad news chicken and carrot stew with little spice, uncle ben's plastic rice and hard poppadum with a beer came to £9 not good enough fare. If you are going to do hot food make it good!

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

Dear Swimcol, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We are sorry to hear that our onboard catering did not meet your expectations. We have tried and tested each dish before it makes our service to ensure that we are offering great quality food for great value. If you are dissatisfied with any onboard... More 

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