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The quickest way to get from cowes to east cowes It’s worth the journey even if you don’t need to... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2019
Nancy M
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Quick way to get from Cowes to East Cowes

We had heard about the floating bridge and decided to give it a try when visiting the island. We... read more

Reviewed July 3, 2019
Deborah B
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun trip with grandchildren. Definitely shorted our car journey. Queues were very short. Ferry takes cash and card payment, which was quite a surprise as fare only £2.50 each way for car.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not use unless you want to damage your cars front bumper, especially lower body cars. Either way on and off you experience hitting the road or the bridge. Expensive considering the distance. Should be cheaper considering how much the council paid using tax payers...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good safe service quick turn round even during rush hour staff very friendly cost £2.60 for a car ticket given on board you can pre pay by card on the ramps

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank V4001HOmartinf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have got to try it. And to be honest does save you time, really quirky and good when sat waiting to look at all the different sailing vessels in the area

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JaneThorpe-Codman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This unique form of transport gets a lot of stick from the locals but I love it. The night I used it there were only 4 of us on it but they still took us across and the staff were so friendly and fun.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MissPf
Reviewed July 15, 2019

Great quick link from Cowes to East Cowes saving a few miles if you have to drive around the river. However this new bridge is difficult to drive on and off without damaging your car due to the angle of the ramps and road. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

The quickest way to get from cowes to east cowes It’s worth the journey even if you don’t need to go

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Nancy M
Reviewed July 7, 2019

This was an experience but a little noisy. It was a very quick journey from East Cowes to West Cowes and we were thankful it was there.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank anagram49
Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

No problem crossing the water to get to the other side of Cowes. Drive on and the actual crossing is so quick and easy. Pay while crossing or buy a pre paid weeks crossings. We enjoyed the experience with its unusual way of crossing. A...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank caroltA5133ZU
Reviewed July 3, 2019

We had heard about the floating bridge and decided to give it a try when visiting the island. We were in Cowes and found it much easier to pay to take the car over (£2.60) to East Cowes where we were staying rather than drive...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Deborah B
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RobertT2630
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Response from nedrow5791 | Reviewed this property |
Old boat was running continuously when we were there.Believe new one is up and running now
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