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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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07:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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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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From Land of Ferries

Have the yummy brownies with your tea. We live in the land off islands and ferries (Seattle) and still think you can't beat island hoping on public transportation. Honestly a car... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Have the yummy brownies with your tea. We live in the land off islands and ferries (Seattle) and still think you can't beat island hoping on public transportation. Honestly a car would be good, or you'll need quite a lot of time to bus around the island in the other side.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. We are pleased to hear that on your visit overseas the Isle of Wight was one of your chosen destinations. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our yummy brownies and think very highly of our service. We aim to offer consistently excellent customer service therefore... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Timing was great, staff was very safety consouse.it was great. Nice river view. Ticket could have been bit chiper.

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RF_CustomerServices, Head of Customer Services at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Hello zhq030209 Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review! I'm delighted you enjoyed your trip and particularly the views across the Solent. Safety is our number one priority and this is evident throughout the business as you saw. We do hope your interview was successful! Good luck, we'll keep our fingers crossed for you:) On behalf... More 

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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Received a voucher for reduced price Red Funnel ferry crossing just at the right time for a planned mid-week break in Sandown. All aspects of our ferry crossing were efficient from start to finish. On arrival at Town Quay ferry, our booking was recognised from the car number plate, which was handy as I didn't have the booking details immediately... More 

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RF_CustomerServices, Head of Customer Services at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Hello sarah g My sincerest thanks for leaving a 5* review. We personally respond to each review and value the feedback we receive. We have offers running throughout the year, it's well worth checking our website for the latest deals. Our prices are generally the most competitive for cross Solent travel and we believe our service to be the very... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have used the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferry to many times to count. Some say this is the most expensive strip of water to cross in the World, that maybe the truth but if you can plane your trip with a car in advance you can save a fortune with their special deals, things like off peak car,... More 

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RF_CustomerServices, Head of Customer Services at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Hello Derf61 Thank you for taking the time to leave a 5* review. It's wonderful to have frequent travellers review us so positively. We're constantly looking for ways to improve and value feedback enormously. We have special deals running throughout the year, all of our vehicle fares include upto 7 passengers. It's well worth checking our website before booking. We've... More 

exeter
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Highway Robbery,Rude staff and a couldn't care less attitude about customers! They know there is no other way to get to iow but by ferry,the service is appalling,rude boarding staff before you board the ferry,unfriendly and to add insult to injury they charge what they like it seems!! Disgusting pricing system,and God for bid your early or late to board... More 

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RF_CustomerServices, Head of Customer Services at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Hello caroline_Exeter Firstly my sincere thanks for taking the time to leave a review on Trip Advisor. I'm disappointed to read the content and apologise for the experience you have had. We're rated #2/#123 on Trip Advisor with the vast majority of our reviews rating us very good or excellent. It is incredibly rare for us to receive such a... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Used service for many years since the early 90's. can't recall a bad trip. Love the island. So laid back and chilled.

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Thank Nigel G
RF_CustomerServices, Head of Customer Services at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Hello Nigel G Thank you so much for leaving a 5* review. I fully agree - the Island is an absolute gem! It's so wonderful to hear that you've consistently had good trips with us for over 20 years. We've been around for over 155 years and have many loyal and valued guests such as yourself returning year after year.... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The red funnel team who load the bosts are the most friendly people going. I was stuck to get my stock over to the island and the red funnel loading team went out of their way and got my stock over. Martin from Greencore

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RF_CustomerServices, Head of Customer Services at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Hello Martin Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a 5* review. Our freight customers are some of our most frequent travellers therefore your review is high praise indeed! The loading team are a wonderful bunch and of course have their very own celebrity in 'Dancing Jim'! He is our dancing loader who has featured across social... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Same as always perfect return trip hassle free. Ferry on time , we arrived 2hrs early on return and without any grief they slotted us on at no cost

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

Dear therogermoore64, Thank you for the lovely review. We are honoured that you chose to travel with us for your special anniversary trip. It is also fantastic to hear that we were able to get you onto the earlier sailing with no trouble at all. We will always try and do this where operationally possible to help our customers with... More 

Ascot, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We use Red Funnel and Red Jet frequently, I think they give great service and have a genuine, flexible approach to getting you from A2B... we have had a couple of departure delays which were due to waiting for an Emergency Ambulance transfer to Southampton......so really neither we or anyone around us were complaining about that.....The staff even at OMG... More 

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RF_CustomerServices, Head of Customer Services at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this review

Hello Lynton191 Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful 5* review, your comments are really valued. We will always do anything we can to accommodate our guests, even at OMG o'clock! We operate a 24/7 service and we're privileged to have colleagues on our team who are as committed to delighting our customer at... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled via red funnel ferries to go to the Isle of Wight for the weekend. I was a bit nervous as there were weather warnings around the time we were travelling but you didn't feel a thing on the ferry! The facilities at the port on both sides are basic but all you need really. Found it really useful how... More 

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

Dear Sally, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with an excellent review. We are pleased to hear that you found travelling with us a pleasant experience! Our vehicle ferry is very smooth even in harsh weather conditions therefore there is never a need to be nervous. We hope that you found some useful leaflets and had a... More 

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