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Review of Red Funnel Ferries

Red Funnel Ferries
Ranked #3 of 127 things to do in Southampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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“Go with the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Unlike the vastly more expensive rival if you go red funnel to the island you can expect good service.drinks and food all excellent too.

Visited June 2014
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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“Great day trip to IOW”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Turned up at the booking counter as our Tall Ship day sail had just been cancelled due to 40mph winds. The lady behind the counter took us through the options and was really helpful. We took up her suggestion that we did the car ferry out and catamaran back. I think we spent £30 for two of us return.

We could hardly stand up on the Isle of Wight due to the winds, but had a good look around Cowes. The trip across was bouncy but really fun - most importantly we felt safe the whole time.

Had a great, unexpected day out and have been recommending Red Funnel to people since. Big thanks to the team for explaining everything to us so well.

Visited May 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Love travelling with Red Funnel Ferries, very friendly staff, lovely views as your travelling along the water to your destination, if your early and they've got room they let you on! Fantastic, always travel with these when going across to the Isle Of Wight. :-) Fantastic!!

Visited July 2013
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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“Slick Operation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

We had a faultless experience with Red Funnel at both Southampton and East Cowes. I particularly liked the informative email they sent me a couple of days before we left. Everything we needed was there at a glance.

The drive on and off of the ferry was a slick, well organised operation. We didn't feel like we were waiting very long, despite arriving in plenty of time.

The ferry itself had great, free onboard Wifi (you don't even need to sign in or register), lots of seating areas (even for dogs!) and the staff were friendly. We didn't buy any refreshments, as they seemed a bit on the pricey side.

Best of all, they were half the price of Wight Link and we had a great deal for our self catering accommodation from their excellent website.

Will use again for sure.

Visited May 2014
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic service and the aftersales team are brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

After booking there 5 night package to the Isle of Wight We broke down 1 Hour before sailing . On ringing them and telling them of our problem they re arranged our holiday and sailing AT NO EXTRA cost even though under there terms and conditions we had lost the holiday . Their customer services are second to none . Just returned from the holiday and had a fantastic time Thank you Red Funnel will def book and travel with you again .

Visited May 2014
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