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“Pretty good value with discount ticket”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Red Funnel Ferries

Red Funnel Ferries
Ranked #3 of 128 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.
Isle of Wight, UK
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“Pretty good value with discount ticket”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Living on the rock, any visits to the mainland always include handing hard earned cash just for the privilege of getting to the land of my birth. European freedom to roam - what's that? Red Funnel though are doing some good deals, so thank you for that! Minus points include the massive queues for food at breakfast time as greedy people purchase artery clogging full English breakfasts and it can seem like time itself is standing still as you chug slowly along but overall Red seem to have the upper hand of the Island duopoly at present with their most excellent offers and friendly helpful staff. My daughter and friend were very pleased to receive a goodie bag too. Big thanks to call centre lady who helped the thick writer of this review who managed to book the ferries the wrong way round.

Visited July 2014
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Danville, Virginia
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“Getting there is half the fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

I just love being on the water and the hour-long trip to the Isle of Wight and back was as enjoyable as our visit. We were disappointed though because we arrived on Sunday afternoon and most of the stores were closed.

Visited July 2014
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Very helpful & convinient”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Red Funnel take a little longer to get you to the Isle of Wight but it is a far nice experience than Wightlink the staff seen to enjoy their job & are polite & friendly

Visited July 2014
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Despite not travelling...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

...I can recommend Red Funnel on the basis of their customer service alone. They were nothing other than generous when they heard of the reason why we were unable to make our ferry crossing and issued us with a complete refund immediately.

Visited July 2014
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

When we booked the ferry, we only thought of it as a way to transfer to the island, it had never crossed our minds that this 1-hour long trip can itself be a great experience! It it really was: sitting in the restaurant with a cup a team and cream scones and enjoying the view, we could feel as the demands of our works and busy lifestyle are finally leaving us, leaving our minds open and ready to indulge in a new adventure. Since then, we have had a chance to use faster services from Portsmouth, but in our opinion, the time was a bit too short to really enjoy the experience of crossing the open water.

Visited June 2014
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