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Red Funnel Ferries

Terminal 1 Town Quay | Dock Gate 7, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
+44 23 8001 9192
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New year break

Arrived at wet Southampton at the the red funnel terminal efficient staff checked our paperwork and... read more

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Nigel M
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Shopping Trip

Looking forward to a very rare shopping trip with the wife (we both work long hours/shifts). Can't... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
PerArdua96
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East Cowes, United Kingdom
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Red Funnel has a proud history of serving the Isle of Wight since 1820, carrying 3.4 million passengers to the Island each year. We have won awards for safety, innovation & service including Certificates of Excellence from Trip Advisor every year since 2013. Choose between two stunning routes: our Southampton-East Cowes (former home of Queen Victoria) service takes 55 min, operates 365 days/year and carries vehicles & passengers. On board, enjoy free Wi-Fi, hot & cold food, a bar & coffee shops, or upgrade to the Signature Lounge, for a quieter club class experience. Our 2nd route connects Southampton to the world-famous yacht racing town of West Cowes. Our modern ‘Red Jet’ Hi-Speed catamarans take just 23 min to cross the Solent. Our entire fleet is dog friendly. Look to us for expert travel advice, accommodation bookings, attraction & event tickets.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Terminal 1 Town Quay | Dock Gate 7, Southampton SO14 2AQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Arrived at wet Southampton at the the red funnel terminal efficient staff checked our paperwork and directed us to an available boarding lane . We were an hour early so not really expecting to get on the earlier ferry but we did these ferries are...More

Thank Nigel M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Looking forward to a very rare shopping trip with the wife (we both work long hours/shifts). Can't fault the service you get from Red Funnel, occasionally late operationally or because of weather conditions and the ferries are quite clean given they are in constant use...More

Thank PerArdua96
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We recently took a 3 night break in East Cowes with our motorhome. We found the Red Funnel service very easy to use and very efficient. Everything was booked online so it was just a case of turning up, winding down a window to say...More

Thank Wouldieathere
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at Southampton early for both my crossings and was put on the earlier ferry with no fuss or bother and drove on both without waiting so very pleased with this. all 4 crossings were great without incident and delicious beverages and food available.

Thank Derek A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used a voucher and got a good deal on a weekend return! It was a nice easy and relaxing crossing. We also took the dog and sat in the pet friendly area which has a good cafe!

Thank RhinoKellie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having a number of friends living on the Isle of Wight we always use the Red Funnel Ferry service when travelling with a car. Despite the weather our experience is that they generally running time. The restaurant facilities are very good, especially the special Big...More

Thank peterwV975TL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good breakfast good service clean and tidy staff very helpful when weather good nice to ride on top deck slightly expensive journeyMore

Thank _neillawson57
RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear _neillawson57 Thank you for leaving us 5 stars and for choosing to travel with Red Funnel. We are glad that you enjoyed your day with us and Happy that the weather was pleasant for you. We aim to be the leading travel services to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my first time to be on a ferry and was expecting the turbulence but it was very smooth. They offered tasty meals and snacks on board.More

Thank Hoàng Anh L
RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Hoang Anh L Thank you for leaving us a nice review and for sharing your experience with us. It’s great to hear that you enjoying your sailing with Red Funnel. Many other people like yourself don’t normally know what to expect when boarding our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We use Red Funnel Ferries regularly to travel to the Isle of Wight and always find them very efficient, helpful and professional. We have a Red Funnel loyalty card which gains you points and gives you certain discounts on travel and food and refreshments as...More

Thank Caroline W
RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Caroline Thank you for your very nice review, We are very proud of our Signature lounge so it is always great to hear feedback from our loyal passengers that they are also enjoying the lounge. We are pleased to read that you are taking...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shame Brittany Ferries cannot offer same for dog owners travel as Red Funnel rather than having to leave little dog alone in the bottom of the boat in the car, All dogs were well behaved on our recent trips with R,F, and we felt happier...More

Thank Rozeene
RF_CustomerServices, Manager at Red Funnel Ferries, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Rozeene Thank you choosing to travel with Red Funnel for taking the time to review us. We aim to be the leading travel services to the Isle Of Wight so its always a pleasure to read comments like your own and that your enjoyed...More

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Rachel S
29 December 2017|
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Response from RF_CustomerServices | Property representative |
Hello Rachel, Sorry for the late reply. In future if you have any questions that need an instant answer please do not hesitate to give us a call on 02380 019192, or alternatively reach out to us by Facebook or Twitter and... More
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Ontariosue
7 June 2017|
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Response from RF_CustomerServices | Property representative |
Hello Sue. We have 2 services to the Isle of Wight. The car ferry (taking an hour) or the Red Jet taking 25 mins. The ferry goes into East Cowes which is very close to Osbourne House, the home of Queen Victoria. The Red Jet... More
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corrinae2016
9 May 2017|
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Hello corrinae2 Thank you for your question. You can either call our Contact Centre on 02380 019192, with your booking reference number, to book your attraction tickets and they will be available for you to collect at the... More
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