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Red Funnel

Muddy says: Having sailed across the Solent for over 155 years, Red Funnel makes getting to and from the Isle of Wight easy, fun and, very importantly, affordable,

Red Funnel

Need to head over to the mainland for that all-important event? Or perhaps you need to escape to the peaceful and beautiful Island for a few days? Whether you’re located in Hampshire, on the Isle of Wight – or even further afield – how you get on and off the Island is important.

Red Funnel started off as “The Southampton, Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Company Limited”, thankfully for us however they became known as Red Funnel in 1935. The company have a long history and have been ferrying people on and off the Isle of Wight since 1861 – first in paddle boats and now on modern car ferries.

Operating between Southampton and East Cowes, there are over 30 crossings a day and can get you, your family, your dog (and your car as well) to and from the Island in just one hour. With easy booking online or on the day, entertainment on-board for the kids and foot passenger returns from as little as £10.30, you can stop making excuses and jump aboard for your next adventure.

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