Welcome to Red Funnel – The Original Isle of Wight Ferries.
More and more visitors are choosing Red Funnel, the original Isle of Wight ferry company. Ferry crossings to the IoW actually started from Southampton in 1820 but in 1861 two rival firms merged to form Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries.
Today, 154 years on we may operate the largest car ferries to the Isle of Wight but our guests repeatedly tell us that we provide by far the best service. Over 91%* rate our service as good or excellent so why not come and experience our unbeaten reliability and meet our helpful and friendly staff, it would be our pleasure to welcome you on-board.
Enjoy a better travel experience…
Our goal is simple; we strive to offer guests an unrivalled travel experience. This means market leading customer service, delicious food and drinks (60% are sourced locally), value for money fares, comfortable seating and free high capacity Wi-Fi. So whether you want to work, socialise or just soak up the sun, you are always assured a warm Red Funnel welcome.
Freight: The Isle of Wight Solution…
Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries and our partner, Steve Porter Transport Group provide a range of comprehensive freight services that take the thorn out of delivering goods to or from the Isle of Wight.
The two companies offer a total business solution which is unmatched for cost-effectiveness, reliability and security.
A personal and efficient freight service to and from the Isle of Wight.
Having our own dedicated team of freight and ferry specialists based on the Island, we are able to help you with your freight and ferry requirements.
Our freight partner Steve Porter Transport can also provide a range of services from contact distribution to drop trailers so between us we can offer you the full Isle of Wight solution.
Call the Freight Centre on 0844 844 2666
Quick Facts about Red Funnel
We operate over 37,000 sailings per annum covering more than 450,000 miles
- Over 3.3 million guests travel with Red Funnel each year
- Awarded RoSPA Safety Awards 1999 to 2000 and Gold Awards 2002 to 2014
- Awarded RoSPA President’s award for 13 consecutive Gold Awards in 2014
- Awarded BS EN ISO 9001.2000 and ISO14001.2004
- Investor in People ‘Silver’ Award
*Source: Based on 10,000+ reviews on Feefo independent review platform.