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National Ferry Fortnight

National Ferry Fortnight - 2 to 15 March 2015

National Ferry Fortnight is a celebration of travel by sea and how accessible and easy ferry travel can be. Thanks to its mild climate, the Isle of Wight is the perfect destination for a family break travelling by ferry without even leaving the country! There are 75 sq miles of outstanding natural beauty to explore, some great places to stay, award winning restaurants serving local produce and plenty of things to do.

If you book via this page during National Ferry Fortnight you can get a free city trip on us! Find out more below. Plus, take advantage of our £25 deposit scheme* and get the best advance fares, accommodation and attraction tickets, making it even easier to book your spring or summer break.

National Ferry Fortnight

Special National Ferry Fortnight Offer!

Escape to the Isle of Wight for a relaxing break
with a bonus day return to Southampton thrown in.
Enjoy the beauty of the Island but get back
to the big city in just 25 minutes – browse the
big brands at WestQuay, take in a show at the
Mayflower or enjoy the city’s renowned nightlife.

Book 4 nights or more before 15th March 2015 for your
free day return to Southampton**. Please note, this offer applies to vehicle ferry travel only.

National Ferry Fortnight

An unrivalled travel experience

Our new look Red Osprey enters service at the end of March following it's £2.2m investment. The vessel will provide an unrivalled travel experience which will include Air-Conditioning, enhanced Wi:Fi, 2 new lounges, 55% more seating, 2 new sun decks and much more!
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View a timelapse of our Ferry Crossing!

National Ferry Fortnight

Book today with just £25 deposit

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National Ferry Fortnight

Greatest choice of ferry inclusive holidays!

Book holiday accommodation online

Red Funnel offer the largest range accommodation and ferry travel options than anyone else. From self-catering cottages to holiday parks, boutique hotels to seafront guesthouses we are the first choice for Isle of Wight breaks.  All holidays are also securely protected with ABTOT bonding for your peace of mind.
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Terms and conditions

*Deposit scheme only available for bookings made online via A valid UK debit/credit card will be required for payment, this card will then be used for the final balance payment. Full terms and conditions can be found at

*One foot passenger day return ticket per person within party. Vouchers may be redeemed at East or
West Cowes Ticket Offices for foot passenger day return ticket(s) valid on Red Jet (West Cowes) or vehicle ferry
(East Cowes) services. Day returns must be used between main booking travel dates. Travel at peak times is subject to availability. No cash alternative available. Ferry travel must be booked by March 15, 2015 for outward travel before August 31, 2015 and is valid when travelling with a car only. Offer available on trips of at least four days’ duration. Please note the voucher will be issued at check in at Southampton.

RedFunnel Address

Contact Centre: For travel, accommodation and enquiries call +44 (0)23 8001 9192

Switchboard: Tel +44 (0)23 8024 8500. Fax +44 (0)23 8024 8501.

Registered in England: 002404, VAT number: GB 902 873131. All Rights Reserved, © 2014 Red Funnel (i-8c37fd04)

Isle of Wight Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries, Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (West Cowes), Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

Southampton Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries (Terminal 1), Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (Terminal 2), Terminal 2, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ.

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Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally

It is extremely likely that our Hi Speed service will be disrupted from Saturday 6th February to Monday 8th February due to forecasted winds of 40+ to 50+ knots at Calshot. Our Commanders will be making continuous assessments during this period and updates will be posted on here and our Twitter page @RF_Travel_News.

We advise all supporters travelling to the Southampton FC vs. West Ham United home fixture on Saturday to travel via our vehicle ferry to avoid disappointment. The last vehicle ferry to leave from East Cowes to ensure arrival for kick off is the 15:00 ECSO.


Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally

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