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The Isle of Wight enjoys almost 2,000 annual sunshine hours, making it ‘the sunniest spot in the UK’ according to the Met Office, and thus the ideal, wonderfully different destination for your next summer holiday!

In fact, at Red Funnel, we’re so confident about the Island’s famous sunny climate that we’ll back your holiday with our ‘Sunshine Guarantee’ and give you our ‘Splashback’ discount if rain interrupts your holiday. *

woman in white dress walks along the beach in summer
shanklin beach in the sunshine
west wight fields in the sunshine
Beach day

*How does Red Funnel’s ‘Sunshine Guarantee’ and 'Splashback' discount work?

  • You’ll qualify for our ‘Splashback’ offer if your holiday to the Isle of Wight (minimum stay of 3 nights or more) is impacted by at least 8+ hours of continuous rain on the same day, on at least one day during your trip.
  • The offer is only open to customers travelling via a private vehicle, where their trip originates from Southampton via a private vehicle including: cars, minibuses, motorhomes, motorcycles or private towed vehicles.
  • The offer is not open to bookings made via corporate accounts or frequent traveller accounts and does not apply to foot passenger travel.
  • All qualifying trips must have been booked between 10 July 2024 and by midnight on 31 August 2024, where the outbound travel date from Southampton occurs between 10 July and 30 September 2024.
  • To make a claim: Email a picture of your holiday rain disruption along with your Red Funnel vehicle ferry Booking Reference Number to: [email protected]
  • Please allow up to 14 business days for a response. 
  • Claims will be assessed using historic Met Office data and Red Funnel reserves the right to make the final decision.
  • If your claim is successful, you will be emailed a 50% OFF discount code valid for a return visit for any time up to 30 April 2025. The code will be valid toward future vehicle ferry travel booked direct via Red Funnel, where the outbound journey must originate from Southampton.
  • The offer / code cannot be used with any other offers, concessions, or discounts.

Questions? Contact at [email protected]

Enjoy the Sunshine!