Points of Interest

The 11.7 mile voyage between Southampton and the Isle of Wight is steeped in history dating back to Roman times. Ferries belonging to Red Funnel and its predecessors have been plying the route since 1820 and during this time there have been many changes. For more information just click on the map points below.

The Port of Southampton is only 28 miles from the main shipping channels and with its unique double tides, is the only deep water port on the south coast. Southampton Water is one of the busiest stretches of water in the world so there is always plenty to see including some of the world's largest cruise and container ships. The facing towns of East and West Cowes are at the entrance to the River Medina and are linked by a novel floating chain bridge. Steeped in history and a mecca for yacht racing, there are plenty of things to see from the ferry.