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Hythe ferry

Vessel Specs and Hythe Guide


Connecting Hythe and Southampton since 1887

The Hythe Ferry sails daily between Hythe and Southampton Town Quay providing a car free, carefree, and fun trip for all ages and the chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of the bustling port of Southampton.

Sailing from the end of Hythe’s historic Pier, one of the ten longest piers in the British Isles, and with the World's Oldest Pier Train (official Guinness World Record), The Ferry trip offers some of the best views of the cruise liners in port as it sails right past the berth of Queen Victoria, Queen Mary 2 and Queen Elizabeth, when at home.

Hythe Ferry also offers a great link to the Isle of Wight in less than an hour.

Photo Credit: UAV Hampshire

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Pet Friendly
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Sea Views
All Weather
Operates Year Round


  • 2 x Mermaid Marine Ford Dover Diesel series engines
  • 135 HP
  • Naturally aspirated 
  • Max revs 2600
  • 2 x PRM 750 D4 Gearboxes with 4 bladed props

Safety Equipment

  • 1 X 65 Man life raft
  • 10 x1 4-man life floats
  • Lifejackets for 175 persons

Bridge / Navigational Equipment

  • RADAR Simrad NSS Evo3
  • VHF radio Icom IC/M3 30
  • AIS Class A Raymarine Transceiver
  • Magnetic compass
  • MMSI 235083239
  • Call Sign MQBW5
  • Hand held VHF’S x 2


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