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Isle of Wight Deals and Special Offers

Save on ferry travel, holiday accommodations & more

Explore the latest Isle of Wight ferry travel offers as well as discounts for events, attractions, activities, and accommodation. Book your Isle of Wight holiday with Red Funnel and you’ll save 25% on ferry fares. 

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Holidays Offer

Book your holiday accommodation on the Isle of Wight using Red Funnel Holidays, and save 25% on ferry travel.
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Attractions Offer

Buy Isle of Wight attraction tickets with Red Funnel and save up to 25% plus 15% off ferry travel when bought together.

Hampshire Top Attractions Offer

Save 10% on Vehicle Ferry travel for a car and up to 7 passengers with Hampshire Top Attractions.
Island Resident Travel Offer

Island Resident Offer

Book using our Island Resident Offer, saving 15% on vehicle ferry travel exclusively for Isle of Wight residents.
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Disabled Persons Discount

Red Funnel's Disability Discount provides a 25% discount for foot passenger and vehicle ferry travel to eligible customers travelling between the Isle of Wight and Southampton.
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Healthcare Travel Scheme

Discounted fares for NHS medical appointments on the mainland or the Isle of Wight.

Electric Vehicle Offer

Enjoy a 25% saving if travelling with a qualifying electric car or small van until 31 December 2024.
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Job Seekers Scheme

Red Funnel has teamed up with Jobcentre Plus to help registered Island residents who are looking for
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Travel Cards

If you’re crossing the Solent regularly, check out Travel Cards – with savings of up to 20% off our Saver and Flexi fares, 10% off standard foot passenger fares, and 15% off food and drinks, it’s the cheapest way to travel.
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Camping & Touring Offer

Explore the beautiful Isle of Wight with our exclusive camping & touring offer with ferry-inclusive packages valid for 3, 5 or 10 nights stays.
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Short Stay Returns from £26.10

Red Jet short stays from £26.10 travelling on the Hi-Speed service via West Cowes. No need to pre-book, turn up, buy a ticket and hop aboard.
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Group Day Returns from £15.90

Red Jet Hi-Speed day returns for groups from £15.90 per person. Travel with a party of friends, family or sports team with this fantastic group travel offer.

Saver Tickets

Saver Tickets are aimed at occasional travellers, students and corporate customers who want a flexible solution to crossing the Solent as foot passengers.
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Season Tickets

Season Tickets offer unlimited foot passenger travel on any sailing and are available for fixed durations of 7 day, 30 day, 6 month and 12 months.

Points of Interest

On both sides of the Solent, there’s lots to see and do whether you’re crossing for leisure, for work, or simply for a change of scenery. Explore points of interest on the Isle of Wight and in and around Southampton. 

Royal Pier Pavilion

Royal Pier Pavilion

This one’s easy to spot as you arrive at our Southampton ferry terminal, particularly at night when it’s lit up in purple lights! When Red Funnel was first formed, we ran a fleet of paddle steamers that operated excursions to destinations around the Island, and along the south coast. These departed from “Royal Pier”, and the impressive pavilion building is still in use as a restaurant.

Ocean Cruise Terminal

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This striking landmark on Southampton’s waterfront is where you’ll find some of the world’s largest cruise ships docking. See if you can spot some of the famous Cunard and P&O Cruises vessels as you depart for the Island, and if you’re travelling in the late afternoon/early evening you might even get to sail alongside them as they depart Southampton for their global destinations.

Hythe Pier

Hythe Pier

The Hythe pier is difficult to miss, as at 640 metres in length, it’s the 7th longest in Britain. It is also the home of the world’s oldest working pier train, which links the village of Hythe and its marina to a small ferry that runs a regular service to the City of Southampton.

Netley Chapel

Netley Chapel at Royal Victoria Country Park

This striking chapel, on the eastern side of the river, is all that now remains of one of Britain’s first purpose-built hospitals. Constructed for veterans of the Crimean War, the original 220-acre site was the largest of its time but was demolished after a fire in 1966. The site is now open to the public as part of Royal Victoria Country Park.

Calshot Castle

Calshot Castle

The picturesque Calshot Castle was originally built by Henry VIII to defend the entrance to Southampton waters. As our ferry reaches the Solent, the castle is easily visible at the end of Calshot Spit, which extends from the west into the main waters, with Calshot beach and its long row of beach huts visible further along.

Columbine Building

East Cowes aerial image

The striking Columbine building on the East Cowes waterfront has been a central point of Island industry for many years. Starting with Saunders Roe, which was involved in everything from sea planes, hovercrafts, and rockets, and is currently home to Wight Shipyard, which built two of Red Funnel’s Red Jet fleet. When you spot the iconic Union Jack doors, you’ve arrived on the Island!

Other Red Funnel Ferries

Aerial Image of the ferry

Southampton’s waters and the Solent are always busy with shipping movements, not least with our very own Red Funnel fleet. At peak time we will often have our three vehicle ferries, two Hi-Speed passenger ferries, and our freight ferry all out on the water – so watch out for them, and don’t forget to give our other passengers and crew a customary wave!

Cowes Castle

West cowes

As you approach the Island and arrive at Cowes Harbour, you’ll see another of Henry VIII’s forts, Cowes Castle. The castle is now home and clubhouse to the Royal Yacht Squadron, whose Club organises yacht racing as a principal feature of the now globally famous Cowes Week regatta. Look carefully at the front and you might see the cannons that are used for starting races.