Red Funnel

Red Funnel provide ferry services to the Isle of Wight.

A high-speed catamaran service runs between Southampton and Cowes for foot passengers and between Southampton and East Cowes for vehicles.

Below are some of the articles featuring Red Funnel.

What Coronavirus cleaning routines are SouthernVectis, Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel carrying out?

Person with rubber gloves holding a spray bottle of household cleaner

Lots of us have to use the buses/ferries/hover. OnTheWight asked them seven questions about their post-Coronavirus cleaning routines, to seek reassurance for Islanders. All provided detailed answers … except Wightlink

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 7:58pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Ferry companies respond to OnTheWight’s questions over rumours of ‘freight only’ crossings

ferry wash

News OnTheWight has contacted the ferry companies to seek the truth to the rumours that have been causing great concern among those who need to access the mainland for medical treatment, family commitments or work

Sunday, 15th March, 2020 2:08pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

MCA tell OnTheWight they’re currently standing firm on passengers not remaining in vehicles during ferry crossings

coaches on ferry

The MCA layout their reasons in response to OnTheWight's questions, in light of Coronavirus

Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 6:56pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ferry companies haven’t been told which crossing the first Coronavirus patient travelled on. Why not?

ferry terminal

OnTheWight has discovered the ferry companies have not been told which crossing the first Coronavirus patient travelled on. Why not? - and is that OK?

Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 6:58pm

By Sally Perry with 14 readers' comments

Coronavirus: OnTheWight asks Isle of Wight ferry companies what action they are taking to limit the spread

Man with face mask and gloves on

OnTheWight asked Red Funnel and Wightlink what they are doing to prepare for Coronavirus and some specific questions about travelling

Thursday, 5th March, 2020 1:08pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Don’t miss the deadline to vote in the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards

Ventnor Fringe closing party

Isle of Wight residents as well as visitors can vote in all categories of the Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards. Vote for your favourites, it only takes a moment

Monday, 24th February, 2020 8:28am

By Sally Perry

Ferry’s ‘disorientated’ master suffered ‘cognitive overload’ before colliding with moored yacht in fog

Red Falcon hitting Greylag - cctv

The report concludes that the helmsman and master were both insufficiently practised at steering the vessel in thick fog by using just the instruments

Friday, 21st February, 2020 9:31am

By Sally Perry

Letter: Is replacing bike storage for seating on RedJet short-sightedness or greed? (updated)

Folding bike

This reader asks whether replacing the bike holding area on Red Jet 6 with seating was "short-sightedness or just greed"

Wednesday, 5th February, 2020 6:28pm

By Naomi with 5 readers' comments

Red Funnel: ‘Absolutely no truth’ to claims RedJet service will be altered (updated)

Redjet 7

An explosive claim made this morning has been denied by Red Funnel.

Sunday, 2nd February, 2020 12:58pm

By Sally Perry with 20 readers' comments

Isle of Wight independent lifeboats chosen by public as Red Funnel charity of the year

Freshwater lifeboat rescue

Isle of Wight Independent Life Boats received the most votes from the public

Friday, 31st January, 2020 11:43am

By Martin Newham

Letter: MP needs take action over poor cross-Solent service delivered by ferry companies over festive period

Bob Seely arrives

Isle of Wight commuter, Steve Gibbs, reminds readers that MP Bob Seely was assured ferry companies were 'ready for the winter' and asks what he's going to do about the recent poor service

Monday, 30th December, 2019 9:13am

By Steve Gibbs with 15 readers' comments

Red Funnel switching to Winter timetable three weeks early

red funnel VOITH removed

Three days of reduced service then straight into Winter timetable

Friday, 11th October, 2019 6:10pm

By Simon Perry