Southampton to the Isle of Wight Ferry
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Southampton is connected to the Isle of Wight via the port of East Cowes. On average, there are 19 crossings each day between Southampton and the Isle of Wight, which are operated by Red Funnel. Crossings from Southampton to East Cowes usually take around 1 hour.
The above information is a basic summary on the services between Southampton and the Isle of Wight. We recommend using our Ferry Search to find live ferry information and the latest prices.
The city of Southampton is popular as a leisure and cultural destination, many of its charms include its nightlife, shops and its history. For a more cultural tour of the city, visit the Maritime Museum and relive the story of the Titanic, or learn the history of the port of Southampton, or visit the Southampton Hall of Aviation to find out about the Spitfire which was designed in Southampton. The city has many other museums including the God's Tower Museum and the Museum of Archaeology. For a more leisurely tour, browse the shops at the West Quay shopping centre and taste some of the cosmopolitan cuisine whilst taking a break in one of the many restaurants.
About the Isle of Wight
For many, the Isle of Wight is the quintessential British seaside destination. The island saw a surge in popularity in the Victorian era. Queen Victoria had a holiday residence on the Isle of Wight - as a result of this the Isle of Wight became popular with the aristocrats and celebrities of the day.
The Isle of Wight has attractions that cater for all ages and tastes.
Spend the day wandering round Osborne House and gardens, be adventurous at the Blackgang Chine amusement park or simply while away the hours relaxing on one of the island's many beaches.
There is also an almost unlimited choice of fine beaches, many of which have won blue flag awards for their cleanliness and quality.
Isle of Wight Travel Guide
The Isle of Wight dramatic yet beautiful cliffs and coastlines to the west of the island and the clear waters of the Isle of Wight beaches that are perfect for a quintessentially British summer family holiday.
Once famous for being a really boring place to go on holiday (unless you were Victorian or happened to like a posh hotel that served limp scrambled eggs for breakfast), the Isle of Wight is now a place to be seen. The fact it is so near to the mainland and surrounded by sea makes it the perfect venue for water sports, outdoor activities and music festivals alike.
Once famous for being a really boring place to go on holiday, the Isle of Wight is now a place to be seen.