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Saved a drive through Newport

We used the Cowes floating bridge being in the area and wanting to get to the Arreton area without... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stewart C
Chatham, United Kingdom
Short but useful

Easy to use, time saving and cheap (£2.60) car one way. Also it’s a nice experience - takes... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
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37 Medina Road, Cowes PO31 7BX, England
+44 1983 293041
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used the Cowes floating bridge being in the area and wanting to get to the Arreton area without going through Newport. We had been driving up from Gurnard having been exploring the coastal path there and took the opportunity to take a ride on...More

Thank Stewart C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely Staff, Superb Transfer at both low and high tide, A tad expensive but what can be expected these days.....

Thank DavidWhe_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went from Wootton to Aldi using TomTom for quickest route - it was horrendous! Came back by shortest route which took us over the chain bridge - so much easier and so much shorter. Great little ferry and the queue for foot traffic going the...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to drive the whole ilse of wight round the costal road and it there wasnt this youd have to go miles round to get back on track also very cheap and barely on it long fantastic

Thank Felicity D
Reviewed 12 September 2018

It's the quickest way to get from Cowes to East Cowes, You can pay via an app which saves time. BUT for car drivers you have to be careful accessing and leaving the bridge as my bumper struck the ramp, fortunately without damage. There are...More

1  Thank Robert Y
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Quick and easy journey across the water. Also easy to purchase tickets online. Took a matter of minutes and was so easy to get on the Red Funnel ferry the other side.

Thank hayleylawrence2105
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Easy to use, time saving and cheap (£2.60) car one way. Also it’s a nice experience - takes pedestrians and bikes to

Thank E8887TZmartinp
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

There really isn't much to say. Security was quick, we felt safe, journey took about 30 secs, but they could just build a bridge.

Thank Jacob C
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

This was the best floating bridge I’ve ever been on, and I’ve been on a raft of them. (pun intended). By ‘raft’ I mean two. We liked the big windows and the floatiness. Nice, helpful operators too.

Thank LucyBee_11
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The Good Stuff First thing to say, if I was reviewing the staff who work on the chain ferry I would have given them the maximum 5 stars rating. Not only are they friendly, but they are cheerful despite the problems berthing in some weather...More

Thank Expatbackhome
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27 May 2017|
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Response from nedrow5791 | Reviewed this property |
Old boat was running continuously when we were there.Believe new one is up and running now