IOW Ferries

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  1. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    What is the cheapest way to get there first week in July ?

    Ferry finder sites are particularly useless for this - they don't know MHs are over 2.5m high.
     
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    Hi Brian

    You'll find all prices eg southampton,portsmouth and lymington more or less the same the only variation being the time of day,but bear in mind that it's not for nothing it's known as the dearest strip of water in the world.
    Hope this helps
    Pete

    Wightlink from Portsmouth I find best because of frequency
     
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    As an Island resident and motorhomer I can assure you of two facts:

    1 It is not the most expensive piece of water - that title has to go to the chainbridge between Cowes and East Cowes when the tide is out!

    2 Absolute cheapest is with the Camping and Caravan Club's agreement with Wightlink. See C&CC website for details. As Treasurer of the Island Caravan Club Centre you have no idea how much it hurts me to have to tell you this, hopefully CC will get off their a**** one day!

    Best wishes from the Island

    Phil
     
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    How about the Sandbanks Chain ferry, its only 700 yards or so! :cry:
     
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    Hi

    Red Funnel and Whitelink do some special deals including 5 nights camping at a reasonable rate not sure if it is available on that date! (probably not as the school holidays would have started).

    Regards Pat
     
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    We are also Island residents, and agree you can get different rates depending on the time you are willing to travel.
    But you can also use your Tesco club points every £5 of club points gives you £20 towards the ferry cost on Wightlink you need to go to the Tesco points website. Hope that helps. :Smile::Smile:
     
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    The Red Funnel deal is available until 16th July this year and then again from September.

    We did this deal during the second Easter week for 5 nights. Fantastic value!

    I can highly recommend the Waverley Park site - level pitches, tiered so you get a great view of the Solent. Hardstanding with full awning space, EHU, drinking water and grey water point on each pitch. Excellent shower and toilet facilities. The staff are a really friendly helpful bunch and keep the site immaculate.

    Loved it!:thumb:

    Lloyd.
     
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    IOW ferry!!!!!!!!

    Hi Brian

    Your not in the Souks now, you cannot haggle over the price with Wightlink.
    Hope you both had safe trip home, if you to island give us pm and we will try meet up.

    All the best

    Dennis & Andrea

    ps We us Tesco club card points for our trips, we do find that wightlink are cheaper.
     

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