Red Funnel Port

Thank you for providing your feedback, our consultation has now closed.

We are proposing to upgrade and redesign our three existing sites within East Cowes to improve our operational resilience, service reliability and passenger experience. We are proud to be provide a gateway to the Isle of Wight and want to provide the best welcome possible for locals and visitors alike.

Following the first round of consultation with the community and stakeholders in early summer, we’ve listened to your feedback and further progressed our plans. On our website pages you will now find:

Our vision for the terminal building and waterfront

Guidance on how our plans will support the local environment

More detail on accessibility and the journey to our port for foot passengers

More detail on accessibility for freight vehicles

Further information about how we will alleviate ferry-related traffic in East Cowes, particularly on Old Road

Extra clarity on why we’re building a second linkspan

View of terminal from the ferry

Why are we upgrading our port?


We want to create a port that the community, stakeholders and our teams can be proud of in East Cowes.


It’s essential we offer a resilient lifeline and future-fit service for the Isle of Wight.


Our shoreside infrastructure needs to be upgraded to help us run more efficiently and reliably for those who travel with us.


Our new plans will remove ferry traffic from East Cowes town centre roads, upgrade accessibility and support local economic growth.