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IOW Rib Transfer

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The fastest way to the Isle of Wight Across the Solent in 15 minutes!

AboutThe Quickest Way to the Isle of Wight

Urban Truant offer the only 'on demand' water-based taxi service covering the Solent area.

As the official supplier of RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats - speed boats!) to the Isle of Wight Festival and Bestival, we run a hassle-free scheduled service to transport you directly to the festival sites. For an exhilarating transfer to and from the Isle of Wight Festival, avoiding the queues and delays, Urban Truant offer the quickest way to get you to your amazing weekend.


For the IOW Festival we speed across the Solent and then cruise along the river Medina all the way to Island Harbour where you will be disembark for the short 5 minute walk to Seaclose park, the home of the IOW Festival. NO Queues – NO Hassle – NO Brainer.

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Testimonials Read about past experiences

  • Hello Russell,
    Yeah I thought it was an excellent mode of transport to get there and back from the festival. The taxi that took us between the festival grounds and the harbour was also very helpful and made for fast entry to the festival from the mainland. I'd definitely do this again for any future Bestivals I attend.
    The return journey, which was very fun and made me laugh lots.
    Thanks again man, I hope it was a successful business venture.

    Sam Tew Bestival 2012

  • Hi Russell,
    It was great! Good fun and staff were welcoming and helpful. 
    Great way to get to the IOW festival, definitely adds an extra memory to the weekend. 

    I'd definitely use your service again.

    Kael Matthews IOW Festival 2014

  • Used Urban Truant for iow festival 2018. Absolutely brilliant service, easy check in and relax with a beer while you wait for the RIB. Return Journey was exactly the same, check in and then get some breakfast while you wait. Organisation was spot on and the RIB crossing just added to the whole experience. Won't hesitate to book again, no queues and delivered pretty much to the door. Thanks Urban Truant. 

    Martin Cornwall

  • ‘Fantastic service – very efficient and was almost the highlight of the festival! The team is very professional and gave us an exhilarating ride across the solent followed by a lovely cruise up the bay straight up to the marina. Will definitely use again!’

    Joy McIntosh IOW Festival 2015


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