IOW Rib Transfer

ArRive In Style

Brought to you by Urban Truant

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 and Bestival, 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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For Rob Da Bank’s Bestival in September, we blast our Speed Boats across the Solent, delivering you to East Cowes in ‘Rock Star Style’. From here it’s a just a short bus ride to Robin Hill Country Park.

Don't take our word for it; take a look at the testimonials below and read about the experiences of previous clients.

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Testimonials Read about past experiences

  • Hello Russell.

    Taking the high speed Rib to the Isle of Wight was brilliant. It was quick and easy and it bypassed all the terrible traffic problems.

    ...and it was fun.

    Cheers. Mike.

    Michael Charles - IOW Festival 2012

  • Thanks Russell,

    It was the perfect kick-start to a an amazing weekend. Simple, fun and no hassle.
    It was a relief to see the mini-bus waiting for us at the pick up point on the way back, as there was at least 300 in the queue waiting for taxis and buses!
    Both trips were thrilling. Hot & sunny on the way there and rainy & choppy on the way back which especially great fun.



    Karl & Kim Brown - Bestival 2012

  • hi ...The two of us had a great trip on the ribs!  Outwards the Solent was like a millpond and on the way back quite rough..probably more fun!
    Would definitely do it again!

    Susan Hill IOW Festival 2014

  • Hi Russell,

    After the mudfest that was IOW 2012 there is no way I'd travel to the festival any other way! We arrived from Glasgow a good 2 hours early and got fitted on an earlier boat by the lovely lady that met us in the cafe. What an experience, added so much to the whole weekend. Most defiantly see you next year.

    Karen Miller

    Karen Miller - IOW Festival 2012


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