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

  • The boat ride was ridiculously fun, and all the guys at Urban Truant were really friendly and helpful! Loved every minute of it, could not recommend highly enough :)

    Thanks again, and will come to you guys again if we go to Bestival next year.

    Best wishes,

    Liz Kennedy - Bestival 2012

  • Just a quick email to say thanks for all your efforts and great organisation this weekend.  Made the festival so much easier!

    Brian and Sandra - 2015

  • 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 Russell, getting to and from the IoW Festival by RIB was a real treat and a real touch of luxury in an otherwise very muddy weekend! From being dropped off in the marina to getting my tent up and first can of beer open took exactly 45 mins. And whilst I only live in Portchester, that meant my total journey time was less than an hour and a half, door-to-door. For this reason alone, I'll be back.

    There was some confusion and waiting to return but most of this, if I recall, was down to the vagaries of some of your customers.

    The boat drivers were good, professional, courteous and polite. All I now need you to do is find a way to get me to Bestival and Reading!

    Graham Stone - IOW Festival 2012


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