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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, 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

  • This service was fantastic!! Felt like I was in a James Bond film! So much easier than the ferry and coach transfer I used the previous year, no queue which is very welcome when carrying so much stuff. The crossing is lots of fun as well, slightly wet on the return journey but equally as thrilling, I've recommended the service to all of my friends for next years excursion, and would recommend it to anyone else!

    Thank you very much for the friendly and reliable service, once I've secured a ticket for next years festival, booking the RIB will be next on my to do list :)

    Best Wishes


    Hannah Kingston - Rayes - Bestival 2012

  • Really good service, enjoyable but wet crossing, fitted in brilliantly with my work commitments, would book again like a shot. But may miss next year as the festival itself was a washout - we ended up leaving early and it may be a while before we pluck up the courage to brave the mud.
    Best of luck with the venture.

    Martin Bush - IOW Festival 2012

  • Going to the festival on the Friday was brilliant! Easy to find, very exhilarating. What a great way to start the weekend. I would definitely use the same service again if it was an option. Great value for money and great fun.

    Will Hughes - IOW Festival 2012

  • 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


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