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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

  • The service was excellent and provided a quick and easy route to and from the festival. The best and most fun way to arrive!!

    Ian Drummond - IOW Festival 2012

  • Your Rib transfer service to the IOW festival was fantastic. The service worked really well, it was very civilised to meet in the pub at Hamble and have some lunch and a pint before heading across. It was definitely the best way to travel to the IOW festival and it is the only way I would ever travel to the IOW festival again. 

    Michael Barrett - IOW Festival 2012

  • Hi Russell
    Thank you very much for such an enjoyable trip yesterday.
    I'm sure you know that all aboard had a fantastic time and will be talking about for months to come.
    Our lunch was also very enjoyable as was the whole day.
    We hope you enjoy your day on Friday and the rest of the ceremonies.
    Best regards

    Mark Armstrong

  • 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


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