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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

  • Great service and value for money especially when considering how much easier it made the journey compared to getting a ferry!

    Kind Regards,
    Adam Creighton

    Adam Creighton IOW Festival 2015

  • Thank you Russell,

    Your Ribs was one of the highlights of the weekend for both me and my 11 year old daughter. What a way to arrive to a festival. I may have spoiled her for life. The trip both over and back was breath-taking, fun, and much faster than queuing to get on and off a ferry. Would highly recommend and definitely use again if we return to the festival in 2013. In addition your staff were friendly, helpful, and great fun. The party starts the moment you board. Well done and thanks once again!

    Niall and Ellie McLoughlin

  • 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

  • Hi Russell
    The only way to travel to the Festival!
    Had to slum it on the Red Jet home :(
    Thanks for ordering such fabulous weather for the crossing.

    Victoria Lambert IOW Festival 2014


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