Call 01983 293952 or email chc@cowes.co.uk

Cowes Water Taxis - harbour operator

Water Taxis

The most common landing places for getting ashore by RIB, tender, or water taxi are Town Quay in West Cowes and Gridiron in East Cowes, however other locations can be used.

CHANGES TO SERVICES AND HOURS MAY OCCUR DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS AND/OR FOR OPERATIONAL REASONS. CHECK HERE FOR LATEST INFORMATION.

Please note:
• Additional safety measures are in place to protect water taxi operators and passengers.
• Social distancing applies as per UK Government Covid-19 guidelines.
• The wearing of face masks for water taxi operators and passengers is mandatory.
• Water taxi operators will disinfect guard rails after each fare.
• Water taxis will have demarcation lines to maintain social distancing between passengers and taxi operator.
• A limited supply of face masks will be carried onboard and sold to passengers @ £1.00 if required.
• Water taxi fares will be collected in cash and deposited by customers into individual plastic wallets.
• The water taxi is not servicing moorings north of Watch House Slip at this present time.


• Cowes Water Taxis Ltd
Serves Outer Harbour swinging moorings and seasonal small craft moorings north of Cowes Breakwater to Folly G pontoon.

Hours of operation*:
Until further notice: Mon - Fri: 1000 to 2100, Sat: 1000 to 2230, Sun: 0900 to 1700

Round the Island Service (2nd July to 4th July Only):

Hours of Operation:
Friday:     1000 - 2359
Saturday: 0500 - 2359
Sunday:   0800 - 1700

Charges:
LocationSingleReturn
Folly to Town Quay £10£12
Whitegates - Town Quay £3.50
Town Quay - Island Harbour£12£15
Outer Moorings£10 / person 

Surcharge:
£1.50 before 1000 and after 2230

Note: The service operates later at high season weekends, Bank Holidays, and large events including the IOW Festival, Cowes Week and Round the Island Race weekend.

*Outside of these published hours passengers should pre-book by giving 24 hours notice at a negotiated fare.

VHF Channel 06
Tel: 07551 431993
Email: follymoorings@hotmail.com

Temporary water taxi tariffs
• Monday to Friday:
a standard charge of £10 return applies.
• Saturday and Sunday:
rates are as per Zones and tables shown below.

Fares are currently affected by Covid restrictions and reduced passenger numbers.

Cowes Water Taxis
COWES HARBOUR
Single fares only (see zoning diagram)
Single
Sat & Sun
Zone A: Cowes Breakwater to Floating Bridge
Zone B: Floating Bridge to East Cowes Marina
Zone C: East Cowes Marina to G & J Pontoons Folly Reach
Fares 2021
Travel in 1 Zone£3.00 single
Travel in 2 Zones£3.50 single
Travel in 3 Zones£4.00 single
Children under 5 free & Children under 13 half price 
Out-of-hours service by negotiation and pre-booking 

Cowes Water Taxis zoning diagram
Cowes Water Taxis zoning diagram

Cowes Water Taxis - Fares 2021
FOLLY REACH - from Folly Pontoon North to:
Return
Sat & Sun
Visitors Pontoon £4.00
A & D Pontoons £4.50
B & E Pontoons£5.00
C & F Pontoons£5.50
Medham Moorings£6.00
G Pontoon£7.00
J Pontoon£8.00

Cowes Water Taxis - Fares 2021
FOLLY REACH - from Folly Pontoon South to:
Single Return
Sat & Sun
North of Folly Light
£4.00
South of Folly Light
£5.00
Island Harbour marina£4.00
Town Quay / East Cowes Marina to Folly
* Note minimum fare after 2200hrs is £15.00
£10.00£12.00*


• Folly Launch
Folly Reach Moorings to Folly Inn.

January to March and October to December: (Weekends only) Sat-Sun: 1100 to 1500 Bookings Only.

April and May: Mon-Fri: 0900 to 2100, Sat: 0900 to 2300, Sun: 0900 to 1800

June to September: Mon-Fri: 0900 to 2300, Sat: 0900 to 2330, Sun: 0900 to 2100

VHF Channel 72
Tel: 07884 400046
Email: follymoorings@hotmail.com  


• Folly Waterbus
Folly Inn to Cowes or Newport.

Bookings only. Daily throughout the year: 1000 to 2300

VHF Channel 77
Tel: 07974 864627
Email: follymoorings@hotmail.com



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