Call 01983 293952 or email

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.

2020 water taxi service:
Coronavirus: The Cowes Harbour Taxi service, which had been operating under restricted conditions, has been stopped until further notice. Cowes Water Taxis, who were due to start operating the spring/summer taxi service on 1st April, will not commence operations at this point.

•  Cowes Harbour Taxi
Cowes Harbour (all areas)
VHF Channel 69 - Call Sign: HM1
Tel: 07855 767918 or via Cowes Harbour Shepards Marina on 01983 297821

Operating Hours:

Area Single Return
Within Main Harbour £2.00 £3.00
Town Quay to Day Class Moorings £3.00 £4.00
Town Quay to J and M Row Moorings£4.00£5.00
Town Quay/Trinity Landing to Whitegates/ECM£4.00£5.00
East Cowes Marina to Whitegates Pontoons£2.00£3.00
South of Kingston£4.00£6.00
South of Medham£6.00£8.00
Folly Visitors Pontoon£8.00£10.00
Children under 16 half fare.
Please book 24hrs in advance to avoid disappointment.

• Folly Waterbus
Folly Inn to Cowes or Newport.
VHF Channel 77
Tel: 07974 864627

• Folly Launch
Folly Reach Moorings to Folly Inn.
VHF Channel 72
Tel: 07884 400046

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