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Water Taxis in Cowes Harbour, Isle of Wight

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.

Summer 2019 water taxi service:

• Cowes Water Taxis Ltd 
Cowes Harbour (all areas)
VHF Channel 06
Tel: 07551 431993

(Cowes to Folly: Call the Water Bus when needed on 07974 864627 or VHF Ch77)

Cowes Water Taxis Operating from Saturday, 30th March to 30th September 2019
April 2019 operating hours:
Monday to Friday: 0900 to 2100
Saturday: 0900 to 2315
Sunday 0900 to 1600
High season timings will be extended.

Cowes Water Taxis
Single fares only (see zoning diagram)
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 2019
Travel in 1 Zone£2.00 single
Travel in 2 Zones£3.00 single
Travel in 3 Zones£4.00 single
Town Quay/Trinity Landing to Outer Harbour Moorings£5.00 single
Children under 5 free & Children under 13 half price 
Out-of-hours service by negotiation 

Cowes Water Taxis zoning diagram
Cowes Water Taxis zoning diagram

Cowes Water Taxis - Fares 2019
FOLLY REACH - from Folly Pontoon North to:
Visitors Pontoon £3.00
A & D Pontoons £4.00
B & E Pontoons£4.50
C & F Pontoons£5.00
Medham Moorings£6.00
G Pontoon£7.00
J Pontoon£8.00

Cowes Water Taxis - Fares 2019
FOLLY REACH - from Folly Pontoon South to:
Single Return
North of Folly Light
South of Folly Light
Island Harbour marina£3.00
Town Quay / East Cowes Marina to Folly
* Note minimum fare after 2200hrs is £15.00

• 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

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

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