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.

Winter 2019-20 water taxi service:

•  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:
1st October to 1st December 2019: Mon - Fri 0900 to 1730
2nd December 2019 to 31st March 2020 Mon - Sun 0900 to 1730

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.

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

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

Operating Hours: 
Saturdays and Sunday during October and November 2019: 0900 to 1730
Out-of-hours service by negotiation and pre-booking

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 and pre-booking 

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

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