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Harbour Information

Water Taxis

Water Taxis

The Cowes water taxi services runs between from the main harbour to the Folly Inn. Serving all areas of the main harbour and River Medina.

Cowes Harbour Water Taxi

Serving the entire harbour area, the winter water taxi service runs from 1 October 2023 to 31 March 2024, with a short break over Christmas from Christmas Day to January 2

Where possible, please book your water taxi 24 hours in advance.

07855 767918

Hours of operation

Monday to Sunday

09.00 to 17.00


Note: Operating hours may vary during major events like IW Festival, Cowes Week etc.

Click here to see the zone diagram

Zone ACowes Breakwater to Floating Bridge
Zone BFloating Bridge to East Cowes Marina (ECM)
Zone CECM to G & J Pontoons, Folly Reach
Zone DFolly Pontoons A, B, C, D, E & F
Zone EOutside of the breakwater
Zone F‘M’ Row off the Green and towards Egypt Point
Travel in one zone £3.00
Travel in two zones £3.50
Travel in three zones £4.00
Travel to Zone D & E£5.00 per person (Minimum £10.00 per single trip)
Travel to zone E (outside the breakwater)£5.00 per person (Minimum £10 per single trip)
Travel to zone F (M row off the Green)£10 per single trip

Folly Launch

Folly Reach moorings to Folly Inn.

April and May
Monday – Friday 1100 to 1800
Saturday 0900 to 1700
Sunday 1100 to 1500

June to September
Monday – Friday 0900 to 2100
Saturday 0900 to 2300
Sunday 0900 to 1700

If necessary these hours may be extended should at any stage passenger numbers warrant such and increase.

October to December
(Weekends only) Saturday – Sunday 1100 to 1500 bookings only.

VHF Channel 72

07884 400046


Folly Waterbus

Folly Inn to Cowes or Newport.

Bookings only.

Daily throughout the year: 1000 to 2300.

VHF Channel 77

07974 864627