Local, trusted taxi service in
Sandown, Lake & Shanklin Isle of Wight

We’ve been providing reliable taxi services for the locals of Sandown and Shanklin since 2005. Whether it’s a trip to the shop or a day out to one of the many attractions the beautiful Isle Of Wight has to offer, wherever you’re going, go with Akar Taxis.



24/7 Pre-Booked Taxi Service on Isle of Wight

Akar Taxis is a family-run taxi and minibus hire business based in the picturesque resort of Sandown, and serving the local areas of Shanklin, Brading and Lake on the Isle Of Wight. We’ve got both male and female fully licensed, insured and DBS checked drivers and we offer a 24/7 pre-booked service, so wherever you’re going, at whatever time of the day or night, we’ll be there.

With over 30 years in the industry we can offer everything from local trips to island tours and mainland ventures, all at prices you’ll love and with service you’ll remember for all the right reasons. Card facilities are available in many of our vehicles, and company accounts are available. For any enquiries or to book your journey, just give our friendly team a call.




Choose our taxi service for:

-Local trips
-Corporate travel
-Wedding transport
-Event transportation
-IOW Festival transport
-Sightseeing/day trips/island tours

Arianne Waters

Absolutely amazing taxi company. My family and I love Akar. We have all used them for years and would never get the same service anywhere else! Great prices, always happy to help and go the extra mile to make sure you’re on time and comfortable. Thank you Akar! 😊

Graham Cutter

Cannot fault Akar Taxis at all. We used them for the Isle of Wight Festival in 2022 having used several other firms (unsuccessfully) in the past. The service received really was outstanding – prompt at responding to enquiries, extremely helpful, friendly and professional driver and, most importantly, always there to pick us up spot on time! We will most certainly be using again in the future – thank you!


Great service booking all confirmed within minutes. Pick ups on time. Comfortable clean taxi and Becki was a great driver. Will definitely use again and can highly recommended

Shaun Dennis

Taxi – Minibus
Superb service as always, have used them over quite a few years.
Always on time, this year had to call them at short notice for an earlier pick up as weather turned bad at Isle of Wight Festival and they fitted us in.
Thoroughly recommend them.
Shaun, Isle of Wight

G Yates

Prompt reply to my booking email and prompt pick up. Our driver, Mark, was friendly and helpful. He facilitated an earlier pick up from the festival which was fab!

I recommend Akar Taxis and would definitely use them again.

Amy Blacklidge

We used Akar taxis for our recent trip to the Isle of Wight to attend the iow festival. Can’t thank them enough for getting us there and back on time considering how busy the weekend in general is. Shoutout to Mark and Myles are drivers very helpful. Thank you again we will definitely be booking for next year and highly recommend Akar taxis.

Debbie Hill

Really great Taxi service. Friendly and polite. Reasonably priced, plenty of room and space. Highly recommended 👌

G Yates

Prompt reply to my booking email and prompt pick up. Our driver, Mark, was friendly and helpful. He facilitated an earlier pick up from the festival which was fab!

I recommend Akar Taxis and would definitely use them again.

Richard Sault

Akar Taxis save the day! We were cycling around the Isle of Wight when my son’s rear wheel locked up over the bank holiday weekend. I was worried about how we could get back to the ferry! 2 kids bikes, 2 adults bikes loads of camping gear and us. The lady on the phone understood the situation, the driver in the minibus was excellent and made what could have been a stressful situation into a great experience. Can’t thank you enough!

Mahendra Deshpande

Becki & Ken are an amazing team, very flexible and friendly folks. They were very helpful throughout our 3 day visit at the Isle with my 4 year old.
They also catered to our last minute cab request considering we had a toddler and were on the opposite end of the isle! Highly recommended !

Bob Eden

Excellent service as always, used 5 times over the August Bank Holiday weekend, always prompt and professional, taxis very clean. As flexible as they could be when we wanted to alter a pick up time. Very friendly driver and an excellent source of local information

Christine Sage

Always on time ,very helpful , polite, talks to you, over the years we have been using akar I have come to relie on both becki and Ken because they are so helpful and efficient with good prices

Liz Bates

Monday 14th June Languard caravan Park to Ryde.
Very easy to book. Very efficient. Taxi was very prompt and waiting for us in the car park as promised. Taxi took us right up to the ferry terminal.
I left a little carrier bag in the taxi when I came off at the ferry terminal!
I ran after the taxi but it had left the Pier. I phoned the office which to my surprise was answered immediately. I was asked to email Akartaxi when I get home which I did. I had a very prompt reply the next day and was assured that the contents of my carrier bag will be posted back to me. The next morning the package arrived!! What service.
Certainly recommend Akartaxi and will use them again.

Ray Cuss

Very quick pick up. Nice friendly service

Harry Hart

We have been using Akar Taxis for over five years now, and we have found their service excellent. They have never let us down once in all that time, even at times fitting us in at very short notice if they possibly could. We have just moved back to the mainland and we shall really miss the excellent and reliable service that Becky and Akar have given us. We wish you all the best for the future Becky, and thank you for looking after us so well.
Kind Regards,
Maureen and Harry

Clive Almond

Ordered a taxi due to the inept shambles which is the Isle of Wight railway – one train broke down so it shut completely for the day! Bus replacement was over an hour late getting me to Sandown so took the plunge and ordered from this firm. Despite being busy, a very pleasant lady – the owner I believe, turned up on the dot within an hour of my enquiry. She was a good laugh on the journey to Ryde – pity she doesn’t run the Railway or the bus service!! Well done Akar Taxis

Dot Derby

Can’t say thank you enough.

We were on the Isle of Wight a few weeks ago for Walk the Wight (in memory of my late husband) We had a taxi booked with another firm to collect us from Sandown and take us to the start at Bembridge, needless to say they let down us down my daughter and I were very upset. We called Akar and Ken very kindly managed to squeeze us in between bookings he already had. We were so grateful to him as we had been planning this for some considerable time, Ken was so helpful and even donated his fare to us as sponsorship, massive thank you from us, we did complete the walk very slowly and hope to be back next year.

Kirsty Carter Smith

Amazing family business! We have used them exclusively for over two years as they have always been prompt, reliable and friendly.

However they actually went above and beyond when our toddler had to have an operation and follow up appointments. As such we had to be ferried back and forth to the main land on a regular basis, AKAR did all of our transfers and supported us all the way to the extent they made sure they booked the next hospital date in straight away to ensure the correct vehicle was available (as she was in a cast.) The compassion shown made a difficult time easier.

Cannot rate highly enough and would like to say a big thank you! See you Saturday!

Kathy Beeston

Great taxi company on the island very reliable and helpful

Sean Davies

I cannot speak highly enough of this superb family run business. We have used AKAR taxis for more than 10 years, they are always punctual, polite and damn good fun. Great business and people. Look forward to doing future business with you.

Darryl Kelly

Excellent service delivered while attending the IOW Festival, always on time and made each journey a pleasure. Would recommend anyone looking for a professional taxi service to give Akar taxis a call.

Disney Babe

Thanks for a great Weekend Akar.

The service you provided once again was second to none, as usual very accommodating, I know we are not the easiest of families but nothing was too much trouble.

See you next year.

Kathy, Rick and the twins.

Flirty girl 4

I use Akar taxis all the time, I find them to be very pleasent people and always accommodating to my needs, they are always on time and do their best to to get me to my destination comfortably and on time, I will only use Akar for my taxis in the future

Glo Crouch

Thanks for picking me up again last night…bang on time as usual.
Personally, I love that you run a prompt, courteous and friendly service…you never let me down…lovely clean motors…the taxi firm I can always trust to be there for me.

Amy C

Really great service, on time and much cheaper than other taxi companies we looked at! Would definitely use again!

Wayne Brackenbury

I have used this company for several years on a regular basis and they have always been friendly and flexible with requirements. I always recommend them to anyone needing a taxi firm.

Mark Stratton

Fantastic service taking my 90 year old dad to the theatre this evening – can’t fault the wonderful way the driver took care of us all – Thank you so much.

Christine Gale

Arrived on the dot and placed luggage in the taxi. Was friendly and professional.

Sharon Simpson

I always use Akars always on time and very friendly nice people , also do not over charge

Wilma Morton

Always found service excellent, prompt and polite, only ever use this taxi company, hence my 5 stars.

Salih Kaya

Excellent taxi service with Akar taxis. The comments below for some reason coming like Indian Community.

Julie D

Great service and always go out of their way to accommodate. Well done Ken and Becki!

Maureen Doncaster

Used almost daily on our holiday, always on time, very friendly and helpful.

Colette Boswell

Great customer service, always ontime. Excellent