Boat hire on the River Thames
If you prefer to take control, enjoy a few hours in a row boat, take a motor cruise for a spin over the weekend or relax with a week on a narrowboat.
There are a wide variety of boat hire companies on the River Thames offering everything from a canoe to a luxury skippered motor cruiser. Whatever time you’ve got available there’ll be a boat hire option to suit you.
Private Charters are great for special occasions, unforgettable events with family, friends and colleagues. Many of the boat operators on the River Thames offer boats for private charter for a half day or a day. Henley Sales & Charter has the Classic Boat Collection comprising of a range of stylish, iconic river launches catering from 4 – 40. Hobbs of Henley has chauffeur driven Edwardian launches.
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Visit Thames Recommends
Hobbs of Henley - Self-Drive Motor Launches, Rowing Boats, Self-Drive Electric Launches and Edwardian Style ‘Self-Drive’ Launches.
Salters Steamers, Oxford - Punts, Rowing Boat, Electric Topic Motorboat, Diesel Day Boat
Kris Cruisers, Datchet - Electric or Diesel engined motor boats
London Kayak Tours, Windsor, Hampton Court and Regents Canal. Enjoy kayaking with an experienced guide.
Henley Canoe Hire - along the river Thames through Oxon, Bucks & Berks.Choose from: the whole of the Thames challenge,1 or 2 day hire packages, bespoke trips for everyone from families and small groups, up to larger group outings, for first time canoers to experienced paddlers.
Fringilla - Choose from three luxury river cruisers available for hire by the hour in Windsor, Maidenhead and Bray hired with a fully qualified experienced skipper.
Explore the beautiful, relaxing and inspiring
British Marine is the trade association for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. Its members cover boatbuilding, marinas and moorings, boat hire, passenger boats, boat repair, engineering, boat sales and brokerage.
Don’t forget there are endless ideas for adventure on the river. Check out our ideas for Great Family Days Out. The simplest way to explore the river is a rowing boat For a rainy day visit one of the Thames Valley Museums.