Boat trips and hire on the River Thames
Passenger Boat Trips
Let someone else take the helm! Sit and relax as beautiful River Thames scenery glides by on a passenger boat trip!
River Thames Passenger boat operators offer a number of different options including round trips, stopping or one-way services. As well as the scheduled services, you might enjoy a themed cruise. Choose from wildlife watching, party nights or seasonal trips, to name but a few!
As well as a great selection of public trips on their passenger boats, Hobbs of Henley provides a variety of ways to enjoy the Royal River Thames from self-drive and chauffeur-driven days out to its newest boat a luxury self-drive cruiser.
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.
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Explore the beautiful, relaxing and inspiring
The British Marine Federation (BMF) 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.