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The River Thames

Self-drive Boat Hire on the Thames

Boating on the Thames: the most charming way to explore South-East England.

When you hire a cruiser on the Thames, you discover the famous river differently at your own pace. As you gaze at Windsor Bridge and Castle or Hampton Court Palace from your hire cruiser, you feel like you have been transported back in time. Your self-drive boat holiday takes you to large towns with shops, pubs and museums, where sightseeing and family activities are on the afternoon agenda. You’ll also stop in small villages where the pace is slow and the living is easy!
Great for... 
  • A boating break for every interest
  • Royal castles & palaces
  • Historical cities
  • Typical english countryside & villages
  • Waterside pubs
  • Walking & bird-watching

Reviews for The River Thames cruises

The staff at Benson were very helpful and thorough with the induction to the boat which was very helpful. The staff at Chertsey were also great, Christina was a star! The whole booking process went smoothly. Anne was great.
The Thames is a great place to cruise with loads of good attractions and restaurants along the way. We were exceptionally lucky with the weather seeing as it was October! We had glorious sunshine everyday.
Le Boat AU was easy to deal with. They were quick to respond to questions and kept us up to date with info before our tour.
The staff at Chertsey were excellent. We received an upgrade to our boat due to unforeseen circumstances. Pre boating run training was thorough and we felt comfortable to start our journey.
The boat was well equipped and gave us the comfort we required for our 5 day cruise. The tuition was somewhat short but adequate.
Very good service from the Le Boat team. The boat we had was lovely and we had a fantastic holiday.
Lovely boat, very spacious
All perfect in place as expected.
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