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Self Drive Boat Hire
A boating holiday with Kris Cruisers really is a holiday with a difference. Starting from our marina base at Datchet you can set off to cruise the River Thames, one of the most beautiful waterways in Europe. Meander up or downstream wherever the mood takes you enjoying the change of pace as you go. Moor up at Hampton Court Palace, Windsor, Henley, Oxford and many other wonderful towns and villages along the river. You can even take the family to some famous attractions close to the river such as Legoland and Thorpe Park. Our superb fleet of self-drive motor cruisers are available from as little as a short break to one week or longer.
No previous boating experience is necessary. Each year we have customers that have never taken a boating holiday before. A modern river cruiser is easy to drive and mastering the controls is quickly learned. Tuition will be given on boat handling and safety by one of our instructors who all hold the RYA Inland Waters Helmsman Certificate.
The non-tidal stretch of the River Thames is navigable for 124 miles from above Teddington Lock in West London to Lechlade in Gloucestershire. Along the way there’s an abundance of places to visit, see and enjoy. To cover the whole of the river between Lechlade and Teddington and return to our marina base you would need a minimum of a two-week holiday. Downstream from Datchet you can cruise past Magna Carta Island and experience the great expanse of Runnymede and Hampton Court. Upstream from Windsor are some of the most historic and beautiful towns and villages in England such as Marlow, Henley, Pangbourne, Sonning and Oxford.