Phone: +44 1753 543930


Self Drive Boat Hire

Planning Your Holiday


On your arrival, please check in at reception before boarding your boat. We aim to have all boats ready to board from 2.30pm, (subject to boats being returned on time). If your journey brings you to us earlier than this time, just pop into our office to let us know you have arrived and we will be able to update you with a time for boarding your boat. Then why not visit one of Datchet's pubs/restaurants for lunch or pick up some groceries from one of our village shops.


What To Bring ?

While packing your favourite choice of clothes, make sure you leave room for those all essentials, deck shoes or trainers are advisable when walking around the boat. A torch can come in handy when returning to your boat, after spending the evening visiting one of the Thames village pubs or restaurants. A first aid kit, and you may even wish to bring a waterproof coat or umbrella, just in case.


Food and Essentials

When it comes to food, please bear in mind the storage on a boat is not as spacious as your average home. Food for the first couple of days would be ideal, particularly fresh food as most fridges are about the size that would fit under your kitchen worktop, with a freezer compartment big enough for ice cubes and a small bag of frozen peas etc. To save space in your car, you can even have your food delivered direct to your boat by ordering online with either Sainsbury's, Ocado, Waitrose, Asda or Tesco. All we ask is that you have your food delivered after 1pm as we will be unable to put your food on-board your boat or put any cold items into your fridge before this time.


Electricity on Board

All of our boats are fitted with USB charging points which allows you to charge your mobile phones, Ipods, MP3 players, tablets and cameras etc. All of our 4 Star boats are fitted with an inverter supplying 240v with an output of 1500W, while all of our 5 Star boats are fitted with an inverter supplying 240v with an output of 2000W to 2500W, which is sufficient to run the above electronic items. All boats are supplied with a 800w to 1200w travel hairdryer as most ladies household hairdryers are too powerful to use on board.




If you would like to receive any information, or cannot find what you are looking for, please call 01753 543930 (or from outside the UK, +44 1753 543930) or e-mail