The Slow-Cation

by Hobbs of Henley and the Relais Henley

This package includes a luxury cruise along the picturesque “Thames Riviera” and a night at the stylish waterside retreat.

Day 1

The journey begins at the centre of historic Henley-on-Thames, world famous for its annual Royal Regatta and events and festivals. Step aboard Lilibet (named in honour of the late H.M Queen Elizabeth II) our new hybrid luxury charter vessel.

Enjoy a glass of fizz or a G&T with our award winning Mr Hobbs Gin as you cruise down the Royal Regatta course towards Marlow where we will moor up at the Complete Angler for a lunch stop at the Riverside Restaurant or Sindu by Atul Kochhar (at an extra charge).

Afternoon cruising back towards Henley takes us to the mooring at The Flower Pot Hotel jetty where you can enjoy dinner and drinks (at an extra charge) or if you would rather enjoy Lilibet and the river setting then let us organise a couple of cold buffet hampers for you to eat on board.

The skipper will leave the boat at the end of the day for you to enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the Thames.

A couple walking towards their picnic. A table is set up with a white cloth, there is a large wicker picnic basket containing crockery. A member of the Hobbs team is smartly dressed, waiting to greet them.

Day 2

Wake up to sunrise on the water, such a magical experience! Enjoy your self service breakfast hamper at your leisure on board Lilibet. The skipper will return at a time to suit you and will bring you back to Henley for lunch at The Clipper restaurant at The Relais, Henley.

Following a delicious lunch you can check into one of the historic hotels 40 individually designed rooms. The Relais is where the River Thames meets the historic market town of Henley-on-Thames and represents a new style of waterside escape.

This stylish 16th-century coaching inn offers a charming base from which to explore the bustling market town of Henley-on-Thames, the nearby Chiltern Hills, and the surrounding villages of Hambleden and Sonning.

Dinner is served in the elegant and nautically-inspired Clipper Restaurant, and a night cap can be enjoyed in a cozy corner of the Quarterdeck Bar, where stories of the river and the ultimate Slow-Cation can be retold.



The Slow-Cation two night package is from £2,400.00 per couple. 


What the package includes:

  • Charter of Lilibet with skipper
  • Complimentary soft drinks on board
  • Complimentary hampers for the evening if required (self service)
  • Complimentary breakfast hampers (self service)
  • Lunch, dinner and bed and breakfast at The Relais, Henley.
  • Complimentary soft drinks at The Relais, Henley.

What this package does not include:

  • Day one lunch option in Marlow
  • Day one dinner option at The Flower Pot Hotel
  • Alcoholic drinks at The Relais, Henley
  • Alcoholic drinks on board Lilibet


  • Reservations are available now for April – October 2024, subject to availability and river conditions, please visit The Relais, Henley website to book this unique experience.

“My husband and I went for our anniversary – everything was just wonderful – the perfect romantic getaway!”