Group River Trips

Enjoy a private group trip on the river Thames with Hobbs of Henley. Set sail on the Thames for a private river cruise!

This trip is the perfect opportunity to discover the history, heritage and beauty of the River Thames.

our boats


Explore the beauty and history of the River Thames from the luxurious, glass-encased saloon of Hibernia!

This trip is led by one of our experienced and friendly Blue Badge guides, who will provide insightful and entertaining commentary as you cruise along the river.

Inside the Hobbs of Henley boat Hibernia. The seating is blue velvet, and tables are laid with white tablecloths, glasses and yellow flowers. The sun is shining through the many glass windows.


Monday to Friday

10am and 5pm

(minimum of 30 and a maximum of 50 passengers)


2 hour charter

£20.00pp (Vat Zero)
per guest

Terms and conditions apply.


Catering can also be included in this charter for an additional charge:

£33.00 per guest with sandwiches, cakes & tea and coffee (Vat Zero)

These trips do not run on bank holidays or during Regatta week.

“We would like to say a big thank you to James, George and the ladies who served us tea on Hibernia… You were all so friendly and helpful to the elderly members of our group – and the tea was delicious!”

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Hobbs of Henley boat The New Orleans cruising along the river thames, with a number of large houses in the background.

All Inclusive
Group Bookings

On a catered charter, your guests will be treated to delicious food and top quality service as we cruise down the scenic River Thames.


And best of all?

Hobbs of Henley will take care of all the arrangements – all you need to do is invite the guests and arrive on the day!

From Monday to Friday, our two largest vessels – The Waterman and The New Orleans – are available for these exclusive, four-hour, fully catered charters for 50 or more guests.


Our standard all-inclusive package includes:

  • A drink on arrival, whether that’s a glass of house wine, an orange juice, or a G&T made with our very own Mr Hobbs Gin
  • A fork buffet – see our sample menu
  • A four hour exclusive charter


A fully licensed bar is available on both vessels.
Entertainment and decorations can be arranged at an additional charge.

about your boat


Low Season 2024
(October to May)


12pm – 4pm

£50.00 per guest


7pm – 11pm

£60.00 per guest

High Season
(June to September)


12pm – 4pm

£60.00 per guest


7pm – 11pm

£65.00 per guest

“We’d highly recommend Hobbs of Henley for big boat charters – great boats, lovely staff and a memorable experience.”



  • Yes, please contact us to discuss your options.

  • We do not permit 18th or 21st birthday parties. Well-behaved hen parties and stag do’s are permitted.

  • Hobbs of Henley is more than happy to welcome passengers with mobility constraints.

    Unfortunately, the design of our vessels means that there are a number of unavoidable limitations, including steep stairs, limited toilet facilities, and constraints on what our crews are permitted – and able! – to lift.

    We strive to provide all our clients with a safe and enjoyable river cruise. To avoid disappointment, please contact us to discuss any access concerns before you book your trip. We will try our hardest to accommodate clients with reduced mobility.

  • Our boats depart from and return to our jetty at RG9 1AZ. We can pick up guests elsewhere by arrangement, but we must have the landowners permission to moor up, which may incur a charge. For more information, please contact the office. 

    Please note that the charter for the boat will include the time it takes to and from the mooring destination. 

    Boarding is permitted 15 minutes prior to departure. Early access for organisers is available by arrangement.

  • For either of the above group packages we require a £250 deposit to secure your booking.

  • For all passenger boat bookings, we can reserve two car parking spaces at our riverfront car park.

    The remaining guests will need to find alternative parking in Henley. We recommend nearby Mill Meadows or Henley Train Station (a few minutes walk from Hobbs).