Self-drive boat hire on
the Thames

Cruise the UK’s most famous river at Henley. Hire boats from
the largest fleet on the Thames by the hour, day or week.


Let’s find the perfect self-drive boat for you.

“Hired a boat for the day. Staff were very friendly and professional. Beautiful boat. Really high quality and had a great day out celebrating a special birthday. A real treat and exceptionally nice boats. No issues on the day at all and felt very safe. Would highly recommend.”



  • Yes, you may bring your dog onboard all of our self-drive launches apart from ‘Lilibet’ and ‘Knightsdream’. We kindly ask for you to keep them off the cushions.

  • Unfortunately, you are not able to book a Self-Drive boat for an hour or multiple hours we only take reservations for the full day which can be booked online. You can still hire boats for an hour however it is on a first come first served basis.

  • Yes, all customers have access to buoyancy aids before their departure. A staff member will show you where to access these before you head off. Buoyancy aids are included in the price of the hire of the boat.

  • We offer customers parking if they have a full day booking with us or a skippered hire. We allow up to two cars per booking to be parked with us for the full duration. If you don’t have a full day booking the Henley Train Station has plenty of parking and is a couple of minutes walk from us.

  • You can arrive anytime after 10am to collect your boat hire, however, please note you must still return the boat back to us no later than 5pm.