River Trips & Events

There’s so much to see and do on The River Thames with Hobbs of Henley, from sightseeing tours on purpose-built passenger boats to evenings of epic entertainment on themed cruises.

Passengers onboard The Waterman, all dressed smartly.

River Thames Sightseeing Tours

A Hobbs of Henley public river cruise is a fantastic way to spend time with friends and family.

With ample seating and all-weather viewing platforms, Hobbs’ purpose-built passenger boats offer the perfect way to enjoy one of the most beautiful and iconic stretches of The River Thames.

While tickets for our 1 hour river trips can be purchased on the day, it’s best to book online to avoid disappointment!

Upcoming Events

Boat Trips

Join Hobbs of Henley for one of our marvellous themed cruises!

From musical extravaganzas to comedy nights and exciting seasonal events, jump aboard and enjoy the entertainment as the river glides by. With a fully stocked bar on-board and themed cruises taking place across the year, it’s the perfect excuse for a fun night out with friends, family or colleagues.

July - 2024

Vintage Afternoon Tea

July 21st 2024

The Waterman boat cruising along the river thames with guests onboard.

The 2.5 Hour Sightseeing Trip

July 25th 2024

August - 2024

The Waterman boat cruising along the river thames with guests onboard.

The 2.5 Hour Sightseeing Trip

August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th 2024

Jazz band, 4 men in blue and red blazers playing instruments with the river thames in the background.

Jazz and Afternoon Tea Cruise

August 4th 2024

Captain Crumble’s Summertime Cruise

August 14th 2024

Group of people in the dark wearing light up pink headphones dancing.

Eighties Silent Disco

August 16th 2024

Purdy’s Gin and Jazz Cruise

August 23rd 2024

Vintage Afternoon Tea

August 25th 2024

September - 2024

Vintage Afternoon Tea

September 15th 2024

The Traditional Jazz Cruise

September 22nd 2024

October - 2024

Lady sat at a table reading a print out of the Henley-on-thames murder mystery cruise guests for the evening.

A Ghoulish Halloween Murder Mystery Cruise

October 31st 2024

December - 2024

Christmas Party Nights

December 12th, 13th, 14th 2024

Santa Cruises with Hobbs of Henley

December 23rd, 22nd, 21st 2024

“Jazz cruise afternoon was absolutely fantastic and best thing the Bar price was great value with lovely happy polite staff. Value for money it’s a must A++++++++”



  • Our boatyard is a stone’s throw from Henley train station, simply walk towards the river from

    the station and you will get to us. Our address is The Boat House, Station Road, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1AZ.

  • There is parking available at Mill Meadows car park or Henley Train Station car park.

  • We board passengers 15 minutes prior to the departure time.

  • Toilets are available on our larger passenger vessels and there is also a toilet available at the Boatyard.

  • 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.

  • There is limited space on our vessels so we may advise you to leave your pushchair at the Boatyard.