MenuBack

Exclusive Boat Hire

Our Surrey hotel and spa is nestled right on the banks of the River Thames, so we’re more than prepared to help you set sail. Our fleet is accessed via the hotel’s private jetty and includes boats suitable for beginners and experienced skippers alike; for day trips downstream or even for hosting celebrations.

There is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

So said Ratty to Mole in Kenneth Grahame’s beloved classic The Wind in the Willows, we couldn’t agree more.
speedboat hire, runnymede on thames
couple having a picnic in grounds, runnymede on thames

Antaris Sixty6 Launch

The Antaris launch is diesel-powered and is perfect for a full day on the river. The boat features a fully collapsible roof for when it is sunny and there are drinks coolers to keep your favourite tipple cool. The boat is fitted with a Bluetooth stereo which you can connect your device to, to play your own music as you cruise along the Thames. The launch also has plenty of storage cabins so you can stow your belongings, and we can always provide you with a freshly prepared picnic.

FAMILY BOAT HIRE

Set sail in your own electric-powered riverboat – a thrilling day out for the whole family. Little ones will love taking turns to steer and navigate your journey as you drift down the Thames, perhaps stopping off halfway for a delicious pub lunch. Our family riverboats hold up to six people, and they’re incredibly simple to use. Boats are available to hire for a period of an hour up to a whole day, and we’ll provide you with everything you need, including a map, safety equipment and instructions.

hot tug, runnymede on thames
hot tug, runnymede on thames

HOTTUG

Introducing the one and only HotTug. This ingenious hybrid vessel is unique to the UK, and was designed by Dutch artist Frank de Bruijn. A specially adapted wood-burning stove keeps the water at a tropical 38°C and creates a curious effect as you sit eye-level with the river water. Sipping a glass of bubbly with friends as you chug down the Thames is an experience that’s truly unforgettable.

BOAT PARTIES

Fancy hosting an event with a difference? Whether you’re entertaining clients, planning a surprise birthday party or even want to make an entrance on your wedding day, we can easily accommodate you on board one of our beautiful boats. Sailing from the hotel’s private mooring, there are plenty of options to choose from, such as a champagne riverboat reception followed by a riverbank barbecue, or a delightful evening cruise along the Thames Path towards Royal Windsor, passing many historical landmarks on the way, complete with dinner and dancing. Simply speak to our Events team to discuss timings and options.

Boat Tariff PDF