Boating at Bray

Type:Boat Trip

Bray Marina & Monkey Island Estate, Bray, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 2EB

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Boating at Bray | Dragonfly on the River Thames

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Luxury private boat charter aboard our fleet of stunning Thames launches. There is no better way to experience the wonderful views of riverside homes, historic venues and of course Windsor Castle than from the river.

‘Dragonfly’ is an exquisitely varnished launch operating from Monkey Island Estate. The perfect vessel for celebrating  a special occasion, transfer to a riverside restaurant with pre-dinner drinks or simply whiling away some time on these beautiful reaches of the River Thames. Full cover can be provided in the event of rain with the heated cabin a popular option during the cooler months.

‘Midsomer Maiden’ is a more modern vessel based on the traditional Thames launches that were so popular in this area. Midsomer Maiden is moored at Bray Marina and benefits from a large forward cockpit, offering sociable seating for everyone onboard. Popular for birthdays, anniversaries and hen parties she is often found cruising between Marlow and Windsor.

As the only passengers onboard our expert skippers will tailor the trip to you – whether you wish to experience the Cliveden Reach which provided the inspiration for ‘Wind in the Willows’, marvel at the stunning riverside homes of Bray or discover the best view of Windsor Castle from the river.

Bring your own food and drink or let us take care of it for you with inclusive drinks, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea packages available.

Alternative pickup locations are available, please get in touch to discuss your trip. Each of our vessels are equipped with a small galley and toilet with a capacity of 2-12 passengers – larger groups can be catered for across a flotilla of multiple boats.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Dragonfly (capacity 12)£325.00 per ticket
Midsomer Maiden (capacity 12)£275.00 per ticket

Dragonfly: £325 First hour, £175 per additional hour
Midsomer Maiden: £275 First hour, £125 per additional hour


Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 1-8 hours
  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Booking essential
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 36
  • Min group size - 1
  • PayPal
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Travel & Trade

  • Commission/net rates apply
  • Packed lunches available


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Dragonfly: Monkey Island Estate, Monkey Island Lane, Bray, SL6 2EE – please ensure you enter Monkey Island Lane via Bray Village, there is no through road from the A308. Follow the lane over the M4 motorway and follow signage to Monkey Island Estate.

Midsomer Maiden: Bray Marina, Monkey Island Lane, Bray, SL6 2EB – please ensure you enter Monkey Island Lane from the A308, there is no through road from Bray Village.


Public Transport Directions

Unfortunately there is very limited public transport near our moorings. They are a short taxi from either Maidenhead or Windsor train stations.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 22:00

* Open every day subject to river conditions.

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