Kris Cruisers

Type:Boat Hire

The Waterfront, Southlea Road, Datchet, Nr Windsor, Berkshire, SL3 9BU

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About

Kris Cruisers is a family-run business with over 50 years’ experience in boat hire. We currently have two generations of the Clark family working alongside many dedicated and long-serving members of staff.  We are proud members of the Visit England & British Marine National Boat Quality Grading Scheme.

All our boats have been awarded a grading of either 4 or 5 stars, and for the very best boats in our fleet we call them our 5-Star Elite boats. Along with a superior finish, these boats are fitted with bow thrusters, 24-hour heating and hot water, Tassimo machines and all fixed beds made up prior to your arrival, to name just a few extras.  

We operate a fleet of fully-equipped luxury holiday boats on the River Thames sleeping from 2 to 10 people and they are maintained to the highest of standards. You can explore the whole 124-mile length of the River Thames starting from Hampton Court, passing through towns such as Cookham, Henley, Abingdon, Oxford and right up to Lechlade in Gloucestershire. They are available to hire from a 3-night short break starting at £531 to a one-week’s holiday starting from £759.

To complement our holiday boats we also have a fleet of 24 day boats to choose from, seating from 2 to 12 people.  All our day boats are fitted with a music system where you can connect your mobile or audio device via Bluetooth or Aux cable.  

We have both diesel and electric powered day boats and during a one day's cruise from Datchet, you will pass through Royal Windsor, Eton, Windsor Racecourse, before passing the village of Bray and a little way farther on Maidenhead with its memories of Edwardian punting heydays.  

At the limit of your cruising range are Boulter's Lock and the beech-wooded heights of Cliveden.  Throughout the greater part of your trip the Round Tower of Windsor Castle remains a still and familiar landmark.

Downstream will bring you to historic Runnymede with its many associations: Magna Carta, the memorial to President Kennedy and, atop Cooper's Hill, the memorial to the Commonwealth Air Forces.

The river winds on past the London Stone marking the former limit of jurisdiction of the City of London, down to the busy town of Staines and then on to Laleham where riverside homes and bungalows front the meadows which once surrounded Laleham Abbey.  

Day boats are available to hire from as little as £31 for one hour to a whole day starting at £134 for up to 6 people.

We are ideally positioned less than 1.5 miles from Windsor and a 10 minute taxi ride from Heathrow Airport.  

To view the whole of our fleet and see our live availability, including virtual tours, please visit www.kriscruisers.co.uk.

With 39 boats to choose from, where a friendly and personal service is always provided, there’s no need to look anywhere else.   

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Facilities

Catering

  • Refreshments Available
  • Vending Facilities

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome - Everyone is welcome. No experience is required as full tuition is provided. Life Jackets are available for everyone but must be worn by anyone under 18 and all non-swimmers.

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Dogs welcome - Dogs welcome on all day boats and some holiday boats
  • Open on bank holidays - Open on all Bank Holidays except Christmas & New Year
  • Prior Booking Recommended
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On Site Car Parking - Limited free parking on-site
  • On site parking - Limited free parking on-site
  • Parking (charge) - Datchet Railway Station Car park, prices from 70p per hour to £7 per day.
  • Railway station within walking distance - Datchet Railway Station, a two-minute walk

Payment Methods

  • Delta
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Min group size - Minimum of 2 adults
  • Visa

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside - Cruising up the river you will pass through some beautiful scenery
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given

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Recent Reviews:

  • Bente C
    Oslo, Norway
    Still the best on The River Thames
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd October 2021
    Just disembarked from our 24 day sailing on board beautiful Lady Victoria from Datchet to Lechlade and back. Over 400 days has been spent on board a Lady from Kris Cruisers since our first hire in... Read full review
  • JULIECOYSH
    Wonderful
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th October 2021
    We had a wonderful boat hoilday on lady karen beauful boat week the staff are amazing pleasure to hire a boat from kris cruisers me my husband and our dog had a great time we loved it so much we... Read full review
  • Ian D
    Stanhope weardale
    Awesome experience, lovely boat, great staff
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 7th November 2021
    Second holiday with Kris cruisers just cannot fault anything about this organisation, we arrived early but were told the previous occupants had left the boat in a state and they had three cleaners... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

FROM LONDON Take the M4 to Junction 5, at the roundabout take the Datchet turn-off following the Kris Cruisers brown & white signs along the B470 for 1¼ miles. Following the brown & white signs, cross the green in the centre of Datchet into the high street passing over the railway-crossing. Immediately beyond this at the "T" junction is Kris Cruisers Boatyard. FROM WINDSOR (1½ MILES) From below the castle, proceed along the B470 following the Kris Cruisers brown & white signs. The road passes the Home Park on your left and then crosses over the River Thames at Victoria Bridge. Kris Cruisers Boatyard is ¼ mile on your right opposite Datchet high street. FROM STAINES OR THE M25 (5 MILES) Leave the M25 at Junction 13, the Staines turn-off. Proceed along the A308 towards Windsor passing through Runnymede and Old Windsor. At the next roundabout take the last exit along the B3021 to Datchet following the Kris Cruisers brown & white signs. You will cross over the River Thames at Albert Bridge and Kris Cruisers Boatyard is 1½ miles on your left opposite Datchet high street.

Public Transport Directions

Train services run from Waterloo Station, London, every 30 minutes during the day. Journey time is approximately 45 minutes. Turn left out of the station into Datchet high street and Kris Cruisers Boatyard is 100 metres in front of you.

Awards

  • Tourism South East Award -British Marine British Marine 2018
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times

Open 2022 - Boats Available for Hire (29 Mar 2022 - 2 Nov 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*

* Office Open Hours are from 8am to 6pm for Telephone Enquiries

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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