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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 2 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, where all of our boats have been awarded a grading of either 4 or 5 stars. 

Holiday boat hire

We operate a fleet of fully-equipped luxury holiday boats on the River Thames and, new for 2020, will be our Lady Victoria sleeping 2 to 4 people.  Costing £200,000, she is being built by Haines Marine in Norfolk and will be another of our 5-star Elite boats, which is the name we reserve for the very best of our 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. 

Our fleet of 15 holiday boats sleep between 2 and 10 people 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 £515 to a one-week’s holiday starting from £736. 

Day boat hire

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

We have both diesel and electric powered day boats and during a one day's cruise from Datchet, you will pass through towns such as Royal Windsor and on the opposite bank, Eton.  You will then cruise past 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 £29 for one hour to a whole day starting at £127 for up to 6 people. We are ideally positioned less than 1.5 miles from Windsor and a 1-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.  

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.

Establishment Features

  • 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 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 Railyway 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
  • 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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020
  • Excellent
    142
  • Very Good
    13
  • Average
    1
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    3

Recent Reviews:

  • ExplorerIIYorkshire
    Stamford Bridge, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Just Quality
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 6th September 2020
    Just competed a week on the Thames and hired our boat from Kris Cruisers. Have used them before and they just get better, quality service, boat was of high spec and immaculately clean. Had a slight... Read full review
  • Paul J
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    Excellent service from start to finish.
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th September 2020
    I booked a day boat relatively short notice to take my wife and her parents on a trip down the Thames. Her parents had always wanted to do this. From start to finish the whole experience was... Read full review
  • Deborah F
    Huddersfield, United Kingdom
    Fabulous experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 24th September 2020
    Hired a day boat for 4 hours, fantastic service, immaculately clean boat and good instructions before departing. It made our weekend break so enjoyable. A lovely way to see the riverside and it's... Read full review

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Awards

  • Tourism South East Award -British Marine British Marine 2018
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Opening Times

Open 2020 - Boats Available for Hire (29 Mar 2020 - 2 Nov 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:30*

* 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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