Kris Cruisers

Type:Boat Hire

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

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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 Visit England & British Marine National Boat Quality Grading Scheme.

We have 14 holiday boats to choose from and all of them have been awarded a grading of either 4 or 5 stars, and for the very best boats in our fleet with a superior finish, we call them our 5 Star Elite boats.

Maintained to the highest of standards, our fleet of full- equipped luxury holiday boats on the River Thames sleep from 2 to 10 people. You can explore the whole 124-mile length of the River Thames passing through towns such as Hampton Court, Cookham, Henley, Abingdon, Oxford and right up to Lechlade in Gloucestershire. They are available to hire from as little as £683 for a 3-night short break or from £975 for a 1-week holiday.

To complement our holiday boats, we have a fleet of 24 day boats seating from 2 to 12 people. 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 upstream, you will see Windsor Castle, 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. Cruising downstream will take you past 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.

Whether you are planning a pub or restaurant for lunch or packing your favourite food for a picnic on the riverbanks, our day boats are available to hire from as little as £35 for one hour to a whole day starting from £150 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 our fleet and our live availability, including virtual tours, please visit With 38 boats to choose from, where a friendly and personal service is always provided, there is no need to look anywhere else.

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Our holiday boats are available to hire from as little as £683 for a 3-night short break or from £975 for a 1-week holiday.
Our day boats are available to hire from as little as £35 for one hour to a whole day starting from £150 for up to 6 people.



  • 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.

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
  • Parking (charge) - Datchet Railway Station Car park, prices from £1.10 per hour to £7.70 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:

    • Jenniferabcdefg
      1st class boats!
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 23rd May 2024
      Another fantastic holiday on Lady Victoria. I would thoroughly recommend Kris Crusers to everyone. Excellent boats and staff. Read full review
    • rileyrennocks
      Amazing Experience!
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 3rd June 2024
      An amazing experience having had the Lady Catherine for the last week of May 2024. I would highly recommend it to anyone and although you will go through a learning curve, it's not a steep one and... Read full review
    • Lee A
      Rotherham, United Kingdom
      A superb holiday on a fantastic boat.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 8th June 2024
      From booking, further enquiries, arrival, handover and return, Kris Cruisers have been absolutely fantastic. They simply could not be more friendly and helpful. The boat was loaded for us when our... 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.


    • Tourism South East Award -British Marine British Marine 2018
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    Holiday boat hire 2024 (29 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
    Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00
    Day boat hire 2024 (31 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
    Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00

    * Office Open Hours are from 8am to 5.30pm for telephone enquiries.

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