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Private Boat Hire Ltd

Type:Boat Trip

Windsor & Maidenhead

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 153 reviews153 reviews

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Dragonfly at the Waterside Inn

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About

Fringilla Boat Services operates five boats on the River Thames offering you perfect venues for small birthday parties, wedding anniversaries, corporate drinks receptions or carriage to and from the local riverside hotels and restaurants such as Boulters, The Waterside Inn, The Fat Duck, The Hinds Head, The Crown, The Oakley Court, Sir Christopher Wren’s Hotel and Spa, The Riverside Brasserie and Cliveden. 

The boats are also the perfect venue to enjoy one of the organised riverside events such as Henley Regatta, Henley Festival or horse racing at Royal Windsor Racecourse.

All of the boats are fully weather proofed, centrally heated if necessary and are able to operate at all of the best riverside hotels and restaurants.

Fringilla, Larus, Sula and Kingfisher are each licensed for 12 passengers but if you have a larger party of up to 36, please contact us about chartering a second or third boat.  Dragonfly seats 6 for an exclusive lunch or dinner, 10 for afternoon tea and between 10 and 12 for drinks and canapes.

FRINGILLA

Classic Dutch cruiser Fringilla is based in Maidenhead and cruises between Windsor and Marlow passing along some of the most beautiful parts of the upper Thames. If you board at Maidenhead and take a two-hour trip you will see Cliveden Reach, with its restored period cottages and National Trust gardens, and Bray with its beautiful riverside houses and world-famous restaurants.

LARUS

Larus is a beautiful classic 28 foot Super Kaag Kruiser built in 1967 with a very large rear cockpit, which can be open or covered, as well a varnished mahogany internal saloon area.

Larus is based at Bray Marina and cruises between Maidenhead and Runnymede passing through Windsor and the Home Park past Windsor Racecourse, Dorney and Bray.

You can hire Larus by the hour and she is very popular for birthdays, anniversaries and family get-togethers.

SULA

Sula is 33 feet and offers a rear sundeck, a very large saloon area with sliding roof for those long, hot summer days.  Sula is based at The Oakley Court Hotel in Windsor and cruises between Marlow and Staines passing through Cookham, Bourne End, Windsor Home Park, Runnymede and Staines.

Sula is a modern Dutch river cruiser built in 1992. She has the benefit of all mod cons including central heating, a comfortable onboard toilet and galley with hot and cold water.

She has an open rear deck and large sliding roof to the saloon; this enables passengers to enjoy the clement weather or shelter from the occasional shower.

For a dinner party with a difference Sula is ideally suited to sit-down meals.

DRAGONFLY

Dragonfly is probably the most beautiful charter boat on the Thames and is based in Maidenhead.  She is perfectly positioned to cruise between Marlow and Windsor, an area that includes The Compleat Angler Hotel, Cliveden, The Waterside Inn, The Hinds Head, The Fat Duck, Bray Cottages, The Oakley Court Hotel and Windsor. 

Dragonfly is 31 feet long and is ideal for up to 10-12 people with champagne and canapes en route to a top quality restaurant or hotel or for coffee after lunch. Alternatively we can provide afternoon tea for up to 10 people.  The table in the Saloon can seat up to 6 people for a very exclusive lunch or dinner cruise.  Dragonfly is weatherproof, has hot and cold water, a W.C. and central heating in case of cold weather.

KINGFISHER

Kingfisher is a Dutch Aquanaut built in 2010. She is licensed for 12 passengers and is based in the beautiful riverside town of Marlow.  She is perfect for family parties or small corporate trips.

Kingfisher costs £250 for the first hour then £100 per extra hour, starting and ending at the Compleat Angler hotel.

All of our boats are warm and weather proof, have children’s life-jackets, central heating, toilets and hot and cold running water.  Fringilla and Sula have sliding roofs.

Prices are per boat from £265 for 2 hours.

Visit our website for more information, photo gallery and virtual tours of the boats.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - See our website for menus and Wine List or bring a picnic

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Booking essential
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Euros accepted
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
  • JCB accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 12
  • Min group size - 2
  • Open by appointment only
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families

Travel & Trade

  • Commission/net rates apply

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    151
  • Very Good
    1
  • Average
    0
  • Poor
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  • Terrible
    1

Recent Reviews:

  • Vickianne88
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Amazing boat ride down the River for 70th Birthday
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 19th August 2019
    This was a fabulous boat ride. We booked three hours around lunch time. The organisation at the time of booking was so easy and the service from the Skipper during our ride was exceptional. I highly... Read full review
  • Ltd281
    Princes Risborough, England, United Kingdom
    Birthday Boat Trip
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 20th August 2019
    We hired Fringilla for a 2 hour trip from Riverside Court, Maidenhead. The boat was well kitted out with an ice cooler for our drinks and glasses for our use. We took our own champagne and food on... Read full review
  • kef1971
    Suffolk, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Must do in Windsor...
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 22nd August 2019
    My mother and I were staying in Windsor this week at Monkey Island Estate. We booked a 3 hour boat trip on the dragonfly, a most beautiful boat. Will our skipper was wonderful, so polite... Read full review

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Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2016

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Open any time by appointment.

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