The Boat Hire Company

Type:Boat Hire

Bray Marina, Monkey Island Lane, Bray, Windsor, Berkshire, SL6 2EB

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The Boat Hire Company provide luxury, skippered boat hire and boat tours between Windsor and Maidenhead; accommodating anything from 2 to 12 passengers.

Our vintage river boats can be hired by the hour or for a full day and are a great way to see some of the greatest sites the River Thames has to offer including unrivalled views of Windsor Castle, Windsor Racecourse, Dorney Rowing Lake, Oakley Court Hotel, Bray Studios, Monkey Island Estate and many houses of the rich and famous – to name but a few. We offer pick up and drop off points in central Windsor, Bray and Maidenhead as well as having access to moorings at a number of local hotels and restaurants.

Our boats operate in all weathers and offer fully enclosed heated indoor saloon areas with seating as well as boasting additional seating on our open rear sun decks. All our boats also offer toilet facilities, small kitchen areas, hot and cold running water and sound systems.

We can cater for a variety of events including:

-    Sightseeing Tours
-    Restaurant Transfers
-    Hotel Transfers
-    Team Building Events
-    Corporate Hospitality
-    Weddings
-    Afternoon Tea Cruises
-    Hen Parties
-    Birthday and Anniversary Celebrations

We are able to organise catering for your trip but are also happy for guests to provide their own food and drink onboard without additional charge.


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Guide Prices

First Hour: £295. Additional Hours: £130 per hour.
Fringilla is based in Bray and no relocation fees apply for starting and finishing in this location.

First Hour: £250. Additional Hours: £100 per hour.
​Larus is based in Maidenhead and no relocation fees apply for starting & finishing in this location.

Visit for relocation fees for embarking or disembarking at alternative locations.



  • Picnic Site - Picnic area available onboard

Establishment Features

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

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge) - Parking charges apply in Windsor and Maidenhead
  • Parking (free) - Complimentary parking available at Bray Marina

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Booking essential
  • Groups Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 12 or 24 across two boats
  • Min group size - 1
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Kulwinder B
      Amazing boat trip on the "Fringilla"
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 7th February 2024
      Although it was a sad occasion for us, as this trip was for scattering ashes. The whole boat experience was extremely pleasant, as it made a difficult time easier. We were on the "Fringilla", which... Read full review
    • roger s
      Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
      To be repeated
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 23rd May 2024
      Excellent in every way. The booking was easy and helpful, the two boats were well equipped and the two skippers were amusing and efficient. Read full review
    • Nigel B
      Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Well organized and friendly
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 2nd June 2024
      Had Darren who was a great skipper and would deffo recommend him for a friendly trip with amazing local knowledge Booked the boat through Lara who was so helpful and sweet The boat was stunning and... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Public Transport Directions

    Windsor Moorings: Nearest train stations are Windsor & Eton Central or Windsor & Eton Riverside.

    Bray & Maidenhead Moorings: Nearest train station is Maidenhead.

    Opening Times

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

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