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The Environment Agency has declared the River Thames unsafe to navigate.

The conditions are unlikely to change soon, so we have closed the boatyard and ferry for the season.

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Boat hire, Moorings and Ferry
on the Thames near Hampton Court

Boat Hire


Bookings are by email only at

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Day Boats

The ideal boat for a family day on the Thames.

Seats six adults and two small children in comfort leaving room for the picnic. Perfect for going to riverside pubs or exploring further along the Thames from Teddington lock to Staines.

The boats are easy to handle and have a simple hood to keep you dry in case of a shower.

Bookings are by email only:

Please note: this season we are no longer renting the small blue & yellow open boats. Day boats are available for the full day or half day.

Additional info

Additional Information

  • Please arrive 15 minutes in advance to allow for driver tuition.

  • We do not rent more than one boat per group

  • Minimum age is 21 to hire boats. Photo ID must be provided

  • ​Buoyancy aids are provided (including children's sizes).

  • Boat prices include a full tank of petrol and everything you need to get on your way.

  • Please wear appropriate, practical footwear and depending on the weather bring sunscreen, hats or waterproofs.

  • You are welcome to bring food and drink but please be mindful that the designated skipper must remain sober.

  • Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Dayboat - Deposit

£100 cash only loss or damage deposit (hire payment can be cash or card) boats will not be released without a deposit

The Ferry

The Ferry


The Ferry crosses from Bell Inn, Hampton to Hurst Park where you can have a picnic on the riverside or go for a walk on the towpath where you will find a choice of pubs and restaurants.

The ferry operates daily.

During October there is a restricted service catering for commuters predominantly.

Weekdays 7.45 am - 9.30 am and 3.00 pm - 6.00 pm.

Weekends and bank holidays 11.00 am  - 6.00 pm.





Moorings are available for Narrow boats up to 50ft and Cruisers up to 20ft in length.

Please contact the boatyard to discuss rates and availability:

Phone: 020 8979 7471


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The Boatyard


The boatyard has ice cream, cold drinks and picnic tables for our customers.

Plus there is limited parking for our boat hire customers.

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