Self-drive and Skippered Day Boat Hire on the River Thames


Our Wallingford boat hire location is set to OPEN on June 8th

Until then, you can still enjoy a cruise on the river from our Streatley and Moulsford boat hire locations.

Our boat hire locations
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Enjoy & Relax

Self-drive day-boat hire

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Easy to drive

The boats are easy to drive – no experience required. Simply push the throttle forward and the boat goes faster ahead while to go astern, or backwards, you simply ease the throttle backwards towards yourself.
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Children of all ages love water and the river gives us the opportunity to laze away the day in the company of friends and family while enjoying the great outdoors at its best.
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Special Events

Anniversaries, birthdays, marriage proposals – every day is fun on the river but how memorable it is to spend a few hours afloat with your loved ones. Grab a bottle, or even a diamond, and head upstream.
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Safe & Quiet

Electric boats are safe and quiet. You don’t have to raise your voice to chat with friends and the skipper can participate fully in the conversation without feeling isolated by a noisy, smelly petrol or diesel engine.


What our customers say

Brilliant morning on the river and great service.

Super morning out on the boat. We would highly recommend Pure Boating. Boat in great condition, good recommendations and advice on where to go. Dog friendly as well. Brilliant service throughout; thank you!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Carla Mahoney

Great day out for both families and couples.

Lovely scenery, great service and information given by the boys and superb prices for a fun or romantic boat trip. I would highly recommend
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Eliza Burrows

Lovely afternoon on the river.

Thank you for all your help with the boat. We had a lovely afternoon on the river. The weather wasn’t perfect but it certainly didn’t spoil our trip. The addition of not one but two kingfisher sightings made it very special. We were delighted to have Olivia as our skipper. She was just lovely.
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Pat from Solihull


Area of Outstanding Beauty

Pure Boating is located in the Goring Gap, a narrow valley between Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Occupied by the River Thames, it runs between the Chiltern Hills and the Berkshire Downs, some 10 miles upstream from Reading and 27 miles downstream from Oxford. 

From our hire locations in Wallingford, Moulsford and Streatley, you will be able to enjoy a delightful cruise on a quiet part of the River Thames surrounded by abundant beautiful unspoilt scenery and natural beauty, perfect for spotting the occasional kingfisher or heron.

Great for

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Wedding parties / Proposals

Whether you are tying the knot one of Wallingford’s many charming historic listed buildings, or indeed at the riverside church, then the Thames is just a stone’s throw from your ceremony. Let our skipper take you by boat to The Beetle and Wedge or to the Leatherne Bottel and arrive in style at your reception.

For the FULL wedding experience, you can book both ceremonie and reception at The Swan at Streatley!

Birthdays / anniversaries

Anniversaries, birthdays, marriage proposals – every day is fun on the river but it is even more memorable to spend a few hours afloat with your loved ones. Grab a bottle or even a diamond and head upstream.

corporate events

Why not hire two or three of our boats and have a corporate day out? Ask us to map out a treasure hunt combined with a quiz or simply check into a riverside hostelry and celebrate your latest success.
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We are a self-drive and skippered day boat hire company on one of the most beautiful reaches of the River Thames between Reading (Berkshire) and Wallingford (Oxfordshire). Since opening Pure Boating back in 2015 our electric hire boats have silently graced the river between Wallingford and Streatley.

Our crew are passionate about the River Thames and know the boating environment intimately. They can advise not only on river safety and boat operation but also on where to picnic, good riverside restaurants, where the kingfishers fly and the Loddon lilies grow. 

Hire Locations

Boat House pub
High Street
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
OX10 0BL

The Swan at Streatley
High Street
Streatley, Berkshire

The Beetle & Wedge
Ferry Lane
Moulsford, Oxfordshire
OX10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07436 812508

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