WHO WE ARE

About us

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Welcome to Pure Boating

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).

Our hire boats are silent and electric and range from small contemporary self-drive boats for family outings to beautiful classically styled skippered boats for weddings or proposals. We can accommodate corporate events and bigger parties as well.

All 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. Sit back and relax as you cruise the Thames with the experts.

Please connect with us on social media to stay up to date on our latest adventures and special offers! 

PureBoating Team

The crew at Pure Boating is looking forward to welcoming you to any of their locations, whether in Wallingford, Moulsford or Streatley

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What people say about us

Over the years we have received many heart warming messages from our customers about our boats, our team and the Pure Boating experience as a whole.

We are also proud of our 5-star rating on Tripadvisor!
These are some of the reviews people have posted there.

Fun on the River

Our young family of 4 booked a 75 min self-drive slot in one of the Scoops. We really enjoyed the experience. The staff were friendly and gave us a good briefing as we were first timers. The boats are easy to operate, and for us this stretch of the Thames wasn't so busy, so we had a very relaxing ride. We would definitely return again, maybe for a longer time-slot next time.
BungYoung
Aug 2021

Customer service excellence

Unfortunately we had to cancel at short notice due to a Covid case. We are extremely grateful to the Pure Boating team for providing a full refund immediately, without question. In such difficult times for leisure businesses, this company has delivered real customer satisfaction - we only wish we could have honoured our booking!
holidaylover29
Jul 2021

The best two hours

The team are brilliant, super helpful and the boats feel like a real bit of luxury. We had our family on a boat to celebrate our wedding. It was a beautiful trip downstream from Wallingford. It’s so green and luscious the whole way and feels like your own private waterway! Would definitely recommend a couple of hours on these boats whether you’re a local or a visitor to the town.
AnniQuinn
SEP 2020

Our Story

Our founder and director, Gillian Nahum, started her original boat business Henley Sales & Charter 30 years ago, in 1992.

While building the sales business, the charter business continued to tick along principally in the Henley area. However there was clearly an opportunity to expand the charter/hire business further afield.

The Swan at Streatley had had a couple of electric boats on site for several years alongside the historic boathouse with its amazing Saunders history. Gillian decided to take over this site and established Pure Boating Ltd in 2015 with a mission to use only electric boats which over the years had proven their reliability and of course their ‘green’ credentials.

When refurbishment of The Swan started, Pure Boating had to relocate, and found a willing landlord in Wallingford at another storied former boatbuilding business now the Boat House pub. This constituted an opportunity to expand the fleet, with further expansion achieved in 2020 when The Beetle & Wedge in Moulsford was purchased and the new owners invited Pure Boating to provide boating for their customers too.

Now that works at The Swan have been completed, we are delighted to be coming back to Goring and Streatley!

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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

The Boat House
High Street
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
OX10 0BL

The Swan at Streatley
High Street
Streatley, Berkshire
RG8 9HR

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

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07436 812508

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