Pure Boating
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Self drive electric boat hire from two sites on the river Thames at Wallingford and Moulsford, Oxfordshire. We have a fleet of modern but characterful boats seating 2 to 11 people, as well as a skippered luxury launch. The river here is very beautiful and tranquil and you can cruise five miles downstream amongst the wildlife before reaching a lock. Experienced and friendly staff complete the picture. Bring family and/or friends, a picnic and drift away on the river.
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, England

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JustAFleshwound
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Sept 2023 • Couples
Had a great couple of hours on the River Thames courtesy of Pure Boating. Check in was easy and briefings thorough but light hearted ( thanks Ollie and Charlie ) with the boats absolutely spotless. Our trip on the river had everything this beautiful stretch of the Thames could offer…from the hustle and bustle of Bunkfest with great tunes at the Boathouse to the peace and tranquility of herons and kingfisher on the banks. A great way to spend a few hours.
Written 7 September 2023
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Hi! Thank you so much for your kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed your time afloat with Pure Boating! We look forward to welcoming you onboard again soon.
Written 8 September 2023
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Andrew d
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May 2023 • Family
We took the skippered electric launch "Ellie" for 2 hours. Mark was fantastic, easy to chat to and let the teens steer. We had fun operating the small lock and having a picnic on board. We saw herons and kingfishers.
Written 1 May 2023
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hilltopOxon
Oxfordshire, UK1,009 contributions
Aug 2022
The lovely clean quiet electric boats are located on a lovely stretch of the Thames . The guy at the launch office next to the river and pub was friendly and helpful . It took a while to learn how to steer effectively and do basic manoeuvres but overall it was a great experience ( not cheap ) but enjoyed by all . Much better than a diesel day boat
Written 7 August 2022
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GBMCFC
Manchester, UK134 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
A impromto off the cuff trip on the Thames £30 for 30 mins but well worth it, kids can drive the boat also.
Get close up to the wildlife on this lovely part of the world,Goring and Streatley.
Written 7 August 2022
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Desmond F
London, UK15 contributions
May 2022
Rented a boat for a pleasant morning trip on the river from the Swan at Streatley where Pure Boating has just opened.
Wonderful boat ideal for a peaceful trip. The electric motor meant the boat was very quiet and we did scare off the wildlife as we gently cruised up the river
Boat was brand new.
Fantastic service when we picked up and dropped off the boat, with thorough tuition before we set off
Highly recommended
Written 3 May 2022
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Cleve W
London, UK5 contributions
Aug 2021
Very friendly and helpful staff. A lovely afternoon on the Thames where we were treated to a fantastic display of kingfishers. Thank you!
Written 31 August 2021
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BungYoung
London6 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
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.
Written 30 August 2021
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Tim R
Wallingford, UK5 contributions
Aug 2021
Simple yet effective boating, friendly staff, easy to book, good location. We had the smallest boat which allowed our young children to have a go!
Written 29 August 2021
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holidaylover29
Newcastle upon Tyne90 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
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!
Written 20 July 2021
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AnniQuinn
Oxford, UK12 contributions
Sept 2020 • Couples
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.
Written 15 September 2020
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