Pure Boating
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
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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Cleve W
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 Tyne83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Kerry A
Basingstoke, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Had a fabulous afternoon on the boat , lovely friendly staff especially Will , can’t wait to do it again
Written 11 September 2020
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David J
London64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We had a great 2 1/2 hours travelling up and down the Thames. The boat was big enough for 7 of us and the overall service excellent. I'd definitely recommend.
Written 6 September 2020
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Gemma B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
An absolutely amazing family experience with wild life and beautiful views of the countryside. Kind and helpful staff and clear rules of driving the boats. Me and my family will definitely be coming again. I loved it!
Written 2 September 2020
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Johnstone128
Oxford, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Family
Fantastic experience! Very chilled and tranquil few hours on the river. Staff very helpful and would highly recommend.
Written 2 September 2020
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Davies123
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We hired a 7-seater boat for a trip with three generations (youngest 23 months) and we couldn’t have had a better time. We booked it from the Beetle and Wedge boathouse - the staff were so friendly and helpful, the boats in amazing condition and very clean. We could only book 1.5 hours as it was fully booked - but managed to see a lovely stretch of the river and make it through a couple of locks and back! HIGHLY recommend - topped off with a drink at the Beetle and Wedge after, perfection!
Written 1 September 2020
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