Boat Rides & Cruises in Windsor

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Boat Rides & Cruises in Windsor

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  • Liz
    Chertsey, UK5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a great trip. Russell our guide was great fun and made the trip very enjoyable. It was very exciting when we went into the water and had great views of the castle.
    Written 3 September 2023
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  • Eliza D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value, fun and informative boat trip. Staff were all very friendly. A nice relaxing ride down the river. Would recommend
    Written 26 March 2024
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  • sherman49
    Ascot, UK275 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took a group of ten workmates for a two hour morning tour and it was brilliant. The canoes are very stable and excellent instruction was given; we were taken down little tributaries that we didn't know were there, despite being local to the area. Lots of overhanging trees made it tricky to navigate and entertaining when an epic steering fail shoved people into the trees.
    Everyone enjoyed going through the lock and our guide was just the right level of friendly and informative whilst leaving us to chat. At £50 each, 100% recommended.
    Written 19 September 2022
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  • Liz K
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed every moment of our trip. The team are so easy and reliable to deal with. We took the boat from Marlow as a surprise Birthday present four our niece. We were able to dress the boat with balloons. Set our a picnic and serve with champagne. All glasses, available etc. Skipper Caroline was first class. Safe and really worked with with the two children we had. A truly fantastic experience. Do not delay, book as you will not be disappointed.
    Written 15 August 2022
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  • Emma A
    Manchester, UK59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved kayaking around Hampton Court, such a great sunny day to do it too! Dan was a great instructor, very knowledgable
    Written 12 September 2020
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  • nolamom1222
    New Orleans, LA4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I cannot express enough how lovely our experience was on this beautiful craft, with Andy as our captain and guide. The boat Christobel was immaculate. We had a smooth ride with a ton of education about the area, and some surprising fun facts. We had an intimate picnic, lovely company, and feel that we have made a new friend. Andy took extra time with us to ensure we saw the most beautiful sights on a perfect day on the river. We absolutely made the right choice by going with a private cruise instead of a big charter.
    Written 17 October 2023
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  • Kulwinder B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Although it was a sad occasion for us, as this trip was for scattering ashes. The whole boat experience was extremely pleasant, as it made a difficult time easier. We were on the "Fringilla", which is an amazing boat. The views were amazing.
    Special thanks to Darren our caption for being so understanding, knowledgeable and friendly.

    Would definitely recommend to everyone, and will be organising future trips with them.

    Thanks again.
    Kulwinder
    Written 7 February 2024
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  • lynniemonkey
    Birmingham, UK288 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visited today to the castle and was also looking forward to hiring a self drive motorboat for half hour and great price £29. Really lovely welcoming staff and was a lovely trip along the river and definately a must when in the area to finish the day off nicely.
    Written 26 August 2023
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  • Kingdoz
    London, UK24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic and memorable experience. My host really took great care to both explain and to organise the perfect bespoke trip last minute for me through Instagram, putting me at ease that everything will be taken care of and I would need for nothing. He was very accommodating with both time and food requests.

    I really had to do nothing at all apart from book it, give my food, drink and experience preferences, and that’s it, I mean it when I say the rest was all taken care of for me. We met around the time we arranged at the entrance of the beautiful Bray Marina after easily parking as plenty of easy free parking there.

    The boat is extremely comfortable for its size, both the seating area and the sundeck are soft and cushioned well and there is tons of space to stretch legs fully out while the engine is refined and much quieter than I expected. It really is a beautiful and well maintained boat and myself and my guest were happy and content, as our expectations were fully met. My host really takes pride in the upkeep of his boat and it looks and feel very high end, similar to the Venetian style of taxi boats which made me feel like I was on a holiday and a world away from busy London but only an hour’s drive. But the best part, unlike many other boats of a similar size, he has a comfortable full size cushioned sundeck on the back of the boat rather than front, which means the perfect balance of privacy too when needed. You can lay down and watch the clouds and with lovely chill out music in the background at the perfect volume which was appreciated. I didn’t even have to think about it and it was all done. You can choose your own music if you like too but there was no need, my host knew what to play and the right volume.

    For the experience, he brought a beautiful picnic hamper with lovely fresh food and cheese and quality champagne to make my day fantastic. I probably made a mess with the food he provided for us and dropped crumbs everywhere, but he put me at ease anyway to just relax and enjoy and not worry about anything and all will be taken care of.

    While the cost was around double than another similar skippered boat trip on a similar sized boat, that’s where the comparison ends. You can’t compare as the experience, as Cruz was really high. It included practically everything and the boat was the Rolls Royce of boats and not the Prius experimce. I urge you to pay extra for it if you want to elevate your experience and go with the very best at this size if your budget allows, because Cruz was a much higher end experience all round so no comparison. Everything was top quality, the food and champagne provided was top shelf, and my host’s professionalism in skippering was the best possible, it was as if he had trained in butler school, having both great emotional intelligence and experience in hosting, knowing exactly when we wanted to talk and when we wanted quiet to take in the experience and when we wanted photos or videos taken. He even brought all the toys so I could enjoy a cigar if I wanted to. Whatever you want he will organise and you cannot put a price to being pampered.

    Overall my host made the trip extremely enjoyable and it’s not easy to look after me as I consider myself a discerning customer with good taste who appreciates top shelf but at fair value as I’m self made and he knew that and it was like he knew me before and therefore knew exactly how to host me. My only suggestion is make sure you remember to have a pee before you get on so you can be even more relaxed hehehe.

    If you are willing to drop a few hundred pounds on a first rate skippered small boat experience, and have a spare couple of hours when you are in Windsor, providing the weather is fine, Cruz should be at the top of your list. Especially if you enjoy your privacy. It’s a perfect experience for a couple or a small family or even a couple of mates who want to just catch up on old times or talk business privately and do so in a lovely environment.

    I will be back again and next time I will bring my mini drone so I can take more pictures from above and following me, which will be really cool for my memories. I would highly recommend choosing Cruz as a top rate experience and personally, I will be back soon when I next feel like being pampered and relaxed on the river.

    See you again soon and Thank you
    Written 22 August 2023
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  • Katy
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderfully relaxing and memorable afternoon on the river, expertly skippered by Matt, sailing from Windsor racecourse marina up to Cliveden, through several locks. Matt was on hand with information about several points of interest, should you be as curious about river-life and boats as we were. We really enjoyed our afternoon taking in the sights and chatting to Matt - who is a thoroughly nice guy. The Artemis is a luxurious boat and extremely comfortable, with everything you could possibly need. We wanted to maximise our time on the water but Matt was happy to stop off at restaurants if we’d wanted. He provided lots of recommendations about the route to take and places to stop off when we were booking, which was super helpful. We felt safe and well looked after at all times and completely at ease with Matt. There was just two of us on our trip, but there was plenty of room for larger groups up to 8 people, so suitable for all. We had great fun and a really special afternoon and would highly recommend hiring the Artemis. Thank you, Matt! Katy & Scott
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Jag287
    Windsor, UK38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I attended a wine tasting with the winos wine club and I had so much fun! She really knows her stuff and made the whole event really fun
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Denise C
    2 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Never return phone calls or emails!! Owed a refund. Still nothing received. No updates. Ignored. Chevron used to be good years ago. Avoid at all costs!
    Written 20 August 2022
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