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Gin Cruise

Enjoyable and informative gin cruise trying 5 gins with paired tonics and garnishes. Cruise was in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
steveg24
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Fun, easy way to hire a self-powered boat

Rocked up, paid £40 in an instant and took out a little Pearly boat for an hour. Easy to drive... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Henry_Cormack
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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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‘Hobbs of Henley is situated on the banks of the River Thames in Henley and is steeped in history and tradition. Boasting 5 generations of experience and 2 Royal Waterman amongst their staff, nobody is better placed than them to help you discover...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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The Boat House Station Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable and informative gin cruise trying 5 gins with paired tonics and garnishes. Cruise was in the dark 6pm till 9pm. It would have been much better either if it was still light. Bar snacks included - crisps, pretzels, peanuts - some canapes would have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Rocked up, paid £40 in an instant and took out a little Pearly boat for an hour. Easy to drive, good fun. 8 year old very happy in the boat. Staff friendly and helpful

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Henry_Cormack
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Me and my coach friends on GB tours has enjoyed the river cruise on Henley on Thames which is fantastic trip ever of nice tour guide giving us good histories and full of information is excellent

Date of experience: October 2018
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Suzy H, Public Relations Manager at Hobbs of Henley, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we are so pleased to hear you all had a lovely time! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 27 September 2018

Great fun and easy to pick up after brief induction and to navigate even for the inexperienced. We managed to get to Sonning for a leisurly lunch and back to Henley in good time.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gerald M
Suzy H, Public Relations Manager at Hobbs of Henley, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad you had a great time! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 September 2018

We booked a ticket on the 14:30 sailing. The weather was calm, pleasantly warm, with sunny intervals - ideal! Great view from the upper deck, initially looking into the properties along the bank/island, then into open countryside for the second part of the journey. A...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We hired a small motor boat and had a good hour up and down the river. Great fun and with friendly and helpful staff to help out a great expereience overall.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Drewreadi
Reviewed 2 September 2018

What a waste of our time for the smug overly self-confident staff to tell us the only boat on a hot summer's day is old, unpleasant looking boat with no outside sitting. Just looking at the boat makes one claustrophobic. Suggestion: look up the definition...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Great customer service, friendly efficient staff, from booking agent to crew. No hassle boarding from the riverside location. Dog friendly boats with well behaved dogs and owners with plenty of deck area on our open topped vessel. Pre recorded but informative commentary during voyage and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve-3974
Suzy H, Public Relations Manager at Hobbs of Henley, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you so much for leaving this lovely review, we are so glad you had such a great experience with us. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 14 August 2018

We took a boat trip in a small vessel on the day Swan Upping had reached Henley on Thames. Although we enjoyed our mini-cruise, we missed out because there was no commentary onboard and the boat turned back earlier than it should so that we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Julie A
Suzy H, Public Relations Manager at Hobbs of Henley, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi, Thank you for your review we are glad you enjoyed your trip with us but apologise if you felt slightly disappointed this time. We do hope you will visit us once again.

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Fantastic short and informative cruise on boat on the Thames on the famous regatta course. Couldn't believe how clean and comfortable the boat was even having a bar and padded seats. Only one level boat with great views. Would do again.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Suzy H, Public Relations Manager at Hobbs of Henley, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Thank you so much for leaving this lovely review, we are so thrilled you had a fab time. We hope to see you again soon!

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Jane J
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Response from Suzy H | Property representative |
Hi, only our boat the Hibernia has wheelchair access but unfortunately the toilets do not. Is there a particular boat or trip you were enquiring about?
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28 August 2017|
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Response from Suzy H | Property representative |
Hi, what boat were you hoping to take your dog on?
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Response from IljaD1970 | Reviewed this property |
If you click on the day you want to go and proceed to buy tickets it will tell you the time of sailing,
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