Book Rowing
Recreational rowing on beautiful waterways
Telephone: +44 (0) 73 99 30 37 31
Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm

About Row England


Novice to expert, river to ocean; we provide resources, skills and services to make sure you safely get the recreational rowing experience you want.

Attention to detail and commitment to service make the Row England difference. We’re based in Oxford, United Kingdom.

Our expertise is in traditional boats. We partner with the World’s club and commercial rowing community to extend our services:


Rowing Tours & Camps

Tours include; package, bespoke, non-UK, specialist – for example with a  historical or literary focus, and can include accommodation or logistics as required. We partner with Rowing The World for sliding seat tours. More about Rowing Tours & Camps.

Group, Individual & Corporate Rowing Challenge

Guidance, support and training to deliver your challenge plans.  We can help with entry to organised races such as the Great River Race, Ocean to City or Vogalonga. We partner with Row Challenge for offshore challenges.

Skiff Hire

Bare-boat hire in traditional Thames Skiffs and other craft. We can blend this with a range of ‘Concierge’ services as required. Whatever services you use, you’ll always get detailed advice on how to comfortably navigate your chosen waterway.

Chauffeured Rowing Experiences

Be rowed gently up The Thames in one of our 100 year old Skiffs for an ‘Alice in Wonderland Boat picnic’ or be transferred to your riverside restaurant during Henley Regatta or Festival. We partner with Thames Vintage Boat Hire for Chauffeured Rowing experiences.

A few other things we do..

Advice: We genuinely love to talk about rowing, so if you’re looking for pointers in ‘the right direction..’ or just want to tell us what you’re up to – don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Boat mooring, repairs and logistics: We can help with that too!

River pollution and campaigning: Rivers and Oceans are our habitat. We organise and advocate plastic picking outings to help keep our house in order. Please contact us to find out how you can help.

Meet our crew…

Jan Holloway

Jan Holloway

A club rower, qualified Maritime & Coastguard Agency Boat Master, Royal Yachting Association Instructor and Yacht Master. Jan has worked on the river for many a year, including 13 years as a skipper for Oxford River Cruises.


Jed Dale

Boat Builder and river enthusiast Jed has been on the river since childhood, when he would swim in the locks and back waters. Jed has rowed the length and breadth of the Thames many times, often sleeping under the stars on the way, or bivouacking under his canoe.


Row England Limited Registered Office: Hampden House, Monument Park, Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, OX44 7RW

the time is now! Rowing Challenge 2021

Personal, charity and corporate challenges - contact us for more info on Rowing Challenges in 2021

2021 Rowing Challenge