Hiring a rowing skiff for a weekend, week, or longer, offers a wonderful way to explore the River Thames. Camping on the river bank offers a unique experience of a slower life where the pace and stresses of the modern world can be left behind.
We offer one way or round trip skiff hire. Popular routes are Oxford to London (approx. 6 days), Oxford to Lechlade (approx. 3 days) or for the adventurous, Lechlade to London. In total the Thames offers 130 miles of navigable river upstream of London. Camp sites, riverside pubs and beautiful scenery are plentiful and for the most part the rowing is easy.
Even an inexperienced crew can expect to cover 10-15 miles a day.
We will provide the boat, cover, mooring pins, ropes, buoyancy aids, a map, a guide to the river (including distance charts and navigation advice), the relevant licence and insurance. You will need to bring your own camping equipment.
Our rowing skiffs cost £95 per day to hire and can carry 3 people. One way hires incur a collection / drop off fee which is usually between £120 to £180.
Example pricing: Oxford to London (one way)
6 day hire at £95 per day – £570
Boat collection from London – £180
Total cost: £750
Ready to Book?
To begin the booking process, please contact us to discuss your requirements. Once we’ve agreed the details of your trip and skiff availability we’ll ask you to fill out the on-line Skiff Hire Booking Form. When we receive this we’ll send final confirmation.