What you'll do
We will meet in Walton at the Anglers Pub where I will welcome you on board. After a coffee and a croissant I will introduce you to the boat and the safety procedures while on board. Starting from Walton on Thames we will be cruising the Surrey stretch of the River Thames between Walton and Hampton Court Palace where out trip will end. This is a very hands on Experience and you will be encouraged to join in with the handling of the boat and locks we will encounter. Is good fun and you will go away having learned something about the boat, the locks and the lifestyle on the river! All seasons are very picturesque and a good camera is a must! With the usual clothing suitable to season and weather forecast don't forget a warm jumper, waterproof jacket and easy on-off shoes as they are not allowed below deck. There will be plenty of soft drinks, tea, coffee and snacks to keep you going. A good riverside pub will be never too far. This Experience is a one way trip between Walton on Thames and Hampton Court Palace. Both Location are well connected to Waterloo Stations with trains running every 30 minutes. PLEASE NOTE: Solo travellers and couples are most welcome but please check with me before booking, will try to fit you in with other guests. In alternative please book through the 'Private Group' section where a minimum price is set to run the experience.
Born in Italy, British Citizen, European at heart. My passion for boats started on the Adriatic Sea when I was a teenager. Since, I have sailed extensively in Italy, Croatia, The Solent and I have also completed the crossing of the Tasman Sea between Sydney and Bay of Island, New Zealand. I have lived in London for over 20 years and the Thames is for me a natural connection to the sea. Over the years I have explored every corner of it and I have come to appreciate and love all the different aspects this river has to offer. This passion for boats, sea and the Thames is at the heart of my Experience.
Coffee and teas on arrival with croissants and pastries that will be available throughout the Experience.
soft drink, teas, coffee.
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Where you'll be
We operate on the river Thames between Shepperton Marina, Hampton Court Palace, River Wey and Chertsey.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Please note: Solo travellers and couples are most welcome but please check with me before booking, will try to fit you in with other guest. Unfortunately I can't run Experiences with just one or two person!
Autumn colors at Hampton Court Palace