Self Drive FAQs
What is your address?
Our self-drive boats are located at:
Is there a place to park my car?
Yes there is! However, as there is very limited space, only one car per hire is recommended and there is a charge of 10 per car payable thereafter.
What is your cancellation policy?
We only accept cancellations or reschedules up to 48 hours in advance regardless of the weather.
I didn't recieve my confirmation email?
Please allow 12 hours for your confirmation email to be sent.
What ID do I need to bring?
The lead hirer should bring a form of Government issued ID with them on the day.
How do I pay my damage deposit?
Credit card on the day. We DO NOT accept cash.
Can I pick the boat of my choice?
Boats will be allocated on arrival and are unable to be selected by hirers.
What is the speed restriction?
Speed restriction on the river is strictly 5 miles per hour and all our boats are limited.
Where can we go on our self drive?
90 minute bookings are not permitted to pass through locks - area of travel is between Penton Hook Lock and Chertsey Lock ONLY
Who can I bring with me?
Anyone is welcome on our self-drives.
Do I need to bring my own food and drink?
Bring your own - OR visit our RECOMMENDATIONS to arrange outside catering, graze boxes or picnics in advance
Do you provide life jackets?
Yes, life jackets are provided.
Do I need a skippers licence?
No licence or experience is required to drive our self-drive boats. Guideance is provided and also see our video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmgHKlDiGMc
Where are you located?
Do you have a map?
We recommend using the "OPEN CANAL MAP" APP for directions and details during your cruise. You are able to see where you are, mooring locations, etc and can even zoom in to get 'street view'!
Can I bring a dog?
Dogs are welcome - but please keep them on a lead within the marina!
Can I bring babies / children?
Can I book a skippered cruise instead of a self-drive?
We are currently working on an instant bookings calendar for our skippered cruising boats but in the meantime, please email your request to email@example.com and we will respond ASAP.