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Relax and enjoy a lovely cruise on one of the most beautiful stretches of the river Thames. Whether for a special occasion, a preprandial excursion or a fun outing with family or friends, Pure Boating has a boat for you.

This season we are pleased to offer a combination of self-drive and skippered boat hire from 3 convenient locations on the Thames: Wallingford, Moulsford and Streatley.

TO BOOK: Choose a date to see the boats we have available on that day.

Happy Cruising!

PS. If you are looking for a luxury river yacht experience between Henley-on-Thames and Reading (with a full day hire minimum), check out 'The Inkling'.

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Parking & Directions


How to get there

Our hire boats and kiosk are located near the Wallingford bridge, at the bottom of the steps adjacent to the Boat House pub terrace, across the river from the Riverside Park & Pools splash-park. (Use postcode OX10 0BL to locate our site, if you are coming by foot.)

If you are coming by car, use the Riverside Car Park.


The Riverside Car Park (postcode OX10 8EB), right across the river from our Wallingford boat hire location, is the closest place to park your car when you visit us.

Once your car is parked, it is a short 4 minute walk across the Wallingford bridge and then down the steps on your right. 

How to get there

Our hire boat is located at The Beetle & Wedge Riverside Inn & Restaurant on Ferry Lane in Moulsford, Oxfordshire (OX10 9JF).

Please have a look at the parking information below.


Parking spaces at The Beetle & Wedge are very limited, so (unless you have also pre-booked a meal) please park in the village car park at the Recreation Ground, which is located a 7 minute walk away on the main road between Streatley and Wallingford.

(Use postcode OX10 9JE to find this car park.) 

How to get there

Our hire boats are located at The Swan at Streatley hotel.

By ROAD: Leave the M4 at Junction 12 and take the exit towards Theale, go straight over the first roundabout. At the second roundabout take the A340 to Pangbourne, and once there the A329 to Streatley.

In Streatley turn right at the first set of traffic lights. The Swan at Streatley is on the left hand side just before the bridge. (Use postcode RG8 9HR)

By RAIL: There is a regular service from Reading to Goring & Streatley which takes just 15 minutes. The hotel and our boat hire location are located half a mile (a 15 minute walk) from the railway station.

When coming BY RAIL please follow the directions from the Goring & Streatley railway station in the map below.


Parking at The Swan at Streatley is very limited and is therefore mainly reserved for hotel guests & diners. Boat hire customers without a hotel booking or dinner reservations are strongly encouraged to come on foot, by bicycle or by train, or to park at the Streatley Recreation Ground if you must come by car.

When coming BY ROAD, please use the Streatley Recreation Ground car park (postcode RG8 9HU), located a 3-minute walk away from The Swan at Streatley. See the map below for walking directions.

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We are a self-drive and skippered day boat hire company on one of the most beautiful reaches of the River Thames between Reading (Berkshire) and Wallingford (Oxfordshire). Since opening Pure Boating back in 2015 our electric hire boats have silently graced the river between Wallingford and Streatley.

Our crew are passionate about the River Thames and know the boating environment intimately. They can advise not only on river safety and boat operation but also on where to picnic, good riverside restaurants, where the kingfishers fly and the Loddon lilies grow. 

Hire Locations

Boat House pub
High Street
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
OX10 0BL

The Swan at Streatley
High Street
Streatley, Berkshire

The Beetle & Wedge
Ferry Lane
Moulsford, Oxfordshire
OX10 9JF

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 07436 812508

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