If you know that the source of the River Thames can be found in the Cotswolds, then it won't surprise you to hear that The Thames plays host to many river cruises in the Cotswolds.
'Inglesham' is a replica Thames launch purpose built for public trips and charter cruises on the River Thames.
For charter cruises, up to 12 passengers can join the experienced crew while they take you on a wide variety of cruises from simple river tours of the upper Thames, through to extended whole day expeditions.
Private group charters are available from Easter until 1st October and a 2 hour cruise can cost as little as £90, while an all day charter starts at £240.
Public trips on 'Inglesham' are available (subject to weather and river conditions) aboard the Thames launch Inglesham throughout the summer season (on weekends and Bank Holidays), departing from the south bank of the river from the popular Riverside Park.
A range of cruises is available from 1 hour charters up to a full day trip.
Telephone 01453 752568 to make a booking or if you have an enquiry.
If you fancy navigating the River Thames yourself, rather than joining a public cruise, then Cotswold Boat Hire operate from The Trout Inn in Lechlade.
Small hourly hire boats are available for collection between 10:00am and 4:00pm Saturdays and Sundays without reservation. Mid-week we have some availability (subject to suitable river/weather conditions) but you need to make a quick telephone call to arrange. )
They offer hourly hire boats (both rowing and electric), day cabin cruisers and holiday and weekend cruisers.
Cotswold Boat Hire are located at the Head of the Thames so you can hire a boat to cruise the local area or for longer hires cruise the full length of the non tidal River Thames.
Overnight cruiser "Avalon" has 2 bedrooms and will sleep up to 6 adults. The largest day cruiser is suitable for 8 people. House trained dogs are welcome.
For bookings and enquiries telephone 01793 727083
Cotswold River Cruises arrange river cruises and pleasure trips on the River Thames from its base in Lechlade-on-Thames.
They cater for all sorts of private charter trips including Group Tours Outings, Parties, Hen nights and Buffets Family Celebrations.
Their craft "Adventures" has been operating at Lechlade on Thames since 2002 and can even be used for business meetings, away days, and other corporate entertainment functions.
Depending on the type of function being hosted at the time, the capacity of the vessel is anything from 15 to 40 people.
To contact Cotswold River Cruises, telephone 01367 250013