Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta boat trips, river taxis and boat hire

Travel to the ultimate rowing event of the year in style with Hobbs

River transport to and from the Regatta 

There really can be no better way to experience the world’s most prestigious rowing event, the Henley Royal Regatta, than by travelling or witnessing it from the very river on which the races take place. Hobbs of Henley can help you get closer to the action this year by offering you many ways to cruise down the Thames and experience this 177 year old event, whether you’re travelling as a member of the public or would like to charter a boat for a corporate event. See below for more.

Regatta boat trip and taxi

Let our boats take the effort out of getting to and from Henley’s biggest annual event, with a 45 min trip to the venue of this year’s Regatta. Our river taxis depart from Pier 3 at Hobbs and disembark at Temple Island Meadows, just below the start line. Perfect for a spot of lunch, afternoon tea or a summer Pimms - and just a few minutes away from the hospitality enclosures and the famous Barn Bar, with live music throughout the day.  

These tickets can be booked online in advance at a discounted rate. They can be purchased at full price on the day but only subject to availability. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before to secure your preferred sailing time and board.

Online Pre Booked Prices
Day Ticket Type Depart
Wed/Thurs/Fri Single Adult - £10.00
Child U16 - £5
Sat/Sun Single Adult - £13.00
Child U16 - £8
Wed/Thurs/Fri Return Adult - £14.00
Child U16 - £8
Sat/Sun Return Adult - £18.00
Child U16 - £11
Ticket Price on the day (if available)
Day Ticket Type Depart
Wed/Thurs/Fri Single Adult - £12.50
Child U16 - £7
Sat/Sun Single Adult - £16
Child U16 - £11
Wed/Thurs/Fri Return Adult - £17.50
Child U16 - £9.50
Sat/Sun Return Adult - £21
Child U16 - £13.00
From Hobbs
Pier 3
(Temple Island Meadows)
(The Start)
(Temple Island Meadows)
(The Start)
10:00 10:45 10:50
11:30 12:15 12:20
13:00 13:45 13:50
14:30 15:15 15:20
16:00 16:45 16:50
17:30 18:15 18:20
Extra sailings Weds 28 June to Sat 1 July (not Sun)    
19:00 19:45 19:50

Chauffeured boats & large vessel charters

For a private or corporate trip to the Regatta why not charter one of our luxury chauffeured launches where you can enjoy one of the finest views on the river, relaxing and sipping champagne while our experienced skippers take the helm. 

We have four, 12-seater elegant Edwardian style launches that are perfect for a summer's day or evening on the river, a luxury Linssen motor cruiser which can hold up to 10 passengers and our elite Olympic launches which carry up to 10. And to make your trip even more of an event, you can even choose one of our supplier’s sumptuous hampers, leaving you free to enjoy the river in comfort and style. 

If you are looking to cater for a larger party then one of our luxurious passenger vessels could be ideal. Whether it’s corporate entertaining or a social event, one of our large passenger boats can be hired for up to 125 guests.

Self-drive boats – day hire

While many of our self- drive fleet are brought into service as chauffeured launches during the Regatta, some are still available to hire for the day such as our four seater Pearly launches. For details of the boats available and prices please Contact us.

Regatta Finals Day

We are also running a river cruise on Regatta Finals Day on Sunday 2nd July on The Waterman from 12.30 – 1.30pm for just £15 per person. What better way to watch the finals in action? THIS IS NOW SOLD OUT 
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