Sailing along the river Thames is an unmissable experience if you are a real Londoner, or even if you are just visiting the British capital and its leafy suburbs in the county of Surrey. A boat hire in the river Thames and the small towns along this iconic stretch of water – for example a boat hire in Chertsey – is the best way to admire the evergreen beauty of the English countryside on a Click&Boat boat.
A good starting point for a sailing tour on a houseboat or a narrowboat along Thames could be Chertsey in the Runnymede borough of Surrey, just one hour on the train (28 miles) from London. It’s a picturesque city, typical of glorious old pastoral England, surrounded by lush meadows and green pastures. Surrey’s idyllic landscape inspired some of the giants of English literature, such as C.S. Lewis, author of the Narnia books.
A boat hire in Chertsey can take you to Oxfordshire where you can admire splendorous riverside houses and cottages facing the river’s narrow canals. The area is full of green hills and farmland, as well as picturesque towns where some of England’s most covered mansions are located. Its gem is of course the University of Oxford, one of oldest academic institutions in the world. From your boat you can admire Oxford’s famous architecture, including the city’s numerous spires.
On Click&Boat you can find a wide range of boats available to hire in Chertsey and all over the UK, from comfortable houseboats to classic sailboats and modern motorboats. You can hire a boat in Chertsey with out without a skipper, depending on your boating qualifications and experience. Just register on the website and contact the boat owner to arrange the details of your trip.
In Chertsey, privately owned yachts are available for charter. See other yachts in the area.