Homes of the Rich and Famous

Lunch Cruise £27.50 Tea Cruise £23.95

An increasingly popular addition to our scheduled Programme of Events. A glimpse into the worlds of entertainment stars, captains of industry and commerce, oil rich Arabs, the aristocracy and assorted lottery millionaires.

Our locally-born skippers know all there is to know, and more! This tour will let you into the inside secrets of the inhabitants of some of the finest waterside houses in the country. We offer two daytime Tours, one luncheon cruise from Noon to 3 p.m. and one covering an Afternoon Tea, from 2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. Starting from Maidenhead Riverside Gardens, near the Bridge, we cruise past the old home of Diana Dors, scene of many a riotous party, before entering Cliveden Reach, where the majestic home of the Astor family lies on the top of the hill, the starting point for the 'Profumo Scandal'.

Past the Waterside Inn, famed hostelry of the Roux brothers, onto the strangely named Monkey Island with its amazing Hotel. Michael Parkinson, Billy Connolly, Sheila Ferguson of the Three Degrees, Gerald Ratner and Anthony Worall-Thompson, are all down by the river.

Stories of the notorious 'Botany Bay', the Thames' very own 'red light' district, the pretty cottage of Edward VII's mistress, Lillie Langtry and much more!

While aimed at groups we have so many dates scheduled small parties are welcome. Just call us and we can give you a list of dates. See separate brochure for menus. There is tea and coffee and a full cash bar available on every trip.

Please note a minimum of 36 people are required for the cruise to run. Smaller groups may be possible. Just call and ask for list of available dates.

Cruises run from April to October. This cruise will not be available during the week of Henley Regatta 1st to the 5th of July. Mondays between May and end of June may be disrupted by the Windsor race days.