Self Drive Boat Hire

The Electric Boat Company maintain and operate a 100% electric fleet of luxury self drive hire boats uniquely positioned on some of the most picturesque reaches of the Thames.

Available from Marlow, Cliveden (Taplow) and Runnymede April to October

The Compleat Angler Hotel. Marlow.

Our boats in Marlow operate from The Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel (available to non-residents), renowned for it's enviable position opposite All Saints' Church.

Here you'll find two of our Edwardian style Frolic 21 launches available from April to October. These seat a maximum of 6 adults and are priced from just £70 with reduced rates for bookings of 6 hours or more.

New for 2023: We have now launched our brand new 10 seat Corsiva 650 electric boat, the epitome of luxury. Available via our online booking there is no better way to enjoy this idyllic area of the Thames.

Our most popular options from Marlow are generally 1 hour, 3 hours or a full day of 6-8 hours.

Cliveden Estate, National Trust. Taplow.

We are delighted to be working in association with the National Trust to provide an extensive boating offer at Cliveden Estate.

A brand new, custom built fleet launched in 2020 comprised of four self drive electric boats alongside rowing boats, canadian canoes and even a unique pedal powered boat. For those who prefer a skippered option we also run ticketed trips daily aboard our beautiful Frolic 31 launch.

Our operation at Cliveden Estate is branded as 'Boating at Cliveden' - further information and online booking can be found on it's dedicated website at

Electric Boat Hire in Marlow

Dapdune Wharf, National Trust. Guildford.

Our newest site is located at the historic Dapdune Wharf on the River Wey in the heart of Guildford.

The unique Wey Navigation was built 100 years before the Canal Age and played a crucial role in transporting timber to rebuild London after the Great Fire.

Nowadays the waterway is used entirely for pleasure, a unique oasis of nature flowing through Guildford town centre. Discover the Wey yourself aboard one of our Edwardian Style Electric Launches or unique Pedal Boat. Our boats here are branded as 'Boating at Dapdune' - further information and online booking can be found on it's dedicated website at

Electric Boat Hire in Guildford

The Runnymede on Thames Hotel. Runnymede.

Two Frolic 21 launches can be found downriver at Runnymede in conjunction with The Runnymede on Thames Hotel.

The day to day operation of these boats is managed by the hotel, for further information and to make a booking please see the hotel website.

Boat Hire at The Runnymede on Thames Hotel