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“One of the BEST weekends away I have had in long time”

Blackfeather Boat Charter
Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Wargrave
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Owner description: Blackfeather Boat is moored in Wargrave, Berkshire and is available to charter along the River Thames to and from areas such as Henley-on-Thames, Marlow, Windsor & Eton, Shiplake, Sonning and other surrounding areas. Blackfeather boat is ideal for families, private parties, corporate events or even fishing trips. Whether you fancy an evening cruise or a top day out to see one of Henley's events this summer such as the Royal Regatta, Henley Music Festival or even Rewind Festival. Whatever the day you want we can you help you plan a memorable boat day in Berkshire, Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire. The itinerary is yours to choose.
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“One of the BEST weekends away I have had in long time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

I stayed on the Blackfeather for a long weekend with a group of girlfriends. The boat was beautiful, everyone went above and beyond to ensure we had the most wonderful time and it was moored in the most beautiful part of England which gave us the opportunity to sail to the most beautiful parts of Poole and have long lovely lunches.

Thank you Blackfeather - you went above and beyond to ensure we had the most fabulous weekend on a beautiful boat.

Kendra Leaver

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great fun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

We hired Blackfeather for a Stag trip to Cowes. What a fantastic idea (even if I am the best man) and day. I am fairly confident we drank everything on the boat bar the engine oil. Russ (skipper for the day) was great, the weather sunny and the sea calm. Couldn't have asked for
more. Russ even managed a fake breakdown of the boat as a wind up for one member
of the party who had an important train to catch on Saturday to get up to
Manchester for a Christening where he was a Godfather. He played the role
superbly for 5 mins as we bobbed about in the solent! Would recommend this to anyone for any day outing.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“May Bank Holiday Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

The Radio DJ on the way South to Poole asked if listeners were in May Bank Holiday Heaven or the other form of Bank Holiday. Once we arrived on Blackfeather, we knew we were clearly in Heaven.

Everything was so convenient. We were able to park very close to the boat and grab a fantastic cappucino right out in front before boarding (clearly, very important necessities). The boat is perfectly docked across from a cafe and Tesco and only a 5minute walk from Poole's high street making dinner decisions for a group so easy (if you decide to dine off the boat) and also a weekend away with only 5minutes to pack worry free.

The boat's layout is also great for groups. We found that we could all sit around together or find separate areas to chat around the boat. I especially loved lounging on the sunbeds on the bow and sitting in the eagle's nest which provided a great 360 view to watch all the excitement of the Harbour. It was really nice to see all the diversity of boats in the harbour and feel the fresh wind and sunshine.

The captain was great and really tailored the day to the group. We had never been to Poole before so he took us on a tour of the harbour, around Brownsea and out to Old Harry and then anchored for lunch. We never felt time pressure and were able to just go with the flow of what the group desired at any point. It was exactly what we needed.

Overall it was fantastic. The boat's condition is pristine. I had even forgotten that it's kept in salt water! I was really amazed by how well the woodwork has been kept. The BBQ was a nice added bonus and the boat also comes with an oven and gas stove--a hot cup of tea while out at sea? Yes please! The boat had everything to make you feel like you hadn't left the comforts of your own home but with the best view imaginable, and nothing beats being gently rocked to sleep while the sun warms your face.

We have decided to make this an annual tradition and look forward to our next trip! Thanks again Blackfeather!

Visited May 2013
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Marlow, United Kingdom
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“FAB !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Great boat moored very conveniently on Poole quay . Welcoming host ready with a lovely glass of bubbly and delicious nibbles. Very smiley crew who did everything to make our day out fun and enjoyable. Excellent catering with on deck BBQ and even perfect sunny weather was served up !
A super day out and Poole harbour is a beautiful location to start your trip

Visited May 2013
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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“Things to do before you die!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

As a group of old school friends who formed a "club" following meeting up again at the funeral of a sadly missed friend, we were looking for a day out together with a bit of a difference. A chance remark from someone led us to Simon and Blackfeather. What a great day we had. Whilst the weather wasn't particularly on our side the day was still brilliant. Simon catered for our every need and we even had an impromptu "Old Skool" pop quiz. The recommendation for evening dinner was splendid and with Simon as our invited guest we wined and dined until the early hours.

A repeat opportunity now looms ahead as we have booked again and the only thing that can be improved upon is the weather and that's looking hopeful too!

In short, if you fancy a slightly different day out, some great fun whilst not busting the bank then book Blackfeather now befors it's too late.

Visited May 2012
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