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Boat Gema - A beautiful narrowboat on Thames

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Cruise and explore some of the most stunning parts of the River Thames at your own pace. Boat Gema is a delightful 4 star narrowboat that has a fresh and modern feel but without losing the quaint charm of an English narrowboat. Cruise to Henley-On-Thames, Marlow and Windsor and sample the many pubs along the way. Explore the picturesque English countryside that can only ever be seen from the River or the canals. Boat Gema has 3 cabins that can be made up as single beds or double beds sleeping 6 people. The dinette in the saloon converts to a double bed providing extra accommodation for 2 people, making this ideal for 8 persons. If you don't want to drive the boat you can use the boat as a base moored in Henley-On-Thames. For larger groups, why not also book Boat Geanna (sleeps 11) or bo...Cruise and explore some of the most stunning parts of the River Thames at your own pace. Boat Gema is a delightful 4 star narrowboat that has a fresh and modern feel but without losing the quaint charm of an English narrowboat. Cruise to Henley-On-Thames, Marlow and Windsor and sample the many pubs along the way. Explore the picturesque English countryside that can only ever be seen from the River or the canals. Boat Gema has 3 cabins that can be made up as single beds or double beds sleeping 6 people. The dinette in the saloon converts to a double bed providing extra accommodation for 2 people, making this ideal for 8 persons. If you don't want to drive the boat you can use the boat as a base moored in Henley-On-Thames. For larger groups, why not also book Boat Geanna (sleeps 11) or boat Gina which sleeps up to 6 people and have the boats moored together? A boating holiday on Boat Gema is a great way to enjoy a narrowboat holiday, whether you are first time 'boater' or more experienced. We provide 2 hours tuition before your holiday starts by a qualified RYA instructor so that you are confident driving the boat and can enjoy your holiday. The interior in Boat Gema is finished to a high standard with light oak bespoke panelling, a light spacious feel to the saloon and kitchen areas. The saloon opens out on the front deck so you can eat outside while taking in the beautiful countryside as you cruise along. The boat comes with central heating via radiators and a fuel burner stove to keep you warm and cosy in the cooler months. The beds are all made up and bed linen, towels, shampoo all come as standard with a welcome pack to get your holiday off to a good start. Narrowboat holidays are suitable for all ages and there is something for everyone to do, whether it's crewing the boat or simply sitting on the front deck sipping Pimms watching the world go past. Narrowboat holidays on the River Thames are easy with the locks being manned by lock keepers and easy stretches of the Thames to navigate through. The holiday on Boat Gema is ideal for families, couples holidaying togehter or hen parties. The boat is of a high standard and we hope you enjoy your holiday so much so, that you won't want to leave! The price includes: Boat hire, bed linen and towels, life jacket hire,boat insurance and tuition. Diesel fuel is excluded and is £60 supplement.More
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Jane A
Languages spoken:German, English
Response Rate:90%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2007
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

I was particularly impressed by the careful instruction given to us before putting us in charge of this narrow boat. I had last been on one about 40 years previously when we used to holiday on the canals as a family of 5. I have...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

I went with friends and stayed on Gema. We had very comprhensive instruction that was very well delivered and gave us all we needed to know. Having never been on a Barge before i wasn't sure what to expect but the facilities aboard were wonderful...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Amazing long weekend spent on this very comfortable boat. The owner gave us thorough and excellent training so we felt confident when we set off. The boat had central heating & a wood burner, v comfortable beds, plenty of pillows & blankets. Swanky shower, 2...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Juliana A
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We booked the boat for the weekend for my husbands birthday. We had a great weekend traveling from Caversham to Maidenhead and back - we would gave got further but rain stopped play on Sunday - however the boat was well quipped for an indoor...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Sheffle
Reviewed May 17, 2018

This was our 2nd weekend break with family and friends, this year we picked up Gema Narrow Boat from Caversham, we meet Jane for the hand over who was very helpful. Started at Caversham traveled to Henley, Marlow, Sonning then back to Caversham, such a...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Irene H
janeasher, VR Owner at Boat Gema - A beautiful narrowboat on Thames, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Thank you for your positive comments. Despite the technical hitch we are pleased you all had a great time and enjoyed your boating holiday. We look forward to seeing you next year. Jane and Rob and Sam

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
DVD Player
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Water Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Waterfront
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Boat Available
Balcony
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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