Experience the fun and adventure in Reading, United Kingdom by boat! Charter the 69 feet "Gema" Narrow boat for up to 8 people. Rate as low as $1,350 per week. Rates: Spring (Mar 24 - April 30) • Per Week: £1,350 • Weekend 3 night: £933 • Midweek 4 night: £943 Early summer (May 01 to Jun 01) • Per Week: £1,480 • Weekend 3 night: £960 • Midweek 4 night: £970 Summer (Jun 02 to Jun 25) • Per Week: £1,570 • Weekend 3 night: £1,035 • Midweek 4 night: £1,045 Regatta/festival & Rewind festival (Jun 26 to Jul 02) • Per Week: £1,650 • Weekend 3 night: £1,105 • Midweek 4 night: £1,115 Summer (Jul 03 to Sep 03) • Per Week: £1,754 • Weekend 3 night: £1,115 • Midweek 4 night: £1,125 Late Summer (Sep 04 to Sep 29) • Per Week: £1 480 • Weekend 3 night: £933 • Midweek 4 night: £943 Autumn (Sep 30 to Nov 12) • Per Week: £1,350 • Weekend 3 night: £933 • Midweek 4 night: £943 Deposit: • £300 What To Expect Onboard: Boat "Gema" is a 4 star rated narrowboat with 3 cabins that can be made up as singles or doubles, depending on guest's preference. The beds are all fully made up and towel hire is included in the price. The boat is fully insured for hire and we are a quality accredited boat yard implementing the safe handover scheme. Dogs (up to 2) are welcome at no extra charge. Cruise along some of the prettiest stretches of the River Thames to Henley-On-Thames and Windsor or upstream to Abingdon and Wallingford. Boat Specification • Length: 69 feet Narrowboat • Width: 7ft • Type: Cruiser Stern • Sleeps: 8 • Doubles (max): 4 • Singles (max): 4 • Showers: 1 • Toilets: 2 • Heating Radiator • Pets Allowed: Yes (max 2) • Electric Power: 240 Volts
I am excited to be a part of the GetMyBoat movement in making boats more accessible and affordable to others. I hope to get out on the water more and help boating grow.
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Full refund up to 5 days prior.
Terms and Conditions A number of persons: No person in excess of the number agreed at the time of reservation may occupy the boat. The number of people occupying the boat may not exceed the number on the booking form. Breach of this rule will terminate the contract without recompense to the client. Should you have guests visiting, please advise us before the booking. The total number of people on board (including those in your party) must not exceed 6 persons on boat Gina, 8 persons on Boat Gema and 8 persons on Boat Geanna (11 on static holidays). Health & safety: All persons using any part of the premises, boats or facilities, for whatever purpose and whether by invitation or otherwise, do so at their own risk, unless injury or damage to person or property sustained within the premises, boats or facilities was caused by, or resulted from our negligence or deliberate act or that of those for whom we are responsible. 5a) We have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all aspects of our cruises or holiday cruises are carried out punctually and efficiently. We do not, however, accept any responsibility for lateness or delay of the hirer, for any loss or damage to hirer’s luggage, personal possessions or other property, nor for any injury or accident suffered by hirer’s or their crew during the course of the hire period, howsoever caused. 5b) We reserves the right to cancel or alter all or any part of any cruise without prior notice, where it considers in its absolute discretion that there might be any risk to your comfort, health or safety or that the river conditions are unsafe for vessels to navigate as stated by the displayed ‘Red Boards or Yellow Increasing’ as displayed by the Environment Agency. In this event, for day /evening cruise bookings or self-drive boat holidays, We will offer an alternative cruise/holiday date or a credit note for a future booking of the same value. In the event of ’Red Boards’ any bookings on boat Geanna, where the boat is already in the holiday destination mooring, will still go ahead as the nature of this boat is to provide holiday accommodation in the destination choice originally agreed by the hirer and company. For self-drive holidays the £400 will be refunded if it is unsafe for hikers to drive the boat due to ‘Act Of God.’ In the event of severe weather or strong stream conditions it will not be safe to offer the complimentary cruise on Geanna . No refund /part refund / compensation will be offered in the event of the cruise not going ahead. 5c) To minimise fire hazard and for your safety, all boats are fitted with smoke detectors and smoke alarms. Under no circumstances must there be any smoking or naked flames (other than those on the gas hob) anywhere on the boat. 5d) In accordance with The Environment Agency (Thames Region) By-laws, all music must be kept to a minimum noise level so as not to disturb others or wildlife. In addition all music must be stopped when approaching and passing through a lock. Hikers are requested to control their parties from making undue noise when passing through a lock, and particularly late at night. Hirers are respectfully reminded to consider other river users and to keep all noise and music to a minimum so as not to disturb the enjoyment of other users of the River 5e) All rubbish must be disposed of in bins and under no circumstances must any rubbish be thrown into the Thames which is a contradiction of the by-laws. 5f) Hirers of self drive holidays must not attempt to drive / navigate the boat whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs (including medicinal drugs which affect ability to drive or operate machinery). This applies to the helmsman and crew. 5g) Life jackets must be worn at all times whilst the boat is underway by all persons on board. 6) Pets: The hirer must obtain prior permission if they wish to bring their dog. The hirer must tell the company that they are bringing their pet when making the booking. The hirer must bring a pet blanket or pet-basket as pets are allowed only on the clear understanding that in no circumstances may they lie on the bedding or on chairs. The hirer must also bring their dog’s own feeding and water bowls. Dogs must not be left unattended in the boat or elsewhere. If subsequent to making the booking the hirer wishes to take their dog or to take another dog, then please contact us so we can book this. If extra cleaning of your boat is required after the hire period because of the dog, a charge may be made. In the interest of visitors’ safety, and following government legislation, we are sorry we are unable to accept the following types of dog: American Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Fila Brasileiro and Dogo Argentino even where these types of dogs are muzzled as required by government legislation.Registered assistance dogs will be accepted free of charge. 7) Unreasonable behaviour. We have the right to repossess a boat at any time if in the reasonable opinion of us the hirer or any member of the party is unsuitable to remain in charge because of age, ill health, inexperience, suspected or actual influence of alcohol or drugs or any other reason, or because of irresponsible behaviour which is causing or is likely to cause danger to themselves or any other person(s) or damage to any property. In this situation, Myrivercruising will have no further responsibility or liability and no refunds will be made or expenses met. 8.) Exemption: For boating holidays, hirers are recommended to take out personal insurance. we shall not be liable for any matters arising from any cause beyond the company’s control or not due to the company’s negligence or wilful default including (without limitation) personal injury or death of hirer’s or their crew and passengers, loss or damage to property, breakdowns and mechanical delays, defects, damage, weather conditions, shortage of water, non-availability of fuel, or in respect of any consequential loss, damage, injury or claim. 9) Complaints: At the handover, the hirer shall check the contents of the boat and equipment fully. In the unlikely event of any deficiencies or shortcomings, the hirer must notify the company at the handover. The hirer shall sign an acceptance form before departure and thereafter the hirer is completely responsible for the boat, its operation, its equipment until it is handed back to us at the end of the hire. Any shortcomings subsequently discovered, shall be notified immediately to the company by telephone in order to give the company the opportunity to take any necessary remedial action. We shall not be liable for any matter which is not notified immediately and in any event, shall not be liable in respect of any matter which is notified at the end of the hire period. 11) Age limits, group bookings and unsuitable hirers: The hirer must be aged 25 years and over and must be present on the boat during the hire period. The boat must not be driven by anyone under the age of eighteen unless closely supervised by a competent adult. Where a boat is occupied by a group of mainly young persons, the hirer will ensure that a responsible person, over the age of 25 years, will be present on board and in charge of the group. The company, in its discretion, may cancel any booking in contravention of this condition, before or on the start date. In this event, any monies paid will be forfeited unless the company can re-let the boat. An administrative charge of 15% of the total booking price will be due in the event of the boat being able to be re-let. 12) The boat will be left in a clean and tidy condition with all washing up completed and all dishes put away and bins emptied. The Hirer shall make good/and or pay for all losses, damage or breakages to any fixture, fittings machinery or equipment. The Hirer will be liable for any costs incurred by us in respect of specialist cleaning due to vomiting or spillage by the hirer or any of the hirer’s guests or pets during the hire13) Mooring fees: It is the hirer’s responsibility to pay all mooring fees for the nights that they are moored in a location for the boat. Mooring fees vary according to where the boat is moored (in some locations there are no mooring fees). The hirer is liable for all Non-payment of fees or ‘penalty notices’ issued due to late payment or non-payment. Hirers are advised to display the mooring tickets visible in the window (bank side). It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure that mooring fees are paid promptly and visibly displayed. 14a) Self Drive Holidays At the start of the hire period, thorough training will be provided by a qualified RYA instructor. Following the tuition, if it is in our opinion that the hirer is unable to safely drive and control the vessel safely without risk to themselves and others, then we reserve the right not to permit the boat to be driven or crewed by the hirer. In this eventuality, the hirer can either pay for a skipper to pilot the boat for the duration or part duration of the hire period or they can stay on the boat moored up for the duration in a nearby location, but will not be allowed to drive the boat. No refund or recompense will be given in this eventuality. Hirers are not permitted to moor up overnight at the base as it is a working boat yard and no overnight mooring is allowed. 15) Check in times for Boat Geanna Reservations commence 15.00hrs on the day of arrival (April – September) In the event of you being delayed at the start of your holiday please notify us as soon as possible by phone so we can make arrangements to meet you at Boat Geanna. For self drive holidays, you must inform us immediately you know you are likely to miss the departure time. If your delay is significant and you arrive after 17.30hrs (April – August months) 15.00hrs (Sept – October months), it may not be possible to do the boat tuition on your starting day as we are unable to cruise after dusk. In this event we offer the following alternatives: You will spend the first night at the boarding point (or moored nearby) and we will try as far as reasonably possible to do the handover the following day. The time of your cruise the following day is dependent on extra crew being available as other cruises may well be operating. In this event a charge of £150 will be made to cover this cost. Your holiday will continue at the starting point until crew are available. No refund or compensation will be given in the event of your holiday booking being altered due to your missed departure time. 16) Self drive boating holidays Insurance & Accidents: Insurance: The boat is insured including its equipment and inventory against public liability risks. Personal accidents or loss or damage to personal effects are NOT covered. The hirer and their crew are advised to take out their own personal insurance cover, including cancellation insurance. Boat insurance and public liability insurance is included. the boat insurance excludes: damage to the rudder due to contact with a lock sill, speeding, skeg or stern gear, TV aerials, chimneys or malicious or intentional damage to the boat. The hirer is responsible for the safe return of the boat and for its safe navigation during the hire period. In the event of any accident or damage to the boat or other craft the hirer must: 16a) Obtain and record the name and registration number of the other boat and names and addresses of all parties involved, including the other boat owners and boat hirers and any witnesses. 16b) Notify the company immediately by telephone with full details of the accident including damage incurred. 16c) Not in any circumstances admit or allow other persons to admit liability to any other person 16d) Not to carry out or have carried out repairs without the consent of the company. 17) Breakdown, damage and repairs: It is the hirer’s responsibility to take reasonable care of the boat and its equipment and to return the boat in a clean and tidy condition. The hirer shall notify the company in the case of breakdown, damage, theft or loss and shall comply fully with the instructions of us. The hirer must not have repairs undertaken without the company’s prior approval and consent. Myrivercruising will endeavour to provide assistance as soon as reasonably possible. The hirer is responsible for getting the boat off mud banks or from where it has gone aground. The hirer is responsible for removal of weeds and debris, rope and other matter entangled in the propeller. The engine must be turned off and the key must be removed from the ignition when this is being carried out. The hirer will notify the company if any of these operations cannot be carried out without risk or accident and damage. The hirer shall have no claim on the company as a result of failures of the boat or breakdown and its equipment or for any delays caused by repairs to the boat. Failure to comply with the company’s instructions may result in the hirer being liable for any damage or loss incurred. 18) TV Signal: Boats are fitted with a digital TV aerial and with a satellite and also TV aerial. Sometimes it is not possible to receive a signal (i.e. if trees are close by). Should it not be possible to receive a signal, there will be no refund or compensation given. 19) Toilets: The toilets in Boats are fitted with a macerator. Only ingested matter and toilet tissue provided may be flushed down the toilet. Under no circumstance are any other items to be put in the toilet (wet wipes, nappies, sanitary items, other tissues etc) as these will block the toilet. A charge will be made in the event of the toilet becoming blocked due to these items. The hirer shall notify the company immediately should the toilet become blocked. A bin is provided for disposal of items. The changeover of cassettes is easy and will be explained in the boat handover. If cassettes are left over-flowing, the extra cleaning cost will be deducted from the breakage deposit. Full cassettes may be left in the stern locker and will be collected for emptying by our staff. It is the responsibility of the hirer to acquaint each member of his party with the above conditions of hire as laid down by the company.