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Boat Gema - A beautiful narrowboat on Thames

Very good
7 reviews
Narrowboat Holidays River Thames - Boat Gema moored in Henley-On-Thames
Cruise along the River Thames on your own narrowboat. Boat Gema passing through Caversham, Reading
Cruise at your own pace, visit the many beautiful pubs, towns along the way
Stern deck on Boat Gema gives ample room for driving the boat
Explore the River Thames on your own self-drive boating holiday. Full tuition provided before you go
Boat Gema cruising in Caversham, Reading
Cruising through Caversham
Arriving at Henley-On-Thames
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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England
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 t...
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About the Owner, Jane A
Languages spoken: German, English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 14 days ago
Listed since : Jan 2007
Overall rating: 4.9 / 5.0
Based on 44 reviews and 5 properties
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Listing #HL5365267
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Very good - based on 7 reviews
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Irene H
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in May 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 lovely route. The Gema is a very comfortable with 3 double bedrooms, well equipped with...

Management response:

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


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Graham B
Lindos, Greece
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in May 2018

We arrived at 12.30, inspected the boat, did the handover and was on the way by 2pm which gave us plenty of time to travel to Henley our first stop. The boat was lovely and clean with fresh towels and bedding. We had a few little niggles with one of the toilets and the aerial lead was broken off the...

Management response:

Thank you for your feedback which we have taken onboard. We are delighted you had a lovely holiday and look forward to seeing you again. Jane and Rob and Sam


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Emsworth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This was our first time on a narrow boat, from the start we received a warm welcome from the owner of Gema and after tuition through a lock we were off on our way!. Gema is a beautiful boat, very well equipped and cosy. We chose to take the route to Henley On Thames, the scenery is beautiful, lots of...

Management response:

We'd love to see you again and are delighted you had a great holiday. Thank you for your lovely comments. Jane, Sam and Rob


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  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Boat Available
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Double Beds:(4)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Half Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(6)
  • Sofa Beds:(2)
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check out: 10:00 AM
The price is for a self drive boating holiday and includes tuition, life jackets, diesel, bed linen and towels and boat insurance Dogs are welcome free of charge. The boat has...
    1 Half bath
    2 Showers
    6 Twins
    4 Fulls
    2 Sofas
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 3 nights
RM 1,613
RM 1,613
RM 7,400
30 Apr 2018 -
31 May 2018
Spring 2018
3 nights
RM 1,427
RM 1,895
RM 8,412
1 Jun 2018 -
24 Jun 2018
Early Summer
3 nights
RM 1,523
RM 2,034
RM 8,891
25 Jun 2018 -
1 Jul 2018
Henley Regatta
3 nights
RM 1,619
RM 2,156
RM 9,317
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Malaysian Ringgit and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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