Luxury Breaks on Kailani. Canal and River Cruising at its Best. 

5 star Full Board Holidays Afloat with Skipper and Crew.

Travelling on Kailani

Kailani is the UK’s most exclusive luxury wide beam hotel boat for up to 4 guests in private en-suite cabins. River and canal cruises include the Grand Union and Kennet & Avon Canals,  River Thames and the Lee & Stort Navigation.  Kailani is the only Hotel Boat licensed to cruise the Tidal Thames through central London/The London Ring. Kailani fulfills the growing needs of discerning travellers seeking peace and relaxation whilst cruising first class. Kailani has 2 dedicated crew  to give guests a 5 star fully catered experience.

Awarded 5 stars by Visit England Hotel Boat Category for the third year

Visit England rating

Visit England 5 star rating

The Hotel Boat Kailani

  • 3 – 7 Night Cruises
  • Explore the Waterways of Southern England
  • All Meals Included
  • Wine with Evening Meal
  • Licensed Bar
  • En-Suite Cabins
  • Bow Seating Area
  • Choose Your Cruise – Pure Relaxation or Get Involved
  • Information hotline  +44 (0) 7447 051558
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The Kailani is Different

Unlike other hotel boat operators, we welcome children on a full boat family booking and will do our best to ensure all the family have a truly enjoyable and memorable river or canal cruise. Take a look at the following pages and view our routes and destinations. From all the Kailani management and crew, we wish you a wonderful experience. Now, prepare to be impressed.

Winner, IWA Lionel Munk Trophy 2013

Kailani achieved the prestigious Lionel Munk Trophy for the best commercially built boat 2013. Awarded at the Inland Waterways Association Festival held at Cassiobury Park, Watford, this also recognises the craftsmanship of the boat builders Aqualine Marine Ltd.

Awarded 5 Stars for Food Hygiene

We are proud that the Food Standards Agency has awarded Kailani the highest rating of 5 stars, acknowledging our chef’s hard work in food hygiene, noting that all meals on board are freshly produced. Where possible locally sourced fresh foods and ingredients are used.

Kailani is fully licensed for the sale of alcohol.  We provide a broad selection of beer, wines and spirits, including champagne.

Food Hygiene