We are based at the heart of the Upper Thames and cruise through some of the most stunning reaches of the Thames from Henley and Sonning up to Goring and Streatley.
Established in 1974 our family business has grown from simple roots when we had one small open launch ferrying people between Caversham in Reading and Mapledurham. These days we have a diverse fleet of river boats that offer a scheduled tripping service, private charter and cruises designed for group, tour and coach operators.
The view from our boats changes every day as the river ebbs and flows, seasons change, and people glide by. We have Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire on our doorstep with amazing open countryside, picture postcard villages and no shortage of photo opportunities, it is hard not to fall in love with what we do.
Our boats are the key to the operation, from our very own Little Ship of Dunkirk all the way to our multi-deck party and restaurant boats, they are our pride and joy.
Further details on private charters and our scheduled river cruises are available on our website www.thamesrivercruise.co.uk
Our Scheduled River Trips (Suitable for individuals and smaller groups)
Our scheduled river trips (90, 60 & 45 Minutes) will run on Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays from the end of March through to the end of October. Daily trips will run during the Easter School Holidays, May Half Term, and the Summer School Holidays. *Please note there will be no trips operating 14th April due to the Reading Half Marathon & 19th – 27th August due to the Reading Festival.
Sunday Lunch Cruise: 16th June & 8th December Only
Afternoon Tea Cruise: Selected Saturdays & Sundays: 10th March, 12th May, 15th June, 13th July, 18 August & 14th September
Saturday Sundowner Cruise: 8th & 29th June, 13th & 20th July, 3rd & 17th August and 7th & 21st September
Goring & Goring Circular Cruise: Selected Thursdays: 13th June, 25th July, 15th August & 5th September
Cream Tea Cruise to Pangbourne or Shiplake: Tuesdays
Shiplake: 14th May, 4th & 18th June, 9th & 30th July, 13th August & 3rd September
Pangbourne: 21st May, 11th June, 16th July, 6th August & 10th September
70’s & 80’s Disco Nights on the Thames: Selected Saturdays: 16th March, 20th April, 18th May & 10th August
Details of these trips can be found on our website www.thamesrivercruise.co.uk with a book now button for you to book online.
River Trips For Larger Groups and Travel Operators (20 -120 Passengers)
We offer private charter of our vessels for groups of 20+ passengers making an exclusive and unique day to remember.
To discuss a booking and build a perfect trip please call the Bookings Team on 0118 948 1088 or email email@example.com
Getting To Us
We are uniquely positioned between London, Oxford, Bath, and the South Coast with excellent road links from the M4 and M40 motorways. The mainline Reading railway station is a short walk from the river.
Cruises on the river can last an entire day or be dovetailed in with other activities. Many visitors enjoy afternoon tea onboard before travelling on to Oxford or London. Local attractions include: Reading Abbey & Museum, The Museum of English Rural Life, Henley River Rowing Museum, Basildon Park (National Trust) & Mapledurham House & Watermill.
Opening Times 2024
Dates: 02 Jan 2024 – 31 Dec 2024
*Private Charter: 02 January – 31 December 2024
Group, Tour & Coach Operator River Trips: April – September 2024
Scheduled River Trips: Easter – October 2024
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|2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
* Private Charter: 01 January - 31 December 2022
Group, tour & Coach Operator River Trips: April - September 2022
Scheduled River Trips: Easter - October 2022
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