Thames Explorer
80-min Cruise

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This Is The River As It Should Be, Tranquil, Winding And Taking You Into Wind In The Willows Country.

Our most popular trip takes you to Mapledurham Lock, which feels a world away from life in Reading. Following the Thames upstream, you will see wildlife, open countryside, islands and look out towards the Berkshire Downs.

The cruise will turn* at Mapledurham Lock taking a panoramic view of the weir, before cruising back downstream past Mapledurham House towards Reading. Plenty of time to relax, spot wildfowl and enjoy the Thames.
*On Sundays the cruise will turn at Mapledurham House

Cruises run weekends April-October and daily during school holidays. On most Sundays there are two sailings, one at 1400hrs and one at 1600hrs please check the timetable for full details.

This Trip's Great For

  • Seeing the Thames outside Reading
  • Looking for some down time
  • A mini afternoon adventure
  • Getting away from it all
  • Wildlife Spotting

Things to see & do

  • See a lock and weir stream
  • Views to the Berkshire Downs
  • Check out the Thames islands
  • Glimpses of Mapledurham House & Mill
  • Time for a glass of Wine or cup of tea

What you need to know

  • Ticket prices are £9.00 per adult
  • Cruises depart from Caversham Pier at 1400hrs
  • Boarding commences 10mins prior to departure
  • Parking is available nearby
  • See the map for directions

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If you would like more information about a cruise, boat trip or wish to discuss a party or private charter booking, please call Theresa in our planning office on 0118 948 1088 or email us using the contact form below.