Thames Taster
30-min Cruise

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A great trip for a young family and a perfect introduction to the natural beauty of the River Thames.

The 30 minute trip is a summer only service. During autumn we run both 45 & 80 minute sailings. Why not try one of these. For more details see our river trips page. Click here

The quick trip, our 30 minute round cruise is an introduction to the river for young and old alike. Traveling upstream passing the end of the park you will see numerous ducks and swans, get a glimpse of the Berkshire Downs in the distance and get just enough time to relax and enjoy a slower pace of like.

The 30-min trip leaves twice daily from our landing stage at Caversham, Reading. Great value family ticket available.  Trips run weekends April- October* and daily   during school holidays. (Please check timetable for exact dates)

This Trip's Great For

  • Old and young
  • New to the river
  • In a hurry
  • Taking a breath of river air
  • Counting the ducks

Things to see & do

  • River birdlife
  • Open meadow
  • The Warren
  • Caversham Bridge
  • A quick lesson about the river

What you need to know

  • Ticket prices are £6.00 per adult
  • Cruises depart from Caversham Pier at 1300hrs & 1530hrs
  • 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.