River Trips

Summer River Cruises Are Here! Weekends & Weekdays

We are very excited to welcome you back to the river for river trips from Caversham every weekend from the 5th July. There is a new timetable and lower capacity for each sailing to make sure everyone has lots of space to enjoy the fresh cooling air of the river, take in the beauty of the Thames and relax and enjoy the cruise.

There will be more exciting cruises released shortly including evening Sundowner, Afternoon Tea, BBQ & Sunday Lunch. Make sure you sign up for our email updates to be the first in the know. For more information about the changes we have made onboard and ticketing amendments Click Here

Choose your perfect cruise

We have a revised and smaller selection of cruises operating at the moment. All depart from Caversham Pier by the side of Reading Rowing Club and will be onboard one our airy boats . We are operating revised boarding policies and we ask those booking to look through our cruise informaton to confirm you understand the new operating procedures prior to booking.

Weekend Time Table Weekends Summer 2020

  • 10:30 – 90 Minute Cruise (To Mapledurham Lock & Weir)
  • 12:30 – 45 Minute Cruise (Parks & Bridges of Reading)
  • 14:00 – 90 Minute Cruise (To Mapledurham Lock & Weir)
  • 16:00 – 60 Minute Cruise (To hidden islands) NEW!

Summer Holiday Weekday Time Table 2020

Cruises depart Tuesday-Friday Weekdays 20th July – August 28th

  • 11:00  – 60 Minute Cruise (To hidden islands) NEW! (Tuesday-Thursday only)
  • 12:30 – 45 Minute Cruise (Parks & Bridges of Reading)
  • 14:00 – 90 Minute Cruise (To Mapledurham Lock & Weir)
  • 16:00 – 60 Minute Cruise (To hidden islands) NEW!

Keeping Safe This Summer On The River

This summer is a little different on The Thames. We have made some changes to the way we operate for your safety and comfort as well as that of our crews. We want everyone to enjoy the fresh river air and relax with time to take in the beauty of the tranquil Thames. Our downloadable guide to keeping safe can be found here. We have also highlighted key points below. If at any time you are unsure or feel you need assistance please don’t hesitate to speak to the skipper or crew on your vessel – they are they for your safety.

At the current time we are unable to allow pushchairs and buggies onboard. You are welcome to leave them on the pier at your own risk.

Stay 2 Meters Apart When Boarding

Passengers will be guided to their seats

Please call ahead for wheelchair access

Contactless Payments Only Onboard

Please wear a face covering for boarding and moving about

Remain seated for departure & arrival

A Tonic For The Soul in Wind in the Willows Country


Ratty, Mole and Toad were on to something when they made their home by the tranquil Thames. What could be better than a gentle cruise around the twist and turns of Wind in the Willows country, fresh air, riverside homes that give way to nature and distant views mixed with secret islands and the rushing water of Mapledurham Weir. Come and join us, take a break and enjoy the Thames.

Dining Cruises

  • Afternoon Tea

    Our legendary afternoon tea cruises back for August & Autumn

  • Evening Dinner Cruise

    Indulge in an evening dining experience on the river

  • Sunday Lunch Cruise

    Sunday Lunch, freshly prepared with love and our most popular cruise. Not to be missed