River Cruises 2020

River trips have now ended for 2020. We thank everyone who has sailed with us during 2020 and are grateful had such a lovely summer and autumn.

We will be releasing details of 2021 cruises in the next few months and look forward to welcoming you on the river in the new year.

Christmas Gift Vouchers

The ultimate flexible and thoughtful gift – a cruise on the Thames. We have now released gift vouchers for Afternoon Tea and Sunday Lunch for the 2021 season. Give the gift of a unique river cruise. Click Here for more details.

Covid -19 November 2020

Our fleet is now going into winter maintenance to prepare for returning to service in 2021 with exciting additional cruises and we hope some normality.

If you are booked on a Sunday Lunch Cruise due to take place after November 1st we will be in contact shortly to discuss options with you.

Our office hours are more limited than normal over the winter. To conatct us please call 01189 481 088 or use our contact form here.

Good To Go Safe

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.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea on the Thames

Homemade luxurious afternoon tea served onboard as we sail.

Sunday Lunch

River Trips

Traditional Sunday Roast, fresh local ingredients & stunning countryside.

River Restaurant

Cruising Restaurant on the Thames

Our head chef serves a summer menu as we cruise in style.


Oktoberfest Rivercruise

A casual evening of German Beer, Sausages and safe social chat.

Quick Book Round Trip Cruises

Autumn Timetable 2020

Cruises depart Weekends  in September & October (Half term timetable TBC)

  • 10:30 – 90 Min Cruise  – To Mapledurham Lock & Weir (Sunday only)
  • 11:00 – 60 Min Cruise – To hidden islands (October half term only)
  • 12:30 – 45 Min Cruise  – Parks & Bridges of Reading
  • 14:00 – 90 Min Cruise  – To Mapledurham Lock & Weir
  • 16:00 – 60 Min Cruise  – To hidden islands

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.