Make it a very special Mothers Day on the river

We have a treat fit for the most special mother. Join us on the Thames for a two hour cruise and enjoy  tea freshly prepared by local artisan bakery – Nomad. Renowned for making the most tasty of cakes, scones and savouries, the Nomad cream tea, served on vintage crockery, is the perfect accompaniment for the cruise through Wind in the Willows country to Mapledurham.

Mothers Day Tea Cruises

Sunday 11th March

boat party on the thames menu

Cruise with us on the Thames

We will slip our mooring lines in Caversham and cruise up the river*, just as Old Father Thames is waking up for the spring. Spot birds and wildlife as  the boat follows the twist and turns of the river to Mapledurham Lock and weir before heading back down stream to Reading. Each cruise will be around 2 hours, boarding commences 15-20 minutes prior to departure.

A bespoke Tea on board for a special mum

Mothers Day Tea will be served by Nomad to your table on vintage crockery  and we will also be operating a full bar onboard. We have tasted the menu and it is a real treat with a mix or artisan savouries and stunning cakes! A choice of seating is offered  – The Upper Deck Seating gives a great viewing platform over the river and surrounding areas whilst the Saloon Seating with big windows is a little more cosy and has good access to the bar**, we will arrange the tables to suit your party size for this reason we have limited the number of tickets on sale to make sure there is ample room for all guests.

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The Schedule

There will be two sailings, one sailing at 1100 and the other at 1430. Spot birds and wildlife as  the boat follows the twist and turns of the river to Mapledurham Lock and weir before heading back down stream to Reading. Each cruise  will be around 2 hours, boarding commences 15 minutes prior to departure.

Dietary Requests

When booking your tickets please alert us to any special dietary requirements please enter them in the free text field. Nomad will also be able to assist you on the day of a cruise as to specific ingredients and provide alternatives where possible.

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Sunday 11th March 2018

Tickets £35.00


You have a choice of cruises. A morning, pre-lunch cruise departing at 11am or an afternoon post-lunch cruise departing at 2:30pm. Both on mothers day (in case you have missed the date, a gentle reminder, it is Sunday 11th March).

Departure Point

Both Mothers Day Tea cruises will depart from our boarding point at Caversham Promenade or Caversham Pier (they are next to each other) by Reading Rowing club beside Caversham Bridge Reading. There are car parks near by which are often free at the weekend.

Wheelchair Access

Our boats are multi deck, access is via a ramp and we do have a few limitations with door widths. We recommend giving the office a quick call on 01189 481088 to discuss your requirements and we can advise on the best options for you or your guests.

Need some help?

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.