The Waterways of Reading
Our new cruises join Caversham with the centre of the town as well as providing a great opportunity to use the 45 minute trip as a water bus. Every Wednesday and Saturday for a trial period we will be sailing in the morning from our Caversham Pier with stops along the way (please see the timetable below) arriving at Reading Abbey. During the daytime you can join one of three 45 minute town centre cruises linking you to areas hard to reach on foot and giving a unique waterborne insight on the town. See the 45-minute cruise map here
Reading Abbey Quarter has been rejuvenated with substantial works having been undertaken at the Abbey (free to visit) and next to this is Reading Museum. We have two more main stops on the round Reading Waterways cruise. Firstly Duke Street Bridge, which is the gateway to town centre shopping including The Oracle shopping centre and a short walk from the main streets. If you are looking for a lunch stop, the Bel and the Dragon pub is a great waterside venue and reached via private landing stage.
At the end of the day the boat will return from the Abbey Wharf to Caversham Pier, passing through both Blakes Lock on the Kennet and Caversham Lock on the Thames. It is a relatively short but entertaining cruise with lots to see. Taking around one and half hours, the relaxed way to commute, go shopping or simply to get a new perspective on Reading.