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 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 from our landing stage at Caversham, Reading. Great value family ticket available.  Trips run at 16.30 – Cruises run weekends from April until the end of September, daily during school holidays and on Sundays in October.

Please note that on occasion if the river is flowing with a heavy stream we may need to alter the course of our river trips. The trip length with remain unchanged but the exact route may differ.


We are currently unable able to operate any cruises. You will not be able to make a reservation or book tickets until we are advised that it is permitted to start river trips again. In the interim we are testing systems and layout plans on our vessels to be able to return to service as soon as possible and so we can all, once again, enjoy the stunning River Thames. Stay safe and we hope to see you soon.

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 £8.00 per adult
  • Cruises depart from Caversham Pier at 1630hrs
  • Boarding commences 10mins prior to departure
  • Parking is available nearby
  • See the map for directions

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