FAQs & Common Questions

Disabled Access

Where possible we will use the Caversham Lady for our river trips from Caversham. She has been redesigned to allow easy wheelchair access with as close as we can manage to a flat deck and has wheelchair accessible toilets.

All our vessels carry ramps to assist with wheelchair access and our staff are trained to assist. We try hard to accommodate all guests as comfortably as possible but we advise you give us a quick call in advance so we can discuss which vessel will be operating a specific service and what is possible.

Can I take a river trip and buy a ticket at the boat door.

Yes, although we recommend purchasing a ticket online subject to ticket availability you can purchase a ticket on board our boats. Our tickets for pre-purchase online are at a lower price.

Getting to our boarding pier

If you are driving, there is a public car park just behind the Reading Rowing Club. It is a pay and display car park which on some days is free of charge.

It is much better however to take public transport, as we are much closer to Reading station than people imagine. Exit the train station on the side away from the town itself and cross over the main road at the crossing lights (signed toward Caversham and the river). You then take a short path down the side of an office building before joining a path along the river. Turn left walking towards the new bridge and continue to follow the path until passing under Caversham Bridge and Caversham Pier is in front of you. This walk takes us no longer than 15 minutes and once out of the station is flat and easy.

By bus we are close to routes 18.22.24 and 27 (these may vary). You can exit the bus in either direction just before or after Caversham Bridge or in Richfield Avenue near the leisure centre.

Food and drink on board

All of our boats have a bar with soft drinks, hot drinks and alcoholic drinks as well as bar snacks.

Children on board

Children of any age are welcome on board, our boats meet all safety requirements but we do ask that parents and responsible adults take care of their own children.