180
minute river trip

Shiplake Cream Tea Cruise

Sail through stunning Thames reaches with a reserved table and cream tea.

Shiplake Cream Tea Cruise
Shiplake Cream Tea Cruise
Shiplake Cream Tea Cruise
About

Caversham, Sonning and Beyond Towards Shiplake with cream tea.

Sailing under Sonning Bridge, downstream from Reading and entering a somewhat hidden untouched Shiplake Reach away from roads and people, this is one of our most popular and unique cruises.

Departing from Caversham Pier with your own reserved table and steward on-board we will sail through Caversham and Sonning Locks leaving the busy town behind us entering stunning and tranquil Thames countryside as cream tea is served.

The trip

Picture postcard vistas, riverside villages and a unique bridge.

The round-trip cruise will pass through Sonning Lock and under Sonning Bridge (a real gem of a photo opportunity on the way back upstream) before winding it's way through the Shiplake reach. Meandering around twists and turns, passing islands, riverside homes, rowing clubs and open country, this is perhaps our most intriguing Thames journey. The steward and crew will serve cream tea consisting of scones, Cornish clotted cream and jam*. Don't feel compelled to stay inside, take the air on the foredeck or snap away with your camera out the window.

This trip aims to turn opposite the prestigious Shiplake College School, the exact turning point within the reach may vary depending on the level of river traffic passing through the two locks.

*Our scones are baked fresh in an artisan bakery where nuts may be present thus we can not be 100% sure that no contact with nuts has taken place. If you would like vegan tea (alternative scones and cream) please indicate when purchasing tickets.

Also check our cream tea cruise to Pangbourne which runs alternate weeks to this cruise.

If you have any questions or queries about our cruises, please visit our FAQS page for further information. 

timetable

2024 dates departing Caversham Pier at 1330 on:

  • Tuesday 14th May(14 May Sold Out)
  • Tuesday 4th & Tuesday 18th June
  • Tuesday 9th & Tuesday 30th July (Both SOLD OUT)
  • Tuesday 13th August SOLD OUT
  • Tuesday 3rd September

Arriving back at Caversham Pier for approx. 1630

Ticket Prices
prices valid for 2022 season
Prices Valid for the 2024 Season
Adult Single
£
Adult return
£
38.50
senior Single
£
senior return
£
child single
£
child return
£
family single
£
family return
£
The Details
trip Duration
180
Minutes
Boarding location/s
Wheelchair access
On Some Boats - Call for info
Boarding Location
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