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Boating on the River Thames

What better way to escape everyday stress than messing about on a boat on the river? If you have a day, a week or just a few hours, you can unwind and discover the hidden treasures of the River Thames.

Relax and enjoy the river while someone else does the hard work on a boat trip. Or take charge of your own river adventure and hire a boat. Find out more on our boat trips and boat hire pages.

If you're feeling more energetic why not try canoeing, puntingrowing or sailing? If a day’s not enough, why not hire a boat for a week or a few days there’s plenty of choice for a Boating Holiday.

If you already own your own boat or would like to find out more, visit our owning a boat section. The Environment Agency has information on registering a boat, water and boat safety, river closures, restrictions and conditions and a boaters checklist.

Whatever way you decide to explore the river, for all you need to know about boating on the river take a look at our information for boaters or watch the video below.

For those cruising on the River Thames there are many marinas to choose from offering pleasant stays and a range of services.

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Salter Steamers Ltd - Reading

Salter Steamers Ltd - Reading

We are a family firm that has provided first-class hospitality on the Royal River Thames for over 150 years (est. 1858). As one of the longest...