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.
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.
Explore the beautiful, relaxing and inspiring
From historic royal palaces to thrill-filled theme parks, the River Thames is surrounded by lots of exciting attractions.
What better way to escape everyday stress than messing about on a boat on the river.
Fancy a quick snack, or a hearty three-course meal? What about a glass of wine by the river? There’s a whole host of pubs, restaurants and tea rooms along the River Thames.