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 hire page.
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.
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.