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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.

All flood warnings have now been removed for the River Thames and the main cruising season is about to start with operators along the river ready and waiting. Some are already operating and others will begin during April.

'As the temperature hit 20 degrees in March it was satisfying to see the desire from so many people to go boating after the devastating flooding on the Thames, which has made the river a no-go area throughout January and February.' Jonathan Hobbs, MD, Hobbs of Henley. Read more...

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're feeling more energetic why not try canoeing, rowing or sailing?

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.

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Taggs Boatyard Ltd

Taggs Boatyard Ltd

It couldn't be easier, choose from one of our two boatyards, located in Thames Ditton (near Ye Olde Swan) and Surbiton (behind Harts Boatyard...