About us

We make the Thames accessibleDonate with JustGiving.

We are back on the river!  It is wonderful to welcome groups back onboard our boats. Special time on the river is being enjoyed once more and is providing a much needed positive boost!

We are delighted to share the news that River Thames Boat Project volunteers have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service!  We have over 70 amazing volunteers who make our days on the river possible.  


We have adapted our activities to ensure we are COVID-19 secure and we continue to monitor the situation and adjust accordingly. 

Changes to our services to be COVID-19 secure can be viewed HERE

We know that being on the river brings positive mental health benefits and will help to alleviate the stress, anxiety and isolation that so many have been experiencing during these difficult times.  

We provide access to the River Thames for people of all ages, including those with a special need, disability or mental health condition.  We offer therapeutic cruises and deliver fun and dynamic educational and learning activities on the River Thames.

The charity was formed in 1988 and registered in 1989 and we have shown that enjoying and learning about the river on board our specially adapted and wheelchair-accessible boats, is a very special experience.  It brings relaxation, health and personal development benefits unique to the river setting – as shown by our many clients who rebook year after year.

Our boats are moored at Kingston-upon-Thames and we operate along the river between Windsor and Putney.

RTBP Map v1

As well as our regular day and residential cruises and educational programmes, we help our clients plan bespoke cruises and activities specially suited to their group’s particular needs.  We are also proud to have a carbon neutral status.

Click here for more about what we do and here for 1st April 2023-31st March 2024 Hire Charges

Click here for more information about the charity

Click here for our Privacy Policy

Click here for the 2021 AGM minutes

Click here for the 2021-22 General Report and Financial Statements and here for the Review of the Year 2020-21

%d bloggers like this: