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We make the Thames accessible

COVID-19 update: we were delighted to be back on the river in September and October! However, due to the lockdown for November, we have had to press pause again.  We hope that December will bring more opportunities for some special time back on the river.

Our environmental education days are back up and running and will be available again in the the New Year.  We have made some slight changes to the day to ensure that we are COVID-19 secure.

Our therapeutic cruises restarted early October.  We had to change our group size to a maximum of 6 passengers, including carers.   We were also able to welcome support bubble groups onboard. However due to the lockdown and further restrictions, we cannot run our cruises at the moment.  More updates for December to follow.

Details of the changes to our services can be viewed HERE

We are looking forward to enjoying special time on the river again.  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.

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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 2020-31st March 2021 Hire Charges

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Click here for the 2019 AGM minutes

Click here for the 2019-20 General Report and Financial Statements and here for the Review of the Year 2019-20

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