5th Sept – 3 cruise places available

5th September Linking People Afloat Cruise  

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A few times a year we offer special Linking People Afloat Cruise which is a day cruise for individuals.  These cruises are for those not supported or belonging to a group, to enable them to come by themselves or with a carer or companion.  The day includes a lunch in the saloon, which affords a wonderful opportunity for social exchanges with fellow passengers and crew.

If you are an older person, or a person of any age with a disability, mobility or mental health issue including: ex-servicemen, dementia, stroke survivors; vision impaired, hearing impaired, MS, Parkinson’s, brain injury, special needs children, children with cancer etc.   This cruise would suit you.

Cruises are for a total of 12 passengers (including carers or companions), on our specially adapted barge Thames Venturer, which is operated by a Professional Skipper and up to 4 trained volunteer crew members.

The environment is supportive, protective and relaxing.  The crew will make sure you have a very memorable day and take care of you throughout.  The boat is warm and stable, with a wheelchair accessible gangway, lift and toilets.  On board, clients have a degree of mobility and camaraderie rarely found in other leisure activities.  Blankets and binoculars available.  Sun canopy for hot weather and enclosed viewing space for slightly cooler days.

Price: £36 per person, including morning and afternoon tea/coffee and lunch. 

On the 5th September, the boat, Thames Venturer will depart at 10am from The Barge Dock, Down Hall Road, Kingston KT1 1PS and return at 4-4.30pm.

Phone 020 8940 3509 to book your place.

Or send an email to info@thamesboatproject.org  Subject Header: Next LPA.  To put your name on a waiting list for information on the next Linking People Afloat Cruise (LPA).

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On deck at recent Open Day.  Patron Baroness Jane Campbell of Surbiton (in pink), her husband, Mayor of Kingston and Chair of River Thames Boat Project