All posts by katedodds

Linking People Afloat dates for 2019

11 July 18 in lock (2)We have 5 dates for our Linking People Afloat days over the next few months.  Join our skipper and volunteer crew for the chance to be on the river on board our community boat Thames Discoverer.  These day cruises are for individuals who are not supported by a group, to come by themselves or with a carer or companion. It’s a safe and caring environment with just 12 passengers and a chance to meet new people and share experiences. The day runs from 10am. to 4.30pm. We include a social lunch in the saloon and the cost per person is £36.

Dates:  Friday 21st June,  Tuesday 9th July,  Wednesday 7th August,  Thursday 19th September,  Wednesday 9th October

Please contact Pippa to check availability and to book on 020 8940 3509 or email




We’re moving to a new home!

tamesiscroppedFrom 1st February, please note our new office address will be:

The River Thames Boat Project,
Trowlock Way,
Off Broom Road,
TW11 9QY

We will be sharing office space with like-minded river enthusiasts at Tamesis Club, close to the river and our boats. We have car parking and use of a wheelchair accessible meeting room.
Our office phone number remains the same : 020 8940 3509


New Year Honours for Miranda Jaggers

Many congratulations to Miranda Jaggers who has been awarded a BEM – Medal of the Order of the British Empire – in the 2019 New Year Honours for services to the River Thames Boat Project.

The Honours List recognises the achievements of a wide range of exceptional people across the United Kingdom. 70% of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their local communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity. “I can’t believe I’ve been given the award”, said Miranda, “I’m absolutely delighted. I’d like to thank from the bottom of my heart those who nominated me, my former colleagues and all the volunteers I worked with who have helped make the River Thames Boat Project what it is today.”

Miranda will be receiving her award at the Tower of London on the 2nd April so we will share some pictures as soon as we can.

2019 marks 30 years of The River Thames Boat Project – a tremendous achievement. It will also be the first full year of operating two boats, making the charity well placed to deliver more days on the river to more beneficiaries and continue its mission to make the Thames accessible to as many people as possible.

We will keep you posted with more news, events and dates for the diary over the next few weeks.

mj & client 2010

28 years ago today…

On the 18th October 1990, 28 years ago, Anneka Rice and her Challenge Anneka team started the challenge to convert Thames Venturer into the community boat that she is today. Now, in 2018, on the 18th October, the River Thames Boat Project has just completed a day delivering 3 experiences on the river : a School on the River day on Thames Venturer at Teddington Lock, a cruise on our new boat Thames Discoverer and an Eco Venturers day in London at Hermitage Community Moorings. The River Thames Boat Project has come a long way! Congratulations to everyone involved in making this happen!