Fares & Sailings
Our scenic cruises between Westminster, Kew, Richmond and Hampton Court are one of the best value days out in London. Our cruises are ideal for anyone who wishes to visit the Tudor palace at Hampton Court, Richmond’s picturesque riverside, the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew or the bustling City of Westminster.
Although the boats were purpose built for passenger use on the River Thames, the design and facilities of these historic boats does not favour modern disabled requirements.
All of the vessels are restricted in terms of disabled access, and it is not possible to board a motorised wheelchair.
A lightweight non -motorised chair may be boarded if the wheelchair user is able to leave the chair and step on board with assistance of the crew. The chair can then be lifted on board to allow use on board. The crew are more than happy to move seating to allow the wheelchair user the preferred seating location.
Access to toilet facilities varies from vessel to vessel, but in all cases is not accessible to wheelchairs, and requires mobility for use.
Access to lower and upper decks is not possible for wheelchairs, as varying levels of steps access these decks.
Crews on all boats will always do their utmost to facilitate the needs and requirement of any passengers that require extra assistance in any way
This cruise only operates on select days & will be advertised on our Upcoming Sailings page. Our Richmond Circular Cruise is a 45-minute round trip departing Richmond Landing Stage. The cruise travels upriver passing the riverfront at Richmond, Marble Hill House & Eel Pie Island before arriving at Teddington Lock. The boat then turns & cruises back downriver to Richmond. This cruise has a live commentary, fully licensed bar & toilet facilities.
The Cockney Sparrow was built in 1976 at Eel Pie Island. She is a two level boat with a deceptively large enclosed saloon and an open top deck.
M.V Connaught was built by Salter Brothers of Oxford in 1911 & has been cruising between Westminster, Kew, Richmond & Hampton Court for over 100 years. Connaught regularly operates on our services & is also available for private charters.
Princess Freda was built in 1926 by T.C. Letcher on the Isle of Wight, and has been restored to a particularly high standard.