Caversham Princess with passengers onboard in Mapledurham Lock

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We are based at the heart of the Upper Thames and cruise through some of the most stunning reaches of the Thames from Henley and Sonning up to Going and Streatley. Dearting from Caversham Pier in Reading, we sail up to Mapledurham on 45 mnutes, 60 or 90 minute rund cruises.  

Our boats are the key to the operation, from our very own Little Ship of Dunkirk all the way to our multi deck party and restaurant boats, they are our pride and joy.




Guide Prices

For details on private charter and group travel please speak to one of our bookings team on 01189481088.

Full details of our scheduled river trips and events are available and bookable via our website



  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible - The Caversham Lady and Lady Caroline both offer level easy access with Caversham Lady also having accessible toilets. Other vessels are older and/or multi decked so do not accommodate wheelchairs easily. We encourage you to speak to our team about specific requirements as we aim to try as hard as possible to make access possible for all.


  • Catering for groups
  • Full liquor licence - We have a fully stocked bar onboard serving alcoholic and non alcholic beverages.
  • Refreshments Available
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Live Music - Available when privately chartering a vessel
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Prior Booking Recommended
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Stag and hen parties welcome
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Booking essential
  • Delta
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size
  • Min group size
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • In town/city centre
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Map & Directions


  • Visit Reading by River with Thames River Cruise

Thames River Cruise

Type:Boat Trip

Bridge Street, Caversham, READING, Berkshire, RG4 8AH
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Tel01189 481088

Opening Times

* Office Hours 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. Excludes Bank Holidays.

Private Charter operates 7 days per week by prior arrangement.

Group Travel. March - September. Monday - Friday

Scheduled Cruises operate at Weekends and Bank Holidays from April through to the end of October and then daily during the Easter School Holidays, May Half Term & Summer School Holidays.

Sunday Lunch Cruises. March - December.
Cream Tea Cruises to Shiplake & Pangbourne. Tuesdays. May - September.
Cruise to Goring & Goring Circular. Thursdays. May - September.
Saturday Sundowner: May - September.
Afternoon Tea Cruises. Saturdays. May - September.

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