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All aboard for a cruise along the Thames!

April to October, Turk Launches run up-to 45 boat trips daily along the most scenic stretch of the River Thames, capturing the history and beauty of Richmond and Kingston -upon-Thames, and Hampton Court Palace.  Their eye-catching fleet of boats are each stylishly furnished, with a bar, toilet and outside deck. Put your feet up, sip a chilled drink and just take in the stunning views. Kids love it, perfect for tired legs!

Cultural and architectural landmarks along the river include Eel Pie Island, Teddington Lock, Richmond Hill and Hampton Court Palace. Sit back and get a glimpse of the most jaw-dropping riverside properties. Enjoy seeing nature and watching river sports in action – rowing, sailing, paddle-boarding. 

And as the bustling cosmopolitan riversides of Kingston and Richmond come into view – or at Hampton Court just take a short walk over the bridge -  take time to explore an eclectic choice of shops, markets, stylish bars and restaurants – all just within minutes of Turk’s three piers.  

Turks two most renowned boats are the Yarmouth Belle - an historical English side wheeler and known as the prettiest boat along the Thames. And the New Southern Belle – an iconic Mississippi styled paddle steamer that brings a flavour of Old New Orleans to our London waterway. You may recognise this boat from scenes in the British TV drama New Tricks and it was also the boat featured in Culture Club’s Karma Chamelon video.

Simply put, everything is made so much more relaxing and interesting when you arrive on a Turk’s river cruise.  

Tickets are purchased on board - either by cash or we are able to accept payment by credit or debit card (excluding American Express), a minimum payment of £15 is applicable. Family tickets max of 6 people, any age – only available on the day

Wheelchair access is available but please contact our office 020 8546 2434 first as not all piers are suitable. We regret we cannot carry electric wheelchairs.

Group bookings of 20 or more people need to be pre-booked at least 4 weeks in advance.

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