Boating

Rowing at Cliveden Reach on the River Thames.

Cliveden Reach is renowned as one of the prettiest spots on the Thames. Here, there's a selection of boating options that are the perfect way to spend a lazy few hours down by the river.

Thames Cruises

Join a knowledgeable volunteer skipper for a circular cruise between Boulters and Cookham locks. 
 
Smooth Waters 
 
Smooth Waters is an Edwardian style launch, which cruises in a circular route between Boulters lock and Cookham lock. A perfect way to get a taste of life on the Thames. Tickets are £11.50 per person.
 
Still Waters
 
Still Waters, an electrically powered boat, takes an extended circular trip along the Thames allowing our experienced skippers to show you more of this great river.  Tickets are £11.50 per person and a special discounted rate of £6 per child.

Self-drive boats

Explore the River Thames at your own pace on a rowing or self-drive motor boats. Boats are available to hire at weekends and bank holidays from April to October. This extends to seven days a week in July and August. No booking is required, just visit the boat station.

To see boat hiring costs please go to the information centre. Please be aware that our self-drive boats are cash only.

Boat hire is from 11.30am to 3.45pm (last boat with a 4.15pm finish).

Getting to the river

By Walking

All boats leave from the riverside which is approximately a 20-30 minute walk from the Info Centre. The quickest route includes 172 steps.

By Boat Shuttle

Volunteers run a free electric boat bus from the car park to the riverside boat station and back. This service is on a first-come first-served basis and only when requested. Priority is given to those less able to follow the walking route. Please ask in the Info Centre or ask the Skipper for details. The bus will only run if the boats are running.

By boat

You can even arrive by boat on your visit to Cliveden and moor for 24 hours for just £10 (entry fee additional). Tickets from River Warden upon arrival or bookable in advance by emailing cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk. Mooring at suitable locations for more than ½ mile downstream from Cliveden boathouse.

Disclaimer

All information correct as of 1 April 2017. On rare occasions, including in the event of inclement weather, there may be a change to the boating schedule at short notice. 

If you are making a special trip please telephone Cliveden in advance on 01628 605 069 for the latest details.

Click below to see our boating leaflet.

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