River Cruises at Cliveden
Fancy a punt on the River Thames? Our selection of boating options offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the river. Choose from hiring your own rowing or motor boat, or relax on a skippered river cruise.
- Booking essential
- Admission applies
There are two skippered cruises to choose from. Smooth waters runs at 11, 12, 1.10, 2.10, 3.10 and costs £11.50 per adult and child. Still Waters runs at 11.30, 12.30 1.45, 2.45, 3.45 and tickets are £11.50 per adult and £6 per child.
If you'd prefer to go at your own pace, you can choose to hire a self-drive boat. Boat hire is from 11.30-4 and prices start from £17, which can only be paid with cash at the riverside. A deposit of £30 for rowing or £35 for motor boats is taken.
Event ticket prices
Adult £11.50Still Waters cruise
Adult £11.50Smooth Waters cruise
Child £6.00Still Waters cruise
Child £11.50Smooth Waters cruise
Group £39.00Motor boat 1 hour (4 people + 1 child max)
Group £17.00Rowing boat 1/2 hour (4 people max)
Group £34.00Motor boat 1/2 hour (4 people + 1 child max)
Group £22.00Rowing boat 1 hour (4 people max)
Concession £35.00Motor boat deposit
Concession £30.00Rowing boat deposit
Minimum group size 15
Minimum group size 15
What is Gift Aid?
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.
Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
- Gift Aid Admission
- Standard Admission
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
Travel to Cliveden by 'green transport' and receive a £1 voucher to spend in the National Trust shop or café. Mooring at Cliveden Reach is possible at suitable locations for more than ½ mile downstream from Cliveden boathouse. Mooring charges are set at £5 for members and £10 for non-members, per 24 hours. We have roaming River Custodians who will approach moored boats and request this fee. If you do not see a Custodian during your stay, please head up to the National Trust Information Kiosk for payment. As a conservation charity, these fees are vital funds needed to protect and maintain spaces such as the Cliveden Reach. Please note, if you would like to enjoy the gardens or woodlands on your visit, admission to the Cliveden Estate applies.
- Booking details
- Call 01628 605069
- Assistance dogs are welcome.
- Meeting point
- Tickets for skippered cruises can only be purchased at the Information Centre in the main visitor car park. Rowing and motor boat tickets can only be bought by the boat station on the riverside (cash)
- Walking to the river from the main car park takes approximately 30 minutes and includes 172 steps. Boat ticket holders who are less able to walk can take a ride on our free boat bus.
- There are two skippered cruises to choose from. Smooth waters runs at 11am, 12pm, 1.10pm, 2.10pm and 3.10pm and cost £11.50 per adult and child. This is an Edwardian style launch following a circular cruise between Boulters lock and Cookham lock. A perfect way to get a taste of life on the Thames. Still Waters runs every at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.45pm, 2.45pm, 3.45pm and tickets are £11.50 per adult and only £6 per child. This is an electrically powered boat which takes an extended circular trip along the Thames allowing our experienced skippers to show you more of this great river. If you'd prefer to go at your own pace, you can choose to hire a self-drive rowing or motor boat, a perfect chose for a small family or group. Boat hire is from 11.30am-4pm (last boat at 4.30pm). Prices start from £17, which can only be paid at the boat station by the riverside. A cash deposit of £30 for rowing or £35 for motor boats is taken.
|22 July 2019||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
|23 July 2019||11:00 - 16:00||Available|
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|11 August 2019||11:00 - 16:00||Available|