River Thames Boating Holidays

River Thames boating holidays and cruising on the rivers in Europe is largely the same as the canals, and since they frequently interconnect, you will find that most of the boats available for hire are in fact cruisers, canal boats and barges.

However, certain rivers such as the Thames, do have a life of their own and it is possible to hire cabin cruisers from companies based on them. For the most part, these cruisers are comfortable GRP moulded craft and identical in every way to the boats based on the Norfolk Broads.River Thames boating holidays

River navigations are considered ‘easier’ than the canals, mainly since they have less locks. The rather more open spaces make the driving nominally easier and certainly there is less work to do, particularly as most river locks tend to be either automated or operated by a lock-keeper.

A downside to river cruising can be the delays caused by local flooding following heavy rain. This is rarely serious, but navigation can be stopped by the authorities if the river levels rise above certain safety levels.

All rivers have their own idiosyncrasies and so why not request a free brochure about each of them?

We also cover some of the rivers and waterways in France.

River Thames River Cruisers
River Avon Cruising
French canal cruising