Saturday 25 March, Turk Launches river trips are back on the river Thames.
Enjoyed by all age groups from toddlers to the long-time retired, a river cruise has to be one of the most pleasurable ways to experience the beauty of the Thames differently.
Steeped in history with picture postcard scenery, cruise along Turner’s view from Richmond Hill. See pretty boat houses sit alongside eye-catching contemporary modern architecture. Watch Hampton Court Palace come into view as seen from the river.
There is just something astoundingly special about the peace you find when cruising on the water.
With a choice of three destinations, Richmond, Kingston & Hampton Court Palace, each buzzing with cafe’s, bars and restaurants and all along the river towpath where you can enjoy a walk, a Turk Launches river cruise makes for a lovely day out.
River trip season starts Saturday 25 March 2017.
You can view the river timetable here:
Job title: Skipper
Pay: OTE £30,000 – £35,000 PA
Holiday: 28 days
: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
Turk Launches are seeking a full time, permanent skipper for Class V passenger/party vessels on the river Thames.
Requirements: BML Tier 1, Level 2. (LKE preferable).
Skippers are required to work weekends and evenings, 5-6 days per week (40-60 hours) depending on the needs of the business.
Company- about us
Turk Launches is a family river business which has been operating for over 300 years. The company runs a fleet of 5 passenger vessels operating mainly between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court. The business offers a tripping service which operates 7 days a week during the peak season, as well as offering private charter business for weddings, birthday and corporate events all year round.
To apply please complete quick form and attach CV
Job posted November 2016
Junior Marine Engineer
Salary £18000 – £22000
Location: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
Turk Launches are seeking a Junior Marine Engineer to work at their base in Kingston upon Thames on the repair and servicing of a fleet of five Thames passenger vessels.
Duties will include, but are not limited to engine servicing and repair, transmission, control systems, shaft line and couplings, domestic plumbing systems and DC electrical systems.
The successful candidate will also be responsible for overseeing the company’s winter dry docking of the fleet, other craft, work boats and pontoons and the upkeep of maintenance records, stock control, health and safety records, and risk assessments.
The successful applicant will have at least basic engineering skills and an interest in the marine sector.
Preference will be given to those applicants that have relevant higher education qualifications, including a Marine Engineering BTEC, apprenticeship or degree and proven experience in the industry.
Experience in welding, plumbing, basic electrics and marine propulsion is also advantageous. Turk Launches are willing to provide training for the right candidate.
Who we are:
Turk Launches is a family river business which has been operating for over 300 years. The company runs a fleet of 5 passenger vessels operating mainly between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court.
The business offers a tripping service which operates 7 days a week during the peak season, as well as offering private charter business for weddings, birthday and corporate events all year round.
To apply: Please complete the quick form below and attach your CV and we will be in touch shortly.
A Christmas Party Venue in Surrey you’ll always remember!
How special would it feel to have your own exclusive Christmas Party venue?
A gorgeous place that is all yours. A tastefully furnished private venue, sparkling along the river.
If you are looking for Christmas party venues in Surrey, then take a look at a private dinner dance party boat along the Thames.
Where to eat along Kingston riverside
Whilst Kingston town centre is renowned for its historic Market Place and vast choice of High Street shops in the Bentalls Centre – it’s when you take a stroll along the River Walk that you relax into holiday mode.
Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair – 16-18th September on The Green at Hampton Court
Exclusive 15% ticket discount for Turks trippers PLUS SAVE £2 on adult boat trip
September is the perfect time for learning, and there’s no better place to pick up a new hobby than at The Handmade Fair. They’ve gathered together some of the best creative minds in the business, and got them all under one roof to bring you a menagerie of making across a 3-day weekend. [read more]
A hotspot for PokémonGo is the river Thames between Kingston, Richmond and Hampton Court Palace.
And one of the most fun ways to hunt PokémonGo is on a river cruise.
Not only will you find plenty of water Pokémon in their natural habitat along the river Thames but the stretch between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court Palace has plenty of popular land based landmarks. [read more]
When there are restless kids to entertain over the school holidays, or family and friends are coming to stay– just how are you going to keep everyone amused?
One simple idea is a boat trip along the Thames where you will find plenty to entertain you, and from toddlers to grandparents, everyone loves the experience.
Here’s a few tips for you:
The stretch of river Thames between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court is quite extraordinary. With its Turnesque views and royal history blended with charming cosmopolitan riversides, there is plenty to see, explore and enjoy.
Whether you want a weekend, or have family or friends coming to stay and need to entertain them!
During the school holidays we have 2 FREE boat trip offers for kids. And with the latest Pokémon craze, there are plenty of Pokémon for kids to hunt and catch along the Thames. See Pokémon Cruise
With its rich history and stunning landscapes, Richmond riverside offers an eclectic mix of shopping, galleries, bars and restaurants. During the holidays or when you have family and friends to stay, there is plenty to entertain adults and children alike.
Laze by the river bank and watch the world go by whilst sipping a cold beer. Or stroll along to the Terrace Gardens where there’s plenty of space to enjoy the gardens and let the kids run around – plus the Hollyhock Cafe – a very pretty ‘Gone with the Wind’ style coffee house. [read more]