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A warm welcome aboard from all of us here at Turks Thames Cruises, we’re a 310 year old, family run, Thames river boat company. Each year we carry 1000’s of passengers to explore the stunning stretch of Thames between Richmond and Hampton Court Palace. To see our cruise schedule and book tickets visit our booking portal below…

Allocated Seating: When you book online you’ll be asked to pick a “seat”, this is just to manage our capacity, seats aren’t actually allocated onboard and you’re welcome to sit wherever you like…

Update: November

Our annual festive cruises are back! We will be hosting a number of disco cruises and other events over the festive period see our events section below to book tickets.
Our daily scheduled tripping service is now finished. However if you are a group of 25+ interested in a river trip please contact us on We would love to hear from you!

Please note covid-19 precautions:

– While we are not enforcing mask wearing we would prefer it if passengers would wear masks when walking around the vessel inside.

Our Events

Gin Tasting Cruise

Join us onboard Turks famous paddle steamer style boat The New Southern Belle on this special Christmas Gin Cruise for a guided gin tasting with Hampton Court Gin founder Simon Marjoram. You will have the opportunity to try their deliciously smooth 6 Wives Gin and their new Limited Release Christmas gin Lord of


Fancy a BBQ on the Thames?

FIRE UP THE BBQ & YOU Be Captain For the Day!

Kingston, Hampton Court & Richmond

Welcome to Turk Launches – a 310 year old, family run, Thames river boat company.  Each year we carry 1000’s of passengers to explore the stunning stretch of the river Thames  between Kingston, Hampton Court and Richmond. 

We are easy to get to with each of our piers near to public transport – tube, train, bus.

Daily Boat Trip Timetable and Prices

Book Return Tickets and Get 1/3 Off

Standard services (subject to change, please see daily updates for day to day info): 

Mondays: No service except Bank Holidays

 Use the ticketing system at the top of the page to get started.

Hampton Court – Kingston: 35 minutes direct (and vice versa)

Adult Fares: Single: £8.50  

Child/Concession: £6.00

Hampton Court – Richmond: 1hr 45 minutes (and vice versa)

Adult Fares: Single: £12.00 

Child/Concession: £9.50 

Kingston – Richmond: 1hr (and vice versa)

Adult Fares: Single: £10.00  

Child/Concession: £7.50 

The timetable below shows the departure and arrival times depending on which direction you are travelling. Please check Daily updates for up to date information on changes to the service.

September: Tuesday – Friday only
October: Tuesday – Sunday
2021 timetable      
Hampton CourtTown End Pier KingstonTurks Pier Kingston
Turks Pier KingstonTown End Pier KingstonHampton Court


£2.50 OFF Adult Fare

Under 2’s



£2.50 OFF Adult Fare


Welcome on Board


Welcome on Board


Welcome on Board

Please note: If you are a wheelchair user please call the Turks office 020 8546 2434 so our crew are ready to assist you.

Town End


Hampton Court


Private Hire

For a riverside party venue that is memorable, stylish
and fun, Turk’s party boats are available for private hire
all year round. Each boat has an outside deck, dance floor,
bar and is fully heated during winter months.

Our Boats

Our most eye-catching boat, this colourful Mississippi style stern wheeler brings a flavour of old New Orleans to the River Thames. Can host up to 150 guests, or 86 for a seated dinner. Bar and dance floor. More details

A wonderful party boat sporting panoramic views from the open top deck. A great space for a get together! Can host up to 50 guests, or 20 for a seated dinner. Bar and dance floor. More details

Yarmouth Belle

Originally built in 1892, this traditional English side wheeler offers elegance and a large outside deck that is a wonderful social space. Can host up to 125 guests, or 35 for a seated dinner. Bar and dance floor. More details

Private Rental Prices

New Southern Belle

Yarmouth Belle

Richmond Royale

Our Partners

Get in touch


Turk Launches,
Town End Pier, 68 High Street,
Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1HN

Contact Us

Phone : 020 8546 2434

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