About Turk Launches
A warm welcome aboard from all of us here at Turks Thames Cruises, we’re a 300-year-old, family-run, Thames river boat company. Each year we carry 1000s of passengers to explore the stunning stretch of the Thames between Richmond and Hampton Court Palace.
March to October, Turk Launches run up-to 45 boat trips daily along the most scenic stretch of the River Thames, capturing the history and beauty of Richmond and Kingston -upon-Thames, and Hampton Court Palace. Their eye-catching fleet of boats is each stylishly furnished, with a bar, toilet and outside deck. Put your feet up, sip a chilled drink and just take in the stunning views. Kids love it, perfect for tired legs!
See Cultural and architectural landmarks
Cultural and architectural landmarks along the river include Eel Pie Island, Teddington Lock, Richmond Hill and Hampton Court Palace. Sit back and get a glimpse of the most jaw-dropping riverside properties. Enjoy seeing nature and watching river sports in action – rowing, sailing, paddle-boarding.
And as the bustling cosmopolitan riversides of Kingston and Richmond come into view – or at Hampton Court just take a short walk over the bridge - take time to explore an eclectic choice of shops, markets, stylish bars and restaurants – all just within minutes of Turk’s three piers.
About Our Boats
Turks two most renowned boats are the Yarmouth Belle - an historical English side wheeler and known as the prettiest boat along the Thames. And the New Southern Belle – an iconic Mississippi styled paddle steamer that brings a flavour of Old New Orleans to our London waterway. You may recognise this boat from scenes in the British TV drama New Tricks and it was also the boat featured in Culture Club’s Karma Chameleon video.
Simply put, everything is made so much more relaxing and interesting when you arrive on a Turk’s river cruise.