A typical cruise will start in Walton on Thames where I will welcome you on board with a cappuccino and a danish pastry in front of a wood stove fire. I will show you around the boat and chat briefly about safety procedures while on board. With that out of the way we will set on our journey. This will be your chance to slow down, relax and adapt to the river's pace of life. The gorgeous and tranquil Surrey landscapes will help you in the process. Our first lock will be only 40 minutes away and for those with no previous experience this will be a chance to familiarize with the procedure of 'passing a lock' and take active part with the handling of the boat and locks. Is good fun and a good way to learn about life on the river. All seasons are very picturesque on the river and a good camera is a must! With the usual clothing suitable to season and weather forecast don't forget a warm jumper, waterproof jacket and easy on-off shoes as they are not allowed below deck. There will be plenty of soft drinks, tea, coffee and snacks to keep you going. A good riverside pub will be never too far.
Born in Italy, British Citizen, European at heart. My passion for boats started on the Adriatic Sea when I was a teenager. Since, I have sailed extensively in Italy, Croatia, The Solent and I have also completed the crossing of the Tasman Sea between Sydney and Bay of Island, New Zealand. I have lived in London for over 20 years and the Thames is for me a natural connection to the sea. Over the years I have explored every corner of it and I have come to appreciate and love all the different aspects this river has to offer. This passion for boats, sea and the Thames is at the heart of my Experience.
Coffee and teas on arrival with croissants and pastries that will be available throughout the Experience.
soft drink, teas, coffee.
We operate on the river Thames between Shepperton Marina, Hampton Court Palace, River Wey and Chertsey.
Please note: Solo travellers and couples are most welcome but please check with me before booking, will try to fit you in with other guest. Unfortunately I can't run Experiences with just one or two person!
Exploring the Thames at Hampton Court