Slide MAKING THE MOST OF THE WATER New to Watersports? It's never been easier to safely go afloat on the tidal Thames. Check out our selection of organisations that welcome beginners. Get Active Explore central London by kayak with London Kayak Company Slide MAKING THE MOST OF THE WATER Cruising on the tidal Thames Boating on the tidal Thames can be a rewarding experience whether exploring the upper river or as the starting point to a cross channel passage. Cruising Boating on the tidal Thames Slide MAKING THE MOST OF THE WATER Paddling on the tidal Thames Paddling -- whether canoeing, kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding -- on the tidal Thames requires knowledge of the powerful river and awareness of other river users. Paddling Kayakers on the tidal River Thames Slide MAKING THE MOST OF THE WATER Rowing on the tidal Thames The tidal Thames is very much the heart of British rowing for both traditional and fine boat rowers. It is home to events such as The Boat Race (between Oxford and Cambridge) and The Great River Race. Rowing Scullers on the tidal River Thames
Near Miss Reporting

Look after each other on the river. Tell us when you see a safety issue on the Thames.

Navigators Club

A free membership offering you a range of benefits in addition to the latest safety and navigational information.

Living Afloat Guide

Making your home on the tidal Thames can lead to a great lifestyle, but requires careful consideration.

Everything you need to make the most of your time on the Thames.

Listings of upcoming races and regattas on the river.

The Port of London Authority is the harbour and navigational authority for the tidal Thames below Teddington through to the Thames Estuary. The PLA’s primary role is the management of navigation and promoting the safe use of the tidal Thames. 

Download the ultimate companion to the River Thames.

Our free tidal Thames app has live tides for 12 sites, shipping movements, alerts and more. Available for iOS via the App Store and Android via Google Play.

A free membership offering you a range of benefits in addition to the latest safety and navigational information.