Turk Launches
  • Town End Pier
    68 High Street
    KT1 1HN
Renowned for their eye catching boats, Turk Launches run scheduled river cruises between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court Palace. Up to 45 trips run daily between April to October and boats are available for private hire all year round.


For a fun day out, Turk Launches river cruises are the perfect way to explore the beautiful stretch of the Thames between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court Palace.


Between April and October up to 45 scheduled river trips run daily from piers at Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court. See timetable


A bar is on board each boat, and this delightful river cruise is one of the most relaxing ways to view historical landmarks from the river:


  • Hampton Court Palace and its noted gardens
  • The tradition of passing throughTeddington Lock
  • Eel Pie & Thames Ditton Island
  • Richmond and Kingston's bustling riversides


Turk's boats are suitable for all ages, toilets are on board, cyclists and dogs are welcome, disabled access is available at certain piers.


Thames River Boat Parties:


A river boat party is one of the most novel ways to celebrate your special occasion. Turk's offer day and evening boat hire - all year round.


Renowned for having the prettiest and most eye catching boats along the river, Turk's boats can cater for 20 - 150 people.


  • Wedding receptions
  • Arrive by boat to your riverside wedding venue
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Balls & Proms
  • Work parties
  • Charity functions


Turk's dedicated team of caterers, entertainers, florists and decorations specialists all help to personalise your event to make sure it is one to remember. All you have to do is enjoy yourself!


"Without doubt a fantastic evening we will remember and cherish for years to come" Greg M


Special Events & Group Bookings:


Group bookings are taken for 20 people or more. Ideal for:


  • School educational trips
  • Social get-togethers
  • Residential home residents day out
  • Tourist groups
  • Student groups


Special services and ticket deals are available for:


  • Hampton Court Foodies Festival
  • Hampton Court Festival
  • Hampton Court Flower Show
  • Great River Race


Please call 020 8546 2434 or visit our website for more details.


Turk Film Services


We offer advisory services to film and television production companies in Richmond and further a-field, covering every aspect of marine activity. We can advise on location, we can provide boats and props, and we can even construct sets complete with boat replicas, jetties and docks.


For further information on our film services please contact Michael Turk or John Tweedle on 01634 400 110.

Turk Launches - Boat Hire



Town End Pier
68 High Street


020 8546 2434


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