Take some time out

Before you even step aboard, there’s plenty to enjoy at the marina itself. Set between Shepperton and Sunbury locks, it’s a peaceful spot that comes complete with plenty of parking and its very own canoe centre, where you can hire out canoes and kayaks.

Nearby you’ll find the popular café and riverside walk of Cowey Sale, and Walton Town Centre is a 15-minute stroll away too.

Our boat holds up to 10 people, which includes children and two volunteer crew members, and there are a few different ways that you can enjoy it:

  • Day trips
    Cruise the day away with a relaxing two-to-three-hour trip along the Thames.
  • Seasonal day trips
    Throughout the year, we run some fun themed trips like Easter egg hunts, spooky Halloween shenanigans and I-spy competitions.
  • Overnight stays
    The boat has a kitchenette with fridge, stove and oven and access to the marina’s nearby shower block, as well as the marina’s on site BBQ, so you have all you need for a very special sleepover for four people.
  • Moored
    If you just want to enjoy being on the water and take in the tranquillity of Shepperton Marina, you can reserve a spot to do just that.

Please note that peak bookings (during school holidays) are taken no earlier than two months before the start date.

Enquire about our boat trips

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