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Turk Launches

Renowned for their eye catching boats, Turk Launches run up to 45 boat trips daily April to October between Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court Palace. Private hire available all year round. Public Disco and Jazz cruises.

One of the most enjoyable ways to explore the stunning stretch of river Thames between Kingston, Richmond and Hampton Court Palace is take a Turk Launches river cruise.

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

Culture, history, architecture, shopping, lunch, afternoon tea – everything is made so much more relaxing when you arrive on a Turks river cruise.

Put your feet up, enjoy a chilled beer and take in the stunning views. Kids love it, perfect for tired legs.

Turk's boats are suitable for all ages, bars and toilets are on board, inside and outside decks, cyclists and dogs (on a lead) are welcome, disabled access is available at certain piers.

Turk’s Piers can be found at:

Kingston - Turk’s Pier at the back of John Lewis

Kingston - Town End Pier

Hampton Court Palace

Richmond - St Helena Pier outside White Cross pub

Tickets purchased on-board

Group Bookings

For 20 people are more

Must be booked minimum 2 weeks in advance

Turks are the official river boat transport provider for Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

Private Hire available all year round

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

Celebrant Ceremonies


Special Occasions

Balls & Proms

Hen and Stag


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.

Turk's Public Disco Cruises

Join up to 150 people on board for one of the liveliest, easy to organise, fun nights out. Disco cruises run May - September and in December. Ideal for birthdays, a good get together with friends, or a work’s celebration.

8.00pm - Disco Cruises depart from Turks Pier, Kingston

4 hour evening disco cruise Kingston - Richmond - Hampton Court Palace

Fish & chip supper is delivered fresh to the boat about an hour into the evening

Liveliest dance floor in town!

Return Midnight to Turks Pier, Kingston

The Cost - £26.50 per person (price 2017) Tickets must be pre-booked

Turk's Public Jazz Cruises

A flavour of New Orleans is brought to the River Thames on board the Missisippi Style Steam Sterner the New Southern Belle, along with the effervescent sounds of the Rag-A-Jazz band. Held in June and September .

Plenty of room on the dance floor to shake those moves!

Delicious bowl food buffet

1.00 pm - 4 hour scenic cruise Kingston - Richmond - Hampton Court Palace whilst being serenaded by the lively sounds of traditional jazz

12.45pm - boarding starts at Turk’s Pier, Kingston

The Cost - £42.00 per person (price 2017) Tickets must be pre-booked

5.00pm - arrive back at Kingston

For all details for tripping timetable, private hire or disco and jazz cruises visit Turks website

Latest Property Reviews

  • "excellent"
    Having our wedding party on the New Southern Belle was a great decision. The crew were top class from start to finish. We had an excellent time and so many of our guests told us they did too. We would definitely consider doing it again for a special occasion.
  • "really appreciated"
    "Just writing to say thank you. We had a great time aboard the Richmond Royale on Sunday. Spacious boat, great facilities and great staff. They even waited for us and a few of our guests, as some of us got really stuck in traffic getting to the pier, and we really appreciated it. David said it was a birthday party he will never forget! Thanks again"
  • "Thank you"
    We all had a fabulous time on Saturday.....Please pass on my thanks to Jerry and his crew.......they were impeccable and very accommodating! All went very well and, I am pleased to say, the bar bill was less than my budget! Please account to me in due course for the bar and deposit balance refunds. Thank you once again for a great evening.
  • "just delightful"
    "I just want to say a HUGE thank you to you and your teams!! We had a fabulous time yesterday afternoon. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and we were so incredibly lucky with the weather – it just couldn't have been better! Nonie – again your team were amazing. They are professional but friendly – such a great balance - and everyone commented on how wonderful the food was. Nick, your guys are really superb and coped so well with the constant bar activity! Nick - please can you pass my thanks onto Steve - the casino table was really popular again and it was great this year to have two new winners. Please could you also thank the crew of the boat for me – they were just delightful. And hopefully, we will see you next year when we will definitely be under some pressure to pick great weather again!"
  • "absolutely outstanding"
    "Just to say a huge thanks for all your assistance towards and service on our wedding day. You were absolutely outstanding and we were delighted with your service on the day and positive we could not have made a better choice. All of our guests commented on how fantastic your staff and the venue were and we are thrilled about that and in complete agreement. We hold many special memories of our day and you are a huge part of that. We would not hesitate to recommend you and hope we get the chance to make use of your service again in the future."
  • "extremely helpful"
    All your staff were extremely helpful and looked after us really well. Thanks to them all for helping to make our experience really enjoyable.
  • "staff on board were brilliant"
    The members of staff on board were brilliant. With us being in the hospitality industry we appreciate great staff and they were.
  • "polite and enabled"
    Turks staff was very professional and polite and enabled a smooth running evening for myself and my guests to enjoy.
  • "experience was great"
    The whole experience was great from start to finish and everyone said what a brilliant 18th it was!
  • "fantastic hat party"
    Had a fantastic hat party for my 40th on this boat – everyone really enjoyed it. Well worth doing!
  • "just superb"
    "I am very pleased that I used your company to help me put on my special birthday party. Getting friends and family all together is always a bit of a problem and I had to alter arrangements a few times – you were always very helpful and accommodated all my requirements. On the day, all the crew were marvellous, very helpful and professional – the captain was excellent – helping with music etc during the voyage. I have had so many comments from my friends and family on how beautiful the boat was and how helpful the bar staff were. Of course, the route and the river are just superb."
  • "very pleased"
    We are very pleased with ourselves for choosing a boat trip to celebrate our anniversary, everyone enjoyed themselves.
  • "fantastic day "
    The day was a complete success and your staff on board were very accommodating in assisting with wheelchairs on and off the boat. It was a fantastic day and our members thoroughly enjoyed the music, the food and the assistance provided by your staff as and when required.
  • "Fantastic afternoon"
    Fantastic afternoon. The meal was fantastic as were all the staff. We will definitely be back.
  • "well managed"
    The trip was well managed and we enjoyed it despite the weather. Time-keeping was excellent and the boat comfortable, clean and well turned out.
  • "staff were excellent, especially the captain!"
    Thank you so much! The boat was beautiful and your staff were excellent, especially the captain!
  • "service were great"
    Thanks for an excellent day, everything went very easily. Your staff and service were great.
  • "fantastic"
    Without a doubt a fantastic evening and one which both my wife and I and our friends will remember and cherish for years to come. The Yarmouth Belle is a beautiful vessel to have a special party on and the staff on board did everything to help make the evening a success. Thank you to all!
  • "Very good service"
    Very good service from crew – going back for more vegetarian food to keep customers happy.
  • "staff were exemplary"
    Thanks to you all for making my event such a great evening. The crew and onboard staff were exemplary, and made everything enjoyable and effortless, I can’t praise them enough. This is a great way to have a party, I would unhesitatingly recommend it to anyone, and will probably do it again myself sometime.
  • "Thank you for all"
    Thank you for all your assistance – my party was a great success. Your staff, especially Jo, were so helpful answering all my queries and so quickly too! Would definitely recommend you!!
  • "fitted the bill perfectly"
    I was struggling to find a venue to cater for ages 10-80 for my 50th. This fitted the bill perfectly. I would definitely do it again and all who came enjoyed the evening tremendously.
  • "crew were charming"
    Being on the Yarmouth Belle helped to make our golden wedding anniversary really special. The Captain and crew were charming, courteous and helpful throughout the day.
  • "boat was beautiful"
    The boat was beautiful and all of our guests commented that it really helped to make our special day perfect.
  • "staff and caterers were fantastic"
    We had the most amazing 60th birthday aboard the Yarmouth Belle. The boat, staff and caterers were fantastic. A good time was had by all.
  • "remember for ever!"
    I want to thank you all for the help and advice you gave me which gave my friend a birthday party to remember for ever! Thank you to the ‘captain’ for his Richard Gere moment!
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