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  • Hampton Court Palace Pier
  • Kingston Central
  • Kingston Towns End
  • Turks Pier Richmond

    Allocated Seating: When you book online you’ll be asked to pick a “seat”, this is just to manage our capacity, seats aren’t actually allocated onboard and you’re welcome to sit wherever you like…

    Daily Update:  

    1st July – 31st August Tuesday – Sunday : Full service between Kingston, Hampton Court and Richmond. No service on Monday’s (except Bank Holidays)

    Please note covid-19 precautions:

    – We’re limiting our capacity to ensure comfort and safety for all

    – One way systems are in place around the vessel

    – One in/one out for the toilets

    – Masks must be worn at all times unless drinking/eating

    – Please do not approach the bar, if you wish to purchase a drink please let one of the crew know


    Fancy a BBQ on the Thames?

    FIRE UP THE BBQ & YOU Be Captain For the Day!

    Kingston, Hampton Court & Richmond

    Welcome to Turk Launches – a 310 year old, family run, Thames river boat company.  Each year we carry 1000’s of passengers to explore the stunning stretch of the river Thames  between Kingston, Hampton Court and Richmond. 

    We are easy to get to with each of our piers near to public transport – tube, train, bus.

    Daily Boat Trip Timetable and Prices

    Book Return Tickets and Get 1/3 Off

    Standard services (subject to change, please see daily updates for day to day info): 

    From 1st July: Tuesday – Friday: Operating between Kingston, Hampton Court and Richmond

    Mondays: No service except Bank Holidays

     Use the ticketing system at the top of the page to get started.


    Hampton Court – Kingston: 35 minutes direct (and vice versa)

    Adult Fares: Single: £8.50  

    Child/OAP: £6.00


    Hampton Court – Richmond: 1hr 45 minutes (and vice versa)

    Adult Fares: Single: £12.00 

    Child/OAP: £9.50 


    Kingston – Richmond: 1hr (and vice versa)

    Adult Fares: Single: £10.00  

    Child/OAP: £7.50 

    2021 – Please check Daily updates for up to date information on changes to the service

    The timetable below shows the departure and arrival times depending on which direction you are travelling.
    2021 timetable      
    Hampton CourtTown End Pier KingstonTurks Pier KingstonRichmond
    RichmondTurks Pier KingstonTown End Pier KingstonHampton Court


    £2.50 OFF Adult Fare

    Under 2’s



    £2.50 OFF Adult Fare


    Welcome on Board


    Welcome on Board


    Welcome on Board

    Please note: If you are a wheelchair user please call the Turks office 020 8546 2434 so our crew are ready to assist you.

    Town End


    Hampton Court


    Private Hire

    For a riverside party venue that is memorable, stylish
    and fun, Turk’s party boats are available for private hire
    all year round. Each boat has an outside deck, dance floor,
    bar and is fully heated during winter months.

    Our Events

    Our Boats

    Our most eye-catching boat, this colourful Mississippi style stern wheeler brings a flavour of old New Orleans to the River Thames. Can host up to 150 guests, or 86 for a seated dinner. Bar and dance floor. More details

    A wonderful party boat sporting panoramic views from the open top deck. A great space for a get together! Can host up to 50 guests, or 20 for a seated dinner. Bar and dance floor. More details

    Yarmouth Belle

    Originally built in 1892, this traditional English side wheeler offers elegance and a large outside deck that is a wonderful social space. Can host up to 125 guests, or 35 for a seated dinner. Bar and dance floor. More details

    Private Rental Prices

    New Southern Belle

    Yarmouth Belle

    Richmond Royale

    Our Partners

    Get in touch


    Turk Launches Ltd,
    Town End Pier, 68 High Street,
    Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1HN

    Contact Us

    Phone : 020 8546 2434

    Email :

    Minimum order amount is £1.00