London Accessible Boat Cruise on the Thames River

London Accessible Boat 13An accessible London boat cruise on the Thames River is one of the most relaxing and unique ways to see the city. Sights include Shakespeare’s Globe, Tower Bridge, the HMS Belfast, and St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Wheelchair users can use ramps to get down to the boat dock where there is flat access onto the boat.  London accessible boat cruises are possible within London or can easily be extended to visit the sights at Greenwich.

The London Accessible Boat Cruise on the Thames River includes:

– Wheelchair accessible ramped access to get on the boat
– Accessible restrooms onboard
– 75 minute round-trip boat journey on the Thames River
– Upper deck un-obstructed accessible viewing
– Live commentary about the sights

Other accessible tours including transportation that you may want to consider are the London accessible bus tour, the 3 hour London private accessible driving tour, and the Highlights of Greenwich Accessible Boat Tour.

 

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Tour Highlights

– Westminster Bridge
– Millennium Bridge
– London Bridge
– Tower Bridge
– Big Ben
– Parliament
– London Eye
– St. Paul’s
– Shakespeare’s Globe
– HMS Belfast
– St. Paul’s Cathedral
– Tower of London
– Royal National Theatre
– Tate Modern
– Much more!

Accessibility Description

I gave the London Accessible Boat Cruise on the Thames River a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because it has step-free access and an accessible bathroom.  It did not get a higher accessibility rating because of the sloped ramp to get down to the dock (no flat access) and the semi-steep ramp at the boat doorway (no flat access, described below).

To begin your wheelchair accessible London boat cruise, you will come down the ramp shown on the left.  You will then go down a second ramp (shown in the photo on the right). 
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The London Accessible Boat Cruise on the Thames River has flat access onto the boat with a VERY small gap (shown in the photo on the left). The biggest accessibility challenge that wheelchair users will encounter is the semi-steep up and down ramp to reach the interior of the boat (shown in the photo on the right). 
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The interior of the modern boats is smooth and spacious.  The chairs are fixed to the ground, so wheelchair users will need to pull up to the end of the table.
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From the lower level, you can easily see the sights such as the HMS Belfast (shown on the left) and the Tower Bridge (shown on the right).
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The London accessible boat tour is equipped with a stair-lift for wheelchair users to reach the upper deck.  Although you can see fine from the lower deck, the upper deck has a few extra benefits: you have good views in virtually every direction, you won’t have to worry about window glare present on the lower level, and you can enjoy the weather (if it’s good).
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The modern boats have an accessible toilet shown in the photos below.  The older boats do not have accessible toilets.
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Sage Travel Tip: London accessible boat tours are great at sunset!

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Tour Details

Tour duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cost: £26 per person, round-trip between Westminster and Tower of London.
* £10 off if booked as part of an accessible London travel package
Days of the week the tour is offered: 7 days a week
Meeting time: We suggest sunset if you are touring within London, and we suggest the morning if you are going all the way to Greenwich
Meeting place: Westminster Bridge or Tower of London
Number of people on tour: Up to 12 people
Cancellation policy: 80% refund with at least 7 days notice, 50% refund with at least 4 days notice, and no refund with less than 4 days notice. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Snacks/meals and gratuities.

 

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Read more:

London Accessible Travel – main page
   Pros and Cons of London Disabled Access
   13 Wheelchair Accessible Travel Tips for London England
   9 Keys to Success for London Handicapped Travel
   Tower of London Wheelchair Access
   London Eye Wheelchair Accessibility
   Stonehenge Disabled Access
   Travel Insurance for Disabled Travelers
   London Accessible Travel Packages
Accessible Walking and Driving Tours in London

   Highlights of London Accessible Driving Tour
   Classic London Wheelchair Accessible Tour
   Royal London Accessible Guided Tour
   London Accessible Boat Cruise on the Thames River
   Stonehenge & Hampton Court Accessible Driving Tour
   Stonehenge & Windsor Castle Accessible Guided Tour
   Stonehenge Accessible Tour by Train
   Cambridge Accessible Tour from London
   Oxford Accessible Tour from London
   Highlights of Greenwich Accessible Tour
London Accessibility Guide by John Sage
London Trip Planning by Sage Traveling
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