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After 300 years of boat-building and operating a spectacular fleet of passenger vessels, Turks stands proudly as one of Kingston’s few remaining family run businesses. With a core belief in high standards and detailed organisation, our busy fleet carries thousands of passengers each year and are the proud hosts of hundreds of private events afloat the River Thames.

With a versatile fleet of traditional and modern luxury vessels, and facilities for up to 150 guests, a Turk's Launch will provide an exciting, luxurious, alternative venue throughout the year for any style of event, limited only by your imagination.

Turks celebrated their 300th anniversary in 2010 – quite an achievement!.


Private Hire:

A perfect venue for any occasion 

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 the winter months. When you are looking for a party venue in Richmond or Kingston upon Thames, Turk's party boats are a unique venue choice. 

Group Trips:

Perfect time filler for office groups, charities or just a large family get together! 

If you are looking for a group trip that takes in the sights of the beautiful River Thames then Turks Launches can help! They now offer new Group trip packages, this 90 minute cruise is designed for groups of 20-40 people from £20.00 per person.  

Optional extras: 

Afternoon tea for £16.00 per person 

Unlimited tea and coffee for £2.50 per person 



  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets


  • Description of route - Richmond - Kingston - Hampton Court
  • Typical duration of route - Richmond - Hampton Court approx. 1h 45m

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Piers at Richmond, Kingston and Hampton Court. St. Helena Pier in Richmond is located outside the Red Cross pub at the end of Water Lane.

Turk Launches

Type:Boat Tours

Turks, 68 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, London, KT1 1HN

Tel: 020 8546 2434

Opening Times

Season (25 Mar 2024 - 1 Oct 2024)

* Please check the website for more information about their opening times.

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