Welcome to the Port of London Authority's dedicated recreational users' website, developed to help you navigate the tidal Thames, whether you’re a first timer or a regular visitor. If you want to keep in regular touch, why not join our Tidal Thames Navigators Club(the link's at top right)?
Our latest safety campaign is looking to improve all river users’ awareness of how to share the river safely with smaller, vulnerable recreational craft on the tidal Thames. The campaign features seven posters aimed at: paddlers, rowers and skippers of motor cruisers, sailing boats and commercial vessels
The Cleaner Thames campaign is all about stopping rubbish getting in the River Thames.
Every year hundreds of tonnes of plastic bottles, food wrappers and other rubbish gets into the Thames, harming creatures including fish, seals and birds. Backed by international explorer, Paul Rose the campaign has a simple message: Bin it for a Cleaner Thames.
The Port of London Authority advise man-powered vessels, in particular; Schools, Novices, Junior crews or those that do not usually navigate on the tidal section of the river Thames not to go afloat on the Ebb Tide.
All river users of man-powered vessels should navigate with extreme caution and consider whether it is safe for them to go afloat on the Ebb Tide.