ABOUT THIS SITE

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)?

Films
Rowing through Central London
All you need to know to row or paddle safely on the Tidal Thames, especially in Central London.
Cruising through Central London
All you need to know to cruise safely on the Tidal Thames, especially between Limehouse and Lambeth.
Safely navigating in the upper tidal Thames
Navigating in the Thames between Putney and Teddington? Watching our new film will help you do so in safety.
Safely navigating in the lower tidal Thames
Watch this film before you plan your passage
Information about Yacht Clubs, Rowing Clubs, Marinas, Moorings and other facilities for leisure boaters on the tidal Thames.
Rowers on the Thames tideway are being urged to keep a look out at all times in a new poster campaign from the Port of London Authority (PLA) and Thames Regional Rowing Council (TRRC). See the Lookout posters here.
 
 
 
 
 
Ebb Tide Flag Warning
Caution - EBB TIDE Strong Fluvial Flows
 
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.
Live Tides

Select your gauge

Safety Bulletins issued by the PLA for the information of the Thames community
TIDAL THAMES NAVIGATORS CLUB
A free to join club offering you a range of benefits in addition to the latest safety and navigational information.
 
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