Walk the Thames path
Find fishing locations
Check camping sites
Find moorings and marinas
Plan your river journey
Find riverside pubs
Lots of detail to help you enjoy the river
Not sure how long a trip will take?.
Choose your starting and ending locations
For the River Thames there are over 100 locations and more than 40 for the Wey Navigation (including locks, marinas, pubs, and more).
Sailing distance and locks to transit
The app will tell you how many locks on your journey and the sailing time at 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 MPH.
The safety of your passengers, crew and boat is of the utmost importance.
Preparing to sail
All the things you need to know and check and how to make sure it is safe to sail.
In case of an incident
The app will guide you to the nearest Emergency Rendezvous Point.
Just as there are 'Rules of the Road' so there are 'Rules of the River'.
Indicate your intensions (such as coming about or passing another craft with the correct sound signal.
Ensure your journey is safe by following the rules for passing other craft and negotiating marked hazards.
Overlay a map of the river with any combination of locks, moorings, marinas, bridges, sanitation, fishing, camping, fuel, pubs, Thames path, Emergency RV points.
Choose from 100+ locations (for Thames; 40+ on Wey) and find the sailing distance, sailing time (at 5, 4, 3, 2 , 1 mph) and number of locks to transit.
Link to EA site for current conditions on non-tidal Thames; better still, install the Non-Tidal Thames Shortcut (includes option to see map overlayed with live conditions).
See the current and short term forecast for selected locations on the River Thames.
Check the clearance (expected gap between water and underside of bridge) for any of the bridges; find the expected water depth for any section.
Advice and Guidance
Read the official guidance for safe boating; check the safety steps prior to sailing; read what to do in an emergency; check nautical terms in the Glossary.
My customers and all my colleagues involved in the leisure boating scene on the Thames and Wey have found the River Thames Guide App really useful as a practical river guide, a trade directory and the map helpful in locating the best boating facilities on the River Thames and connecting waterways..
Thames Boat House Ltd
The River Thames Guide App is matched with the River Thames Guide Booklet that you can pick up free from British Marine members businesses working alongside the river and then with the App plan your boating journey afloat or your towpath ramble ashore.
British Marine London and Thames Valley
It is really so useful to determine the sailing distance and number of locks for planned journeys.
Thames motor yacht owner
We find the information invaluable when sailing as so much of the river has poor phone coverage (so no Internet); the breadth of detail is a tribute to the app's author.
Matt and Joan
Weekend sailors (upper reaches)
Ready access to details of portage is really helpful when canoeing on the Thames as is the listing of slipways from where we can launch.
Canoeist and sometime fisherman
Select the river section
Choose the river section containing the stretch you are interested in.
Select the stretch
Tap the stretch for which you want the current conditions to be displayed.
Set as default
Tap 'Yes' if you want this stretch to be the default when the Shortcut is opened.
Live Conditions display
The current conditions for the selected stretch are displayed.