Sail 4 Cancer Family Afloat Day

When family life has been taken over by hospital appointments and treatment schedules, it’s good to take some time off and enjoy a proper family day out. Our Family Riverboat Day is the perfect opportunity to do just that!

Our guests will arrive for a welcome snack (late breakfast?) on the Thames Venturer before setting off down the Thames. Whether you want to relax and watch the world go by, or get involved with sailing the boat and learning about life on the Thames, the choice is yours. Youngsters of all ages will find plenty to keep them occupied on this fabulous boat and everyone can have a go at steering! The Thames Venturer is a specially converted Dutch barge, so in addition to being a really comfortable way to sail the River Thames, it is safe for all ages and also fully accessible for those with a range of mobility issues (as long as we know in advance).

The trip is suitable for all ages and abilities.
There is no charge for participating in the day's activities.
Children under 14 MUST be accompanied on a one-to-one basis by an adult
Children over 14 but under 18 MUST be accompanied by at least one adult per two children.

Guests will arrive at 10.30am and depart at around 5pm.

Dates for 2019:
Sunday 31st March 2019
Sunday 6th October 2019


Some of the lovely comments from the Family Riverboat Day 2018

“Thank you for the really enjoyable absorbing family day that stopped us thinking about the ‘cancer treadmill’. Very much appreciated and couldn’t have come at a better time. We all enjoyed the day as a family and have made some lovely memories.” Natasha

“Me and my mum and sister had lots of fun while spending time together and also meeting new people on the boat.” Yasna (age 15)

”We thoroughly enjoyed our day on the river, we were truly spoilt from delicious bacon rolls and coffee, and encouraging us to take part in the day. I never expected to take the wheel and it was a real confidence boost. I will remember our happy day on the river for a long time to come.” Jane



To apply for a sailing trip please fill in the sailing trips application form

© 4 Cancer Group 2019