Riverboat Adventure for Young People

Thames Venturer
Thames Venturer

Sail 4 Cancer is delighted to be working with the National Community Boats Association & River Thames Boat Project to provide boating trips full of adventure for teenagers living with cancer and their chosen friend.

These trips are for youngsters between 11 and 14 years old (we can sometimes take older guests, but NEVER younger) and they are encouraged to bring along a friend or sibling (in the same age range) to keep them company. The youngsters eat and sleep on board the boat. Each trip will have a qualified skipper and crew onboard, though everyone will be expected to get involved with all aspects of boating including steering, locking, ropework - and cooking for crewmates!

Ideal for those who have never been on a riverboat before, those with previous experience will also find they have plenty to learn. There are no medical staff on board this trip, so we cannot take anyone requiring constant medical attention, although it is often feasible to take those with mobility restrictions if we have prior notice. This opportunity is an incredible confidence boost for all who participate - there is no time to talk about illness as there is so much going on, with the overall emphasis on teamwork, adventure - and FUN. There will be an excellent variety of boating and non-boating activities planned to keep the youngsters busy all weekend.



There is no cost for these trips apart from travel to and from the starting point. The youngsters eat and sleep on the boat.

Date for 2019:
Friday 31st May to Monday 3rd June

(NB This trip will start late afternoon / early evening on Friday and finish on Sunday afternoon)

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


Some of the lovely feedback comments previous Riverboat Adventures

“I had a fantastic time on the boat with my friend. I loved all the activities and getting to know the other people.” Amy (age 13)

"It was a really good experience & something I wouldn't normally do, which took my mind off my treatment. I was really glad I could bring a friend with me. The crew were all brilliant." Harry (age 11)

”I absolutely loved this trip and the experience and scenery were amazing. I feel more confident in myself and I will never forget this trip.” Kate (age 13)

"It was great fun and everyone was so kind. Pizza making was awesome and we all bonded. I made new friends who I’m going to stay in touch with. Thank you so much." Vaz (age 13)

© 4 Cancer Group 2019