“We help people with disabilities to get out and about, meet people and make friends, enjoy the River and perhaps take up fishing. We offer leisure and fishing trips in a supportive environment.”

Thank you to all who have supported and donated!  

Upstream or downstream – we are having fun, nature spotting, feeding ducks and meeting friends… 


Some pictures of our recent trips ..more to follow  

Open for the new Season !

We now have cost effective minibus transport ! Please enquire

Discounts for small families and multiple bookings..

Nature spotting trips with free duck food Audio Nature Spotting - free trail trips available.
To enhance trips for people with visual impairments.
As always, free acclimatisation sessions available.

"My family thoroughly enjoyed our trip. I have a sight impairment and found the assistance to get on and off the boat particularly helpful. The boat was very quiet and stable and we all found it very relaxing, particularly listening to the river sounds. It was great to be told where to look to spot wildlife and we were given  interesting  commentary on the construction and history of other boats and the magnificent bridges and locks. Without this information I would have missed the details, but would still have enjoyed the trip.”
Jane, Stoke Row

Receive the benefits of eco-therapy whilst on the water and maybe stop for lunch at a riverside venue..

Boat Info:                      

  • Accessible Bow-loading door with virtually no step

  • Flat and channel ramps

  • Sun canopy, full length, optional.

  • High visibility markings to highlight edges and seating

  • Modular seating for all needs

  • Cushions and back cushions

Suitable for most wheelchairs – spare manual transporter chair  available. 

Unfortunately, due to weight restrictions heavy electric wheelchairs are not permitted.

Get involved! We have volunteering opportunities for:

Assistant Boatman
Duties include meeting and greeting, assisting with safety briefing and fitting life jackets. Locks.

Invent and create new fundraising streams, help us with grant applications. Or simply shake charity boxes!

Networking Assistant
Have experience at selling or building networks? Locally connected? We can be your mentoring project and would love to hear from you

What we do

Floatability offers skippered, accessible boat trips on the Thames for disabled adults and children. We understand disabilities may be seen or unseen and include any combination of physical, special needs or mental health conditions. We can work with you along with carers and professionals, to provide the best service and meet your needs.

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From experience we understand that getting out and about can at times be challenging, so our aim is to help people  by offering friendly, accessible leisure trips and perhaps a new hobby such as  nature spotting, art or photography. We offer a space to meet new friends and mix with different groups of people.  Everyone is unique and we celebrate all kinds of uniqueness. Sometimes just feeding the ducks is a great way to rest, recharge and experience connection.  There are often chances to see different kinds of wildlife on board. We can also do trips just for carers, or family days out with a loved one with disabilities, or larger organisations that can do multiple trips in one day. 

The option of a lunch time is a chance to share the days experiences, compare nature spotting notes and enjoy a sandwich lunch or cream tea at our base. Photos can be taken with permission and emailed out as a memento.  For lunch options please see below. We have a fully accessible base with separate entrance and ample room.  Free parking and subsidised drinks.  Our slipway is just a 1.5 min walk away via pavement. We do have a spare transporter wheelchair available for use, so please let u know or any requirements and we will do our best to accommodate you. 

Floatability offers skippered, accessible boat trips on the Thames for disabled adults and children. We understand disabilities are seen and unseen and may include a combination of physical, special needs or mental health conditions. We provide nature spotting, art and photography trips on the Goring on Thames stretch of the river. 

Lunch time on the longer trips is a chance to share the days experiences, compare nature spotting notes and enjoy a good meal. With permission, group photos can be taken and emailed out as a memento.  Our caring and non-judgemental approach, combined with all the benefits of eco-therapy from being out on the water, creates a calm and relaxing environment where people can experience relaxation and healing.

Trips and Pricing

Prices shown are total per trip : inclusive of up to 8 passengers  

Bespoke trip lengths available. Art & Photography included at no extra cost.

Duration Description Price per boat

1 hour

Our 1 hour taster, might suit those who are short of time.

3 hour

3 hour, includes time for lunch at our base or alternative venue of choice.


5 hour

5 hour, includes time for lunch or perhaps fishing for experienced fishers.
Launching our boat, Talula 2, for her first season. April 2022

We offer space for up to 8 passengers / 2 or 3 wheelchair users and carers.  We have comfortable back cushions. 

An additional 2 crew members skipper the boat.

We offer Nature Spotting, Photography & Art trips along the Goring reach of The Thames. Free acclimatisation sessions available. 

Carers are welcome along at no extra cost. Price per boat.   Please see our map showing the reach of the river.


Participants can bring their own lunch or have a subsidised lunch deal via Mollies coffee shop in Wallingford, or a freshly made cream lea or fully laid cream tea by The Wallingford Tea Rooms. We have the use of a quiet bar or function room at our base at no extra cost. Drinks are subsidised and can be bought via the social club.  

You are welcome to bring drinks and snacks on board. 



There is ample parking at Pangbourne Slipway. There is no parking at Goring Mill Stream, however there is parking in the centre of Goring, a short walk away.

 Minibuses and drivers may be available to hire for some journeys, please enquire for more information. Please see our contact page for more information on pick up points. 

Group Programs

We also provide programs for mixing local groups. Such as a charity and a local art group

or children from different schools or organisations

or individuals from any walk of life with other individuals or groups.

Please let us know your circumstances and we will assist you in any way we can.

What we can do for you

We will ask you or a support worker some questions to enable us to give you the best experience we are able to. If there’s something unusual that would make your trip better let us know and we will do our best to do this for you.


With thanks to all donors including...