Accessible boating with 

Thames Sailability & Impossible Dream

February 2024. -  Operations continue to be disrupted by Strong Stream warning.

The continued heavy rain has resulted in The Environment Agency displaying Strong Stream warnings on their website and at locks.  Warnings advise users of all boats not to navigate as strong flows make it difficult and dangerous.  

As safety is our top priority, we always cancel trips when Red Boards or Yellow Increasing Boards are in place.  

Thames Sailability apologises for the disappointment this may cause but we believe you will understand this is the correct action and really out of our control.

Accessible boating for people with reduced mobility

Thames Sailability provides accessible boating for wheelchair users, people with reduced mobility, and those with learning challenges.

Thames Sailability's specially adapted motorboat, Impossible Dream, allows our passengers to enjoy boating on the Thames. We have a boarding ramp for access by users of wheelchairs, powered chairs and people with reduced mobility, and a safe covered cabin area.  

Impossible Dream sails all year round, and can make short and longer trips for groups and individuals.

Boarding locations 

Our fully qualified volunteer crew usually takes on and drops off passengers at Cowey Sale, on the riverside by Walton Bridge. There is a large car park, toilets and a refreshment bar. To find out about other boarding locations, get in touch.

Support us

Thames Sailability is funded exclusively through the kind donations and sponsorship of our supporters. 

Support us today - make a donation online 


See who supports us on our SUPPORTERS page 

Want to get involved? We're looking for volunteer boat crew. Find out about volunteering with us.

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing–absolutely nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” 

Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows.