Thames River Boat Hire

Thames Boat Hire

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When you come aboard one of our Thames River Cruise Boats, you leave behind the hustle of life. Soak up the sunshine, the sounds and the sites that the Thames has to offer. When you hire one of our boats you really do have the power to relax. Choose to cruise upstream past the historic Hampton Court or Runnymede; alternatively you could go downstream towards the market town of Kingston-upon-Thames. Indulge in all the natural beauty that the river has to offer. The River Thames & surrounding areas are home to some of the most historical heritages you will find. The Thames Banks are home to some of the oldest pubs in London, with some stretching back as far as 500+ years ago.

The River Thames is one of the most idyllic rivers in Europe. Its banks are home to scenic countryside, prospering towns & villages, famous landmarks, as well as hundreds of pubs and restaurants dotted along the way. When you hire one of our cruisers you get to enjoy the sights and sounds of the river at a relaxed own pace, you can pass under Tower Bridge or explore the famous Thames Barriers.

Some of the many things that you can enjoy from the Thames River Cruise Hire;

Lunch / Dinner

Indulge in a waterway delight; dine from one of our vessels as it travels up and down the Thames. Enjoy various courses and delicacies depending on which boat, menu and time of day you choose to dine from. We have the options to cater for lunch events, finer dining, nibbles or even an onboard BBQ. Enjoy delicious foods and wines as you soak up the sights the Thames and surrounding London areas have to offer.

Corporate Functions

You can hire one of our boats for a corporate function as they can be decorated throughout, set up with tables, chairs, or however you need it to be. Perfect for Christmas events, leaving do’s or even meetings. Host your summer’s work do on one of our boats and enjoy the pleasant trip out on the waters. We can cater for Champagne if you wanted to add some fizz to your event.

Sight-Seeing Cruises

We offer day hire for sightseeing cruises for those enthusiastic about seeing the famous sights that London has to offer, cruise past the Houses of Parliament & Big Ben or underneath Tower Bridge and take a glimpse at the sheer size of HMS Trafalgar. We give guided river cruises as part of this package so you will definitely learn something new about the incredible surroundings.

River Transfers

We can cater for river transfers, so if it is quicker for you to jump on a boat and zip across the river to your destination, we can help with that. We can get you from A – B avoiding all of the busy London traffic. We will get you from our starting point to any of the London piers (if available). If you want, our crew can provide a guide-commentary of all the London sights along the way.


One of our more popular reasons to hire out one of our boats for an event is for weddings. You can decorate your own boat prior to the event getting it all picturesque for those famous wedding photos. We can cruise to a destination or simply float out on the water; you really do have the power to decide how your important day pans out. Take a look at some of our wedding packages available where we can cater from 30 to 250 guests with options for catering, wine and champagne. What better way to celebrate your special day by being out on the water with your loved ones capturing the breathtaking views London has to offer.

Family Celebrations

Alternatively it might be a family member’s birthday and you’re stuck for ideas on how or where to celebrate. What about a birthday party aboard one of our vessels? We can cater for a live band or DJ, drinks and lunchtime nibbles. Come and celebrate your success or special event, uniting the entire family on the deck of our cruiser. If a family celebration with a twist is your cup of tea then check out our packages available today.

Steady Sailing:

When people think of the Thames they think of a busy, choppy and vigorous river. However the Thames is actually a moderately simple River to navigate around smoothly, so much that it is ideal for slow vessel cruising. Occasionally after a heavy rainfall The Environmental Agency who are responsible for the River Thames will display signs on lock gates and other various warning signs to warn people of dangers. Only after a heavy rainfall does the difficulty of navigating the flowing currents become slightly more difficult, but even so then the captain is more than qualified and experienced to handle the elements.

The following rules apply to ensure the continued safe & enjoyable experience is had by all;

  • We recommend that life jackets are constantly worn. Including Adults and especially Children / Non-swimmers. We provide these.
  • Wear suitable non-slip footwear and strictly no sandals, flip flops or other minimal gripping footwear.

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Why not bring the family onto one of our hired boat cruises, safety first and then everyone onboard for a waterway adventure. There are hundreds of things for kids to spot, photograph or draw as you sail by on your adventure up and down the banks. We often have our boaters return again and again because of how much they enjoyed their action packed family day out.


The Thames is notorious for its fishing. Boasting from countless fishing spots, giving you that Sunday afternoon feeling as you fish and admire the graceful flow of the river. Fishing from your hire boat is not allowed, however there are numerous riverside spots for you to moor up at and take advantage of the free riverside spots. Fish common to the Thames for those enthusiasts are; Barbell, Perch, Pike, Carp, Chub & Roach.

Our Thames Boat Hire

You can embark and disembark your guests at a choice of central London piers depending on availability.

We offer all our clients access to prepare their boat up to 1.5 hrs prior to the start of their function, at our Lambeth Pier base, for no extra cost! (Although at the end of the night you must unload at your final disembarkation pier).

Please refer to our Private Hire Rates and Things You Should Know for further information. Alternatively contact us direct on 0207 928 9009 and book one of our Thames Party Boats direct.

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