Why Choose Us

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We Listen to YOUR Requirements

With Thames Boat Hire, each Private Charter is tailor-made to your requirements, so you can choose your departure time and pier location, choose what type of food you would like and entertainment

Before we can select the most appropriate boat for your event, we first need to discover the event brief which will helps us to gain a better understanding of your needs and ensures that we create the right experience for you and your guests.

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We Find the Perfect Boat to Match your Event

Thames Boat Hire in London is an independent broker specialising in boats on the river Thames.

Our aim is to find the perfect boat for your event.

Being a broker means that we are not tied to a specific vessel or product which allows us to search a wide range of boats on the river to find the best vessel for you.

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We Offer Professional and Unbiased Advice

Our extensive knowledge of all the Thames boat rentals allows us to offer professional and unbiased advice.

We work for you and spend time assessing your personal event requirements fake rolex box vs real, we will only recommend a boat that fits the needs of your London event.

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We will Guide You through Each Stage

Our experienced team will guide you through each stage of the charter process, giving you personalised advice and all the information that you will need.

We will take care of all the boring bits (paperwork, logistics, tide checks, food orders, deliveries etc.) So that you can enjoy the fun bits (menu choices, colour scheme, decorations).

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Number of Guests Welcomed Aboard So Far This Year

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Number of Bottles of Prosecco Drank So Far This Year

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Number of People Who Fell Overboard So Far This Year

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Number of Happy Organisers So Far This Year

  • Fri 15th Dec 2023 London Vista

    Just wanted to say a quick thanks. Friday night was absolutely brilliant and we had a great time. All the staff on the boat were great and everything ran smoothly.

  • Wed 13th Dec 2023 Thames Voyager

    We really enjoyed the boat party last Weds - it was the nicest boat we have had! I wonder if you could pass on my thanks (again) to the staff especially Claire - she found a student's phone on board after we had left and came back to Westminster to return it to us. It was so kind as the student was flying home early the next morning!

  • London Vista Boat - Party Boat Hire on the River Thames in London
    Sun 12th Nov 2023 London Vista

    Thanks for organising my Party. We all greatly enjoyed ourselves - the food was good and no one was sea sick! (the Thames was surprisingly choppy - even for me as a long distance sailor!) The equipment worked well for speeches, but with everyone talking it was too noisy for background music. The crowd generates a lot of steam, so the windows were well misted (maybe I should have opened a couple), but the aft deck was great for those wanting to see the sights and get a peaceful moment. Our thanks to all the team on board who were most helpful. (We left them tips) All the best

  • Tue 12th Sept 2023 London Phoenix

    Thank you for the great experience from the onset of planning, pricing, menu planning to the actual cruise. Everyone enjoyed it very much and was perfect for generating a team bonding experience.

  • Mon 22nd May 2023 Thames Bourne

    This is the most efficient and friendly company. Amanda , who books, was so on top of everything. The boat was beautiful. The captain,Philip, is the nicest. The chef gave us great food and the lady who took care of the guests was so knowledgeable and kind. We had the best time.

  • Wed 17th May 2023 Mississippi Paddle Steamer (aka Elizabethan)

    We held a company event and customer dinner on the Elizabethan in May 2023. The whole team, both on and offboard, were very friendly and helpful, and helped to create a fantastic event which our customers really enjoyed. Particular praise to the event manager onboard, Taniel! Also, the food was excellent - surprisingly good for a mass catered event (we had 86). All in all it was an unforgettable evening - thank you team!

  • Fri 5th May 2023 Blue Lagoon

    What a wonderful way to celebrate any occasion! I hired the boat for my 60th Birthday party. The views of London from the river were stunning and the boat was perfect for my 70 guests. Lower, upper and outside decks with 2 bars and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. The whole evening went without a hitch and it’s definitely something I would do again. Thames Boat Hire made the booking and requirements easy and were very helpful from my initial enquiry until the day of my party. I would thoroughly recommend them.

  • Fri 5th May 2023 Thames Voyager

    I’m emailing to thank you for your help with organising the boat and photographer. You are so efficient and helpful it’s made what might be a stressful experience easy - so often nowadays we are expected to organise things online and having you there rather than a portal was just amazing. Could you pass on my thanks to the boat crew - who are all just so lovely and helpful - and Melvin the photographer who went beyond the call of duty in getting his photos! Once again thank you

  • Monday 17th April 2023 London Vista

    Thank you for organising our wellbeing day - Staff had a lovely time and once again everything went really smoothly. Please extend our thanks to the Captain and his crew who made everyone feel welcome. Thank the cooks for the wonderful food and the bar staff for their service. It’s a shame we won’t be able to do this again, but it was a perfect way to spend time as a team.

  • Tuesday 21st March 2023 Thames Voyager

    I just wanted to send across a quick email to say a massive thank you for helping me organise the boat for my client. It was amazing! The team onboard were brilliant, helpful, accommodating and just fab!! Please do extend my thanks to the team onboard, we had a great trip and I will 100% book again for any future clients wanting dinner on the Thames. Oh also, the food was super yummy! We were really lucky with the weather the views of London were amazing. Again, a massive thank you!

  • Saturday 10th December 2022 Thames Voyager

    We really enjoyed the boat tour on the Thames. The group was very enthusiastic and had a lovely afternoon on the boat! I must say that the staff was really kind, so please forward the message to them as well. The staff on board made it a great experience. Hopefully, we can work together in the near future. Wish you a lovely day! Vriendelijke groet,

  • Thursday 10th November 2022 London Reveller

    It was a really good night. The food was excellent and the DJ had everyone dancing. I must send thanks to all of the crew who were extremely helpful on the night.

  • Sunday 23rd October 2022 Thames Voyager

    Yes we absolutely loved it thank you. We were very well looked after and the sites were fantastic. Some of us have never done a boat on the Thames so it was great.

  • Wednesday 19th October 2022 Belle Époque Boat

    Fantastic! That is the Best way to describe it. It was a fantastic experience. I thank you so much for your help and all your suggestions for the event. Your advices were superb. The crew, the boat, the food and entertainment were exceptional.

  • Wednesday 12th October 2022 Naticia

    I would just like to thank you for an amazing evening, and compliment you on your team and their professionalism It was a great evening, and we will certainly be recommending you to other clients!

  • Thursday 8th September 2022 Thames Voyager

    We all thought the experience was fantastic. The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, the boat was brilliant, and it was really great to see London for a new perspective. You were also really great and accommodating leading up to the event. Our only complaint was that the trip was too short haha. We will definitely be back in touch for next year!

  • 30th September 2021 Thames Voyager Boat

    I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you for helping us run a great event with Thames Boat Hire. Our people had such a wonderful time and we were very well looked after. Please can you pass my thanks onto the team that hosted us, they made us feel very welcome, delivered some great banter and most importantly made our people feel special.

  • 6th Nov 2021 Thames Voyager Boat

    It was a fantastic party; we had a great time and so did all of our guests. The fireworks were a highlight, and the food was delicious. Special mention too to Craig and his band who provided fantastic entertainment. Thankyou for your part in the organisation. Attached are a few photos which you are very welcome to use on the website. Kind regards Jane

  • Sept 2019 Thames Voyager Boat

    Great service from the initial booking through to the actual night – the team had a great evening and I would thoroughly recommend Thames Cruises.

  • Thames Water Carriage February 2019

    I take this opportunity to appreciate commedable efforts put in by you to organize the ‎boat ride at such a short notice. I was pleasantly surprised to see beautiful Thames Limo, its captain Phillip and Tom. Both of them were extremely courteous and professional. They looked after our comfort and care with utmost efforts. I did convey my thanks and Appreciation to them but at the same time I would like the company to know that in my opinion these two are truly valuable assets.

  • April 2019 Mississippi Paddle Steamer Boat

    Your team “knocked it out of the park” as we say over here. You did a great job and so did your team. The trip proved to be the highlight of our stay and people are still talking about how great it was for team building, dining, and just overall enjoyment. Thanks for everything.

  • Thames Voyager Boat October 2019

    Everything was great, thank you for your help. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from our side. This was our 3rd annual boat party and our first on the Thames, everyone had a great time and we’ll definitely be coming back next year.

  • July 2018 Glass House Luxury Boat

    We all had a great evening and everyone has been so complimentary about the event / staff / the boat and how nice the entire experience was. Thank you again for all your help and support throughout and we will be sure to remember Thames Dinner Cruise for future events.

  • April 2019 London Promenade Boat

    Just to let you know that we had a fantastic night on Saturday. Francine was great and all went exactly as I hoped. Food worked well, DJ was really great, decorations perfect, security were unobtrusive and courteous but firm, bar staff very efficient and plenty of room for dancing. Thanks so much for delivering a truly special night…

  • July 2016 Thames Pride Boat

    The event was a great success. Everyone enjoyed it enormously. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The boat was perfect for the event. It was the right size, was very clean, and looked just right. Everyone commented that the toilets were clean and very well appointed! The soft seating area on the upper deck was very popular, and, thanks to the good weather, the outside area was particularly popular.

  • July 2019 Thames Voyager Boat

    Your crew made my entire team feel welcome, they were polite, friendly and professional, they came and spoke to me prior to us boarding offered to move things around for us due to it being such hot weather. They could not have made the experience any better for us at all. They made themselves approachable for our entire party with no request too much and enjoyed the celebration with the team making everyone feel welcome.

  • September 2019 Naticia Boat

    The guests really enjoyed the event, the food and the tour guide. Thank you so much for your help and support during the booking process. Your prompt reply and always answering my questions was a great help. If you would be so kind as to send my info to the accounts department as I see we will have a pre-paid bar refund coming and I haven’t heard from them. I will defiantly keep your contact information and work with you again if I have another event in London or if any of our offices in the London area may require such an event.

  • November 2017 Thames Voyager Boat

    The boat was punctual and looked very nice especially the dining deck. Everyone enjoyed the route we took and seeing the sights. We had originally asked the skipper to go towards Greenwich but he advised to go west and we were very glad that he did. Nice friendly staff. The food was very well presented and cooked, and delicious, with what seemed to be just the right quantities.

  • May 2019 Belle Epoque Boat

    Thank you for all your help with the preparation and arrangements for our Dinner Cruise. We had an amazing evening, everything went according to plan and worked really well. The food was great, the view was lovely and it didn’t rain! Even the people with ‘Dietary Issues’ were happy! The team, they were really good, friendly and helpful and made our evening very special.

  • August 2018 Thames Voyager Boat

    We had a great time last Thursday, thanks so much for an amazing evening! The food and games were brilliant, everyone thoroughly enjoyed them. My colleague who has a gluten allergy was especially impressed by the attention to detail given to her meal.

  • June 2019 Mississippi Paddle Steamer Boat

    We had the most amazing day, thanks to your splendid team. Everyone was so polite and helpful and made the whole day really special. The lady who was overseeing everything on the day (forgive me her name escapes me) was a dream and made our day so special. Thanks to her we had a brilliant day. You of course were outstanding and your immense patience with all our alterations and changes of mind were outstanding thank you.

  • August 2019 Thames Voyager Boat

    We had an excellent time on-board. Feedback from customers has been fantastic - thank you very much!

  • August 2018 London Reveller Boat

    We all had a fantastic time. A lot of people commented that the food was not great and they cleared it away before everybody had finished eating. I think they were satisfied enough with the free bar which made up for it. We would definitely recommend the trip and would be likely to do it again next year.

  • February 2019 Naticia Boat

    The event was fantastic, the staff were great and very efficient and everyone had a great time 