How to choose the perfect Thames cruise

Date: February 02, 2016 By: Gemma Heath in River Thames News
How to choose the perfect Thames cruise

Taking your event or celebration on the river can change it from special to truly spectacular and memorable. When it comes to venue hire London has a vast selection, but chartering your own private boat on the River Thames will really give your event the edge.

When you’re choosing the ideal river location, here are some tips to help you consider all the important elements:​

The style

There’s a range of different boats available to hire on the Thames. It’s essential to consider exactly what you need from your Thames boat hire package. Before you commit to a company, you should take the time to view a few boats and see exactly what’s included.

How many guests?

When you begin looking at specific venues, you need to know how many people will be attending your event. A boat hire company will need the maximum number of guests who will be attending your cruise, so that they can match your party with the best boat. Boats can be chartered on the Thames for intimate groups, as well as for gatherings of up to 1,500 people.

Book in advance

If you require a specific date or time, it’s advisable to book well in advance to ensure that you are not disappointed, especially if it’s a busy time of the year like Christmas.

River restrictions

When you are planning an event on the Thames, you need to be aware of certain restrictions. The tidal nature of the river results in significant differences in the high and low water levels. This can impact on embarking or disembarking at certain periods.

Know your budget

You’ll need to factor in any extras when planning your event on the river, for instance the food and drink, entertainment and decorations. If you do your research, you should be able to find a solution that is effective and affordable.