Thames River Boat Day Hire

Our 5 passenger boats are available for Private Day Hire on the River Thames

Looking for the best Thames Boat Hire in London?
For your Day Hire event please speak to one of the team directly on 020 7928 9009.

Come Onboard, Relax and Enjoy the River

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 sights 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 during a Thames Cruises Day Hire


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.

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

If you’re looking for a unique corporate event location or a even a place to hold your boardroom meetings, our Thames Corporate Cruises can fit the bill. Our boats are great for impressing clients with a unique experience. You’re sure to win a client’s business after a trip on one of our Thames Corporate Cruises. The boats can be decorated throughout, set up with tables, chairs, or however you need it to be. Perfect for Christmas events, leaving dos or even meetings.

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. Thames Cruises can get you from A – B avoiding all of the busy London traffic, taking you from our starting point to any of the London piers (if available). If you want, our crew can even provide a guide-commentary of all the London sights along the way.

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.

Thames Cruises Boat Day Hire Further Information

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.

The Boats in the Thames Cruises Fleet

Thames Princess
(up to 210 ppl)
The Thames Princess, one of the fleet at Thames Cruises

Large modern style boat. Great for sit down meals.
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Royal Princess
(up to 245 ppl)
The Royal Princess, one of the Thames Cruises fleet

Large traditional style boat good for parties/club nights.
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River Princess
(up to 180 ppl)
The River Princess from the Thames Cruises fleet

Newly refurbished – large reception/dance deck with huge sliding roof.
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Old London
(up to 90 ppl)
Old London from Thames Cruises

Perfect boat for a smaller numbers of guests.
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(up to 180 ppl)
Viscountess, one of the Thames Cruises fleet

Traditional style boat with ample outside space.
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Private Hire Extras

When you hire one of our vessels you can also use our caterers, DJ’s and entertainments or alternatively bring your own – it’s up to you. Our bars sell drinks at reasonable Pub prices and house wine and champagne is available to order.

For more information see our Private Hire Entertainment page or contact us directly on 020 7928 9009.

Please refer to our Private Hire Rates and Things You Should Know for further information regarding our Thames Private Boat Hire.