For a party venue, a boat is memorable in ways that a typical venue isn’t. It is a wonderful experience for everyone to watch the changing scenery. It also provides a unique, scenic backdrop for photos.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Please click here to access our Private Hire Booking Form or alternatively contact the office directly on 020 8546 2434. Once you have confirmed the date and vessel, you will be able to provisionally book your event for up to 7 days at no obligation. In order to proceed with the booking, we would then require a £300 booking deposit along with a signed booking form to be submitted via our website.
We require full payment (less £300 booking deposit, if applicable) to be paid no later than 28 days prior to the date of sailing.
In this case, we would require full balance as soon as possible.
We require a £250 security deposit to be held against any damages to the vessel. This would be reissued to yourself within 5-7 working days following your event, provided it is not needed for the aforementioned.
Payment can be made over the phone, via BACs transfer, cheque, or cash should you wish to pop into our office in person. We accept all major credit and debit cards with the exception of American Express.
Our standard charters start and finish at Turks Pier, Kingston (behind John Lewis department store). We also have piers situated in Richmond and Hampton Court. Should you wish to be picked up/dropped off at one of these alternative piers, please contact the office.
There will be an empty running charge entailed should you wish to be picked up at any pier other than Kingston – this covers the additional staff and fuelling costs from our base in Kingston. This charge is usually between £175 – £250 depending on location.
We are able to accommodate pick up/drop offs at a number of other piers in our area of operation. These include Hammertons Ferry in Twickenham and The Wharf in Teddington. Please note, there are additional pier fees applicable, and a number of these locations require direct booking by yourself. For all alternative pier enquiries, please contact the office directly.
Our standard daytime charters are based on a 4 hour (minimum) basis and can be any 4 hours finishing before 6.00 pm. Evening charters (3 hours minimum) run between 8.00 pm and either 11.00pm or 12.00 midnight
Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to your event.
Please contact the office should you have any alternative requests regarding timings.
We do ask that you use one of our designated caterers as they are familiar with the equipment and layout of the vessels. From traditional fish and chips to hot buffets, our varied menus ensure there is something for every taste. However should you wish to provide your own or use an external caterer please call us nd we can have a chat about it!
All of our boats have fully stocked bars on board, serving an array of soft drinks, wines, spirits, and beers. Should you wish to bring your own standard size (75cl) bottles of wine, sparkling wine, or champagne, we would require a £10 corkage fee per bottle to be paid prior to the event.
Absolutely! Drinks on arrival and account bars can be arranged by giving us a call or dropping us an email and we’ll be happy to help.
We work with a list of DJs that have been familiarised with the health and safety protocols on our vessels. We also use specialised equipment due to power restrictions on our boats. Because of this we prefer not to allow external DJs – not to mention that we’ve used them for hundreds of events and they know how to hit just the right vibe! We can put you in contact with them to discuss ant ideas you might have about genres and themes.
However should you wish to bring in an external DJ we are happy to discuss it so please do give us a call on 02085462434 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not enforce an age limit on our private charters. However, some events (such as 16th – 24th birthdays) require the presence of at least 2 legal guardians on board. Further, we require 1 adult per 10 children present.
Some events (such as 16th – 24th birthdays, proms etc.) require the presence of professional security on board – SIA. We require 2 x SIA for the New Southern Belle and the Yarmouth Belle.
We would still run in the event of rain on the day of your charter. On extremely rare occasions, we have cancelled charters in the event of adverse weather conditions. However, we will always be happy to transfer your event to a more suitable date if the unlikely should occur.
The hire charge covers the skipper, crew, and bar staff.