FAQs

So what is the ‘London Boat Party’?

You’re in good hands, sailors: we are London’s ORIGINAL boat party and are now cruising in to our 52nd year.

Our events are a great night out and excellent way to celebrate a special occasion, party with colleagues or dance the night away with friends! All with the stunning illuminated backdrop of London, by night.

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  • 4hr cruise past all the key sights
  • Resident Thames DJ playing party anthems from the past to the present
  • Light Buffet (roast chicken or vegetarian alternative, jacket potato, salads, rolls & butter)
  • Fully licensed bar at pub prices
  • Great party atmosphere
  • Central London Pier (by Westminster, Embankment and Waterloo stations)
  • Free guest list night club entrance after the cruise (must be requested)
  • Exclusive ‘pre-cruise’ party packages at a nearby riverside venue
On Fridays, we party 7pm – 11pm and on Saturdays it’s 8pm – Midnight. On the odd occasion, this may vary by approx. 15 minutes. The boat will arrive at the designated pier 15 minutes beforehand for boarding, so don’t panic if you arrive early and can’t see it! Once we’ve set sail, the boat cannot return for anyone running late, so get a shuffle on and make sure you’re all on time.
The boat party will depart from a Central London Pier, usually within walking distance of Westminster, Waterloo or Embankment Stations… the exact pier will be confirmed on your e-ticket, which we send to you on the Monday before the event! But if you want to start the party even earlier, we have exclusive ‘pre-cruise’ party packages available at a nearby riverside venue – ask us for more info!
Our fully licensed bars are super reasonable – no pirate pricing here! You’ll find all the usual favourites (wine, beer and single measure spirits with mixer) covered by £5 a drink and soft drinks by £2.50. But, please remember to drink responsibly!
With unrivalled access to the biggest fleet on the Thames, we have a range of boats that you may be sailing on. Each vessel used is fully equipped, maintained to a high safety standard and has plenty of dancing room!!
Some our boats are easily accessible, while some are trickier – so please contact our events team before purchasing tickets to gauge the suitability.
Once we get going, you’ll barely notice you’re on the Thames – so we’re confident that you won’t feel sea-sick on one of our boat parties! Of course, if you do feel unwell (or any other medical emergency) the captain is able to pull alongside a pier to let you off.
We live in the UK, we’re pretty used to inconsistent weather – thankfully, come sun, rain or even snow, nothing stands in the way of our boat parties! Well, except severe fog, which may cause us to cancel. We’ll be sure to give as much notice as possible in these situations!
We’re still under land-laws when we’re out on the river, so it’s strictly no smoking inside, but you’re able to light up on the sundecks.
Yes, yes you can! But remember that if we’re arranging nightclub entrance for you, our venues do have a strict ‘no leisure wear’ dress code, so do bear that in mind. On the boats though, almost anything goes – dress up your Stags, dust down the ‘L Plates’, channel your inner Jack Sparrow or just come as you are. But please ensure any fancy dress is deemed non-offensive.
Feel Good Party Music!! Our resident DJs have tracks for all occasions, from past to present, from Chart Toppers and RnB Bangers to Club Classics and Cheesy Party Anthems… if you want to hear something particular, all of our DJs will happily take requests on the night. Warning: dodgy requests may result in your fellow sailors making you walk the plank. Please remember to arrive promptly for your event, as no refunds or exchanges will be offered for late arrivals.
If you “can’t stop, can’t stop your feet”, then we are able to get you free guestlist nightclub entrance at Piccadilly Institute (subject to change) where you can party until 3am. This must be requested at the time of booking.
We’re sure that you’ll love every minute of our parties and simply won’t want it to end, but, in case of a mutiny, we’re not able to stop the boat until the advertised time – however, if it’s a medical emergency, our captain can pull alongside and allow the relevant party to disembark.
Whether it’s Ladies Night, a Rugby Social, a Hen Party or a Stag Do – we don’t discriminate here, you’re all welcome, we just ask that you sign a ‘behaviour bond’. Please note however that free guestlist nightclub entry is not available to ‘all male groups’ as specified by the nightclub's terms and conditions.
Our caterers and vessels all have exceptional food hygiene ratings and run a tight ship when it comes to health and safety. For that reason, party-goers are not permitted to bring their own food or drink.
Tickets are usually priced at £32pp, but if you’re a group with over 20 guests, we’ll lower that price to £31pp and even throw in one free ticket for every 20 paid for tickets, how does that sound?
We’re all about creating a fun, enjoyable party atmosphere, therefore any seating on our party boats is unreserved. But, if you want to reserve an area nearby to start the party pre-cruise, just let us know and we can give you some more info!
Let’s face it, we’re all a bit more conscious of what we’re eating and we get that – so just let us know your dietary preferences when you book and we’ll ensure you’re covered.
Boat Party tickets are non-refundable, but we will always try and be as flexible as possible. So, if you give us with as much notice as you can, we are sometimes able to move you to a future date for no extra cost. Note that this is not guaranteed though folks.
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