Thames boat trips in London

Cruising the Thames has become so popular and diversified that there are always feasible options for every visitor’s budget, from short midday cruises in London to luxury evening cruises and even private events organised on the river.

Companies providing this service abound, some regularly organising nights out on the river, complete with entertainment, as a viable option to other types of leisure. Some trips are aimed specifically at younger participants and are organised for educational purposes, introducing children to the particularities of the river and the regions it flows through, whilst others are focused on tourists and an approachable, enjoyable way of introducing them to centuries of England’s history. Short cruises departing from London usually range from thirty minutes to three or three and a half hours, the shortest option being focused on the heart of the city, whereas longer trips take visitors to farther locations such as Greenwich and beyond.

In terms of prices, most companies offer discounts for children and senior citizens, as well as other adapted offers, rendering boat trips affordable for virtually anyone, local or visiting from abroad. Boats customarily feature catering services such as bars and eating venues, in order to offer more convenience and possibilities of enjoyment. Many times a guided cruise can be booked even for a private group, giving it further educational value.

Corporate events can also be organised, as well as other types of customised activities, such as bachelor or hen parties. Other companies offer adrenaline-raising high speed boat trips in sections of the Thames where a speed limit is not imposed, commended by some critics as excellent experiences. Moreover, certain companies in or outside London provide visitors with small boats they can sail themselves on the Thames, as well as security gear, maps and other services, guaranteeing independence, spontaneity as well as an unforgettable experience.