With temperature’s expected to rise this summer, we have complied a list of Boat activities for you to enjoy in London this summer.

GoBoat London

Self-drive your own electric picnic boat as you sail through London­­ and admire different sights such as the 249 metre Maida Hill Tunnel and Regent’s Park. 

No prior boating experience is required; training will be provided upon arrival, as well as a route map to aid navigation.

Locations: Paddington, Kingston and Canary Wharf

Price: £89 for 1 hour, £129 for 2 hours, £169 for 3 hours and £199 for 4 hours

Having personally done this experience, we recommend renting the boat for 2 hours! 


Thames Rocket

Thames Rockets is London’s first ever Thames speed boat tour company. This Rocket adventure will fly you through London and will drop you next  to the London Eye or Tower Bridge!

The speedboat is driven by a team dedicated to ensuring each passenger has fun and is safe!

Locations: London Eye, Tower Bridge 

Price: start from £44 for adults and £29 for children

Having done this activity also, it is so much fun and the views are amazing!


Swan Pedalos

Get swanning around as you pedal around the Olympic Park in a giant Swan! 

This activity requires A LOT of pedalling, so ensure you wear comfortable shoes and warm up your calves!

Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Price: £9 for adults, £2 for children


Park Boats London 

Have great fun in the sun with Park Boats London’s pedal and row rental boats, available in three of London’s most beautiful parks – Greenwich, Dulwich and Crystal Palace park. Perfect for all ages and an amazing activity to create great memories with your friends and family this summer.

Note: The Greenwich Park location does not have row boats, only pedal boats

Locations: Dulwich Park, Crystal Palace Park and Greenwich Park (this location is currently closed)

Price: £4-5 for adults, £3 for children



This amazing company offers staycations on boats, perfect for gathering your family and friends for a few days or for a romantic gateway. Each liveaboard boat is unique so you could do the experience multiple times but try different liveaboard boats! 

Additionally, you can hire a boat for 90 minutes and self-drive the boat while you explore the river with up to 5 other guests. 

If you do not want to drive the motorboat yourself, Riverscapes’ licensed skipper’s will take you along the river Thames while you relax and cruise! 

Location: Chertsey – half way between Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace


Do you enjoy boat activities? If so, what one would you like to try? A staycation on a boat sounds amazing!

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