With the current squeeze on wallets I thought an article guide on low cost Thames boat charters would be interesting and helpful. The River Thames in London is a picturesque and exciting location and enjoying it is more affordable than most people think…
To most people a boat on the River Thames is seen as either an extremely luxurious private London Party Boat, more basic sightseeing boat, or high speed commuter boat. However over the past 5 years the choice for enjoying the Thames in London has grown significantly with many new options and boats.
If you are looking to celebrate on the river, but after a low cost budget option you will be pleased to hear there are plenty to consider.
As with any cruise the first thing to do is decide how many people you wish to book for, when and what style of charter you are after.
A good way to save money if you have a small group is to join a scheduled cruise. There are many options for scheduled ticket cruises in London including daily River Thames Lunch Cruises, Silver Service Jazz Dinner Cruises and Party Boat Disco Cruises.
Thames Lunch Cruise from £25 per ticket
Thames Dinner Cruises with Live Jazz from £71.50 per ticket
Thames Disco Cruises with Live DJ from £25 per ticket
If you are looking for something a bit different the Thames speed boats are a popular option with many available for ticket bookings and private charters. For the ultimate in adrenaline their is also the London Jet Boat Experience, true spins and high speed turns.
Many of the operators are now offering James Bond RIB cruises which adds something a little extra to your charter. Again these are great value, partyl because of the many different competing companies!
Private charters on the RIB’s start from just £325 for an hour and that is for up to 12 passengers! (£27.50 each)
If you are looking for a private charter Thames River Boat there are also some real deals to be had if you book early in the year. For example one company is offering 2008 charter rates for any booking made before March 2009 for the whole year. Others sometimes offer discounts for bookings placed in January. Both these deals on are some of the most luxurious party boats available on the River Thames.
It is always worth hunting for a deal, but at the end of the day that old saying ‘you get what you pay for’ still rings true in most cases! If in doubt ring round some of the companies and just ask – everyone knows everyone on the Thames in London, and if they don’t then you have your answer!