The River Thames in London has many luxurious party boats. The problem is often knowing what you can get for your budget. I recommend spending some time checking out the various websites and talking with the operators, however time is not a luxury many people have a lot of! If you are short on time and have a per head budget then an all inclusive boat party maybe the solution you have been looking for. Ideal for christmas parties, celebrations, birthdays, leaving parties and other events, having an all inclusive package means you know exactly what you are paying at a glance.
There are many companies offering a ‘from‘ price for groups booking of a private London boat party. Woods offer a package which starts at around £100 per cover. TLC and Livett’s Launches have all inclusive private charters starting at just £40 per head.
The great benefit of an all-inclusive charter is that it includes everything; a four hour cruise, drinks, food and entertainment. You can easily upgrade or remove elements of the packages to fit with your requirements and obviously prices vary accordingly.
These all inclusive charters also allow you to compare a boat party on the Thames in London with land based venueswhich often provide all inclusive package prices. Of course remember on a boat party you get the added benefit of cruising along the river Thames through London. The beautiful scenery, lighting, World famous sights and ever changing backdrop adds a whole other element to a party, which you simply can’t get from a land based venue.
Make sure you are aware that the prices change with the size of your group. If you are booking for a group be careful as if you collect £40 from everyone and find you don’t quite meet the minimum numbers due to drop outs the price will probably increase. This can then leave you in an awkward position…
If you can’t get a large enough group together to book an all inclusive boat party it is still worth contacting the operator as they maybe offering special rates, or have other options available. For example you could join a riverboat disco cruise and simply buy tickets for those who have confirmed with you. As there are no minimum numbers and the cruise goes ahead if you are onboard or not it reduces the risk of getting a large group of people organised for a private boat hire. Prices start at £25, but you are sharing the boat with others and as such are unable to specify food, music style, pier boarding times and points. Drinks are also not included in this price! Of course if none of this matters then these are great value for money.
As I mentioned earlier the best place to start is with a google search!