FAQs

We know hiring one of our luxury boats isn't an everyday thing for most people - here are answers to some of the most frequent queries we receive.

Please find below answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you have a query that is not answered here please do not hesitate to contact us.
We do not mind you bringing your own food and drink. We ask for £24 towards the cost of ice, rubbish disposal, the use of our glasses and washing up. Please bring disposable plates in order to keep the boat tidy.
All boats have USB and AUX inputs to connect your device to the sound system.
All of our boats are chosen to be able to keep their full compliment of passengers either in the sun if its sunny or under cover and warm and dry if its not! Please note: Dragonfly has a fixed roof over the whole boat.
We would rather not have dogs on board as the boats are carpeted and we do serve a lot of food on board.
With the exception of Afternoon Teas all of our menus are subject to a minimum of 8 people.
We require a minimum of 3 weeks notice of cancellation in which case we will give a full refund.
If you give us less than 3 weeks we will refund only of we manage to re-book the boat.
Please see 'Positioning Charges' for each boat on the boat's page. This is what we charge for moving the boat empty, to meet you. Please note these are each way if applicable.
All of the boats have a legal maximum of 12 passengers. For comfort we recommend up to 8 on Larus and Dragonfly. Very small babies (less than 1 year old) do not have to be included in these numbers.
We carry some children's lifejackets on all boats but it is helpful to know how many and the approximate sizes of children in advance.

Prefer to talk to someone? Please do not hesitate to give Steve a call on 07977 448 117.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Who are Private Boat Hire?

A local family business established for over 30 years, we offer a selection of five beautiful boats for charter on the River Thames.

Whether celebrating a special occassion, business or simply pleasure then look no further - a trip on one of our luxury boats is for you.

Just have a look at what some of our recent clients have been saying!

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