Frequently Asked Questions
We recognise that visitors to London may not have two hours spare to enjoy a cruise. For those on a tight schedule we offer a sightseeing cruise, with commentary if required, but boarding the boat is restricted to the booked time and all passengers must leave the boat as soon as the boat docks. There is no time to allow food and drinks to be consumed on these cruises. Party Picnic Cruises start at two hours and allow you up to 30 minutes set up time before boarding, and your own food and drinks may be consumed onboard. Whilst a commentary is provided on request, we respect that you are probably more interested in your friends' company!
Our prices are for chartering the boat, Lady A, and there are no hidden extras. However if you would like us to arrange Afternoon tea from our partner suppliers, this is charged at an additional cost.
No. We don't have any form of radio or CD player but background music from iPods etc can be played through our PA system using the headphone socket on your phone. You can also bring an iPod and speakers as long as it can't be heard outside the boat.
Yes of course, many of our customers are stag and hen parties. We do point out that a cruise along the canal is a good start to stag or hen parties and therefore please let us know your plans before booking an evening party! Why not come for a hearty breakfast cruise to set you up for the rest of the day instead?
No. We offer skippered cruises rather than boat hire.
On Party Picnic Cruises you may bring your own drinks including a sensible amount of alchohol.
On Party Picnic Cruises you are welcome to bring food, paper plates etc with no additional charge. In return we do ask that you leave the boat clean and tidy although we will help, and we will dispose of your bagged rubbish too.
Two hours is ideal for a cruise from Little Venice to Camden and back. The canal goes a lot further, so for instance Limehouse Dock is 5 or 6 hours each way. Shoreditch is 3.5 hours each way, Angel 3 hours, Kings Cross 2 hours and in the other, westerly direction, Greenford is 2.5 hours, Southall 3.5 hours and Uxbridge 5 hours. All times are approximate.
For private charter, we don't object to bringing your dog along.
Yes we have a loo, and you will be pleased to learn that it doesn't empty into the canal.
Yes there's no age limit but all babies over 12 months old will be counted as part of the 12 person maximum.
Sorry but 12 is the absolute maximum.
Sorry but we are unable to make exceptions. We can carry 12 passengers only.
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