Private Hire & Charters

At Viscount Cruises we have been hosting party cruises & private charters on the River Thames for over 30 years. Our versatile Class V party boats are perfect for a wide range of corporate & private events. We have fully licensed bars on-board & have an extensive range of catering & dining menus to choose from. We can also provide entertainment for your guests & can arrange decorations to add a touch of class to your event. Our experienced team are here to guide you through the organising process & help you to tailor your perfect event on the River Thames.

Our Class V passenger boats, M.V Avontuur IV & M.V London Rose are both licensed to carry up to 247 passengers. M.V Churchill is an executive launch licensed to carry 12 passengers, ideal for sightseeing and transfers.

We regularly host private events including dinner cruises, corporate events, product launches, birthday parties, wedding receptions, anniversaries & filming. Some of our most frequent charters are listed below.

Corporate events are the most common charters on-board our fleet. From office summer or Christmas celebrations to social mixers, conferences, product launches & award ceremonies a cruise on the River Thames is the ideal way to impress your guests. Our party boats boast spacious flexible interiors making them the perfect venue for corporate events.

“The folks running Viscount Cruises are a key reason why I re-book every year. They are truly professionals and fun and friendly – they are true River Thames experts.” ~ Douglas Stewart EDU

It’s never too early to start planning your Christmas celebration, whether your looking for somewhere to host your office Christmas party or a family occasion we can help you to create a night to remember. During the festive period our party boats are dressed to impress with twinkling Christmas lighting & festive garlands. Our catering team also prepare a range of festive menus from hot buffets to seated Christmas dinners.

“After 10 years of seamless annual corporate events with Viscount Cruises on the M.V Avontuur IV – I would not consider doing anything else or using anyone else to host it.” ~ Lori

A cruise on the River Thames is the perfect setting for a family or social celebration, we regularly host birthday parties, anniversaries & engagements on-board our boats. London’s ever changing skyline makes the perfect backdrop & our caterers can provide menus for all occasions & budgets including barbecues, buffets & seated dinners.

“Viscount Cruises provide the best service. They were really helpfully in making my birthday an amazing birthday and night.” ~ Moradeke

The River Thames is London’s royal highway, it’s been used by monarchs & dignitaries since records began. Today the river is both a scenic & practical way of travelling through London & the surrounding areas without the noise & slow pace often encountered when travelling by road. We can accommodate up to 246 passengers for transfers & can travel as far upriver as Putney & as far downriver as Woolwich Arsenal. A transfer is perfect for groups visiting the O2, or tourist destinations including Greenwich, the City of London & Westminster. We can provide entertainment, including a DJ, jazz band or commentary & can also provide beverages & catering options.

Are you looking for a unique and exciting venue to host your reception, anniversary or engagement? Hire one of our vessels for your special day and enjoy a romantic, stress-free cruise with your guests. Our London party boats are completely flexible to your needs and our experienced team will be on hand to ensure your special event is one to remember. Our caterers can provide a range of menus to suit all budgets & requirements including canapes, buffets or a seated dinner.

“A huge thank you for all your hard work in making our wedding reception go so well; the decorations were exactly as I had hoped for.” ~ Fiona & Andrew

Start the New Year in style on-board a privately chartered boat. We have two vessels available for private charter on New Year’s Eve. M.V Churchill is our executive launch available for up to 12 passengers & M.V Cockney Sparrow, a larger passenger boat available for 45 passengers. Flexible packages are available for both vessels with varied options including a DJ, finger buffet, cash bar or a drinks package.

We do not accept the following charters on-board our vessels:

Football or sporting transfers, 18th or 21st birthdays or functions involving entertainment or activities of a sexual nature. We also do not accept bookings for ticketed events such as club nights or tribute nights. We also do not allow clients to charge guests to attend events on-board our vessels without prior authorisation from Viscount Cruises.

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Our competitively priced private hire vessels boast spacious outside decks and panoramic views.

We can accommodate 12 passengers aboard M.V Churchill & up to 180 for private parties or sightseeing cruises on-board our Class V vessels.

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All of our Class V passenger boats have spacious open decks, heated saloons, fully licensed bars & a dance floor.

We provide a wide range of catering & dining options, perfectly paired with our extensive wine menu. Our entertainment options & decorations can also make your event truly unique.

Our vessels are available for corporate & private hire. Our vessels are not available for clients intending to host ticketed events or sell tickets for the charter.