GoBoat Picnic Cruise

What’s Hot | 25th Apr 2022 | 3min read

The weather is getting warmer. It’s time for some outdoor activities with your friends, family or colleagues!

Fancy going for a fun self-drive boating experience? We found the perfect activity for you!

GoBoat Picnic Cruise will give you the opportunity to be the captain and choose your route. Each eco-friendly electric GoBoat can seat up to 8 people around a sociable picnic table.

You’re free to bring your own food and drink, but please note that GoBoat is an alcohol-free zone.

There are three London locations available for you to explore:


Merchant Square, Paddington, London W2 1AS

Your starting point will be at Merchant Square. You’ll then be chartering your own boat along the Regent’s Canal between Paddington Basin and Camden Lock.

This route will allow you to experience the vibrant side of London as you head through Little Venice, the 249 metre Maida Vale Hill Tunnel, Regent’s Park and London Zoo.

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Anchors away! Sail away on a fun adventure by taking a GoBoat Picnic Cruise.


Riverside Walk, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1QN

Your adventure will be along the Thames River, South West London, From the GoBoat Riverside Walk mooring next to Kingston Road Bridge, you’ll be chartering your own electric picnic boat upriver past Hampton Court Palace to Molesey Lock.

Then, you’ll be heading downriver to Teddington Lock. This journey is ideal for beginners with its wide waterways.

Canary Wharf

Churchill Place, Canary Wharf E14 5RE

You’ll begin your voyage at Bellmouth Passage where you’ll get to explore London Docklands and look up at the beautiful architecture.

You’ll then pass Billingsgate Market en route to Blackwall Basin. When you reach the South Dock, you can pull over and enjoy a picnic with the picturesque Wood Wharf as your backdrop.

Whichever route you choose, you can expect to have a grand time. Upon arrival, the GoBoat crew will welcome you by the kiosk to give you boating instructions, provide life jackets for babies and buoyancy aids for children.

And don’t worry, GoBoats are easy to control. The only requirement is that any captains of the boat are 18 years old.

You will receive a full boat handover from an experienced member of staff before you set off to ensure you have all the information and skills necessary to enjoy the experience safely.

You’ll also be given a route map to help you navigate your way. You can opt to set sail on a 1, 2 or 3-hour adventure with your group.

Bring a picnic, make lasting memories and experience London from a whole new lens!

You can book your tickets online for Paddington, Kingston or Canary Wharf.

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Hope to see you there!

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