Setting Sail

When there is "nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats".

The HotTug

The world's first floating hot tub, The HotTug, is an electric powered, self-drive, wood-fired hot tub. Each 12ft HotTug can hold up to seven and is fitted with an electric motor that can power the tubs about at speeds of up to 2.6 knots (3mph). Each can hold 1800 litres of water, which is heated to 38 celsius by a small wood-burning stove at the bow of the boat. The experience is based at the Islington Boat Club and lasts for 90 minutes as you float along Regent's Canal. 

BBQ Boat

The HotTug have also launched a BBQ variation and the first BBQ boating experience in the UK. Hire your very own BBQ Boat for 1hr 45 minutes out on the water. The BBQ Boats hold groups of up to 10 people and all you need to do is bring is your food, drink and they provide all the essential BBQ equipment. The boats operate 7 days a week, daytime and evening, from the historic West India Quay dock at Canary Wharf. Priced from only £15 per person.


Already a phenomenal success in Scandinavia, GoBoat is available now in London. GoBoat is the only self-drive, powered boating experience in central London. Be the captain of your own boat and chart your own adventure and choose your own crew (of up to eight). From their base location in Merchant Square (in Paddington) GoBoats have access to a stunning section of the London canal network. Travel up to Little Venice, from where two main routes are available: East to Camden, or West to Kensal Green and beyond. Priced from £40 for 1 hour. 

Ladies and Gentleman's Vestal Voyages

The brainchild of craft spirit producer William Borrell (owner of Vestal Vodka), this floating bar is an outpost of the retro-inspired cocktail bar 'Ladies & Gentlemen', the once disused underground Victorian lavatory in Kentish Town. The 50 foot canal boat (formerly known as Disco Volante) is located on Regents Canal, near Granary Square in Kings Cross and hosts differently themed voyages, events, masterclasses and tastings. Interestingly it also features a bar and homemade, in-house gin. The vessel holds just 12 people, making it ideal for a small party or private event and as well as trips up and down the water, there are bank-side fire pits for anyone who would rather sip their cocktails land-side.

Ideal For

If U don't want to miss the boat