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Four reasons to hire a boat in London


  • London is the capital of England and is in the south of the island of Great Britain. It has a long history and is one of the most important cities in the world.


  • The river Thames runs through London, one of the longest rivers in the UK and can be navigated. At SamBoat, you will find a variety of canal boats in London to discover the wonders of the river Thames.


  • London is known as a city with a very volatile climate all year round. But the best time to rent a boat in London and enjoy the good weather is during the summer season.



Pricing and information about hiring a boat in London


Boat charter prices in the UK differ depending on the type of boat and the time of year. In the low season, canal boat charter prices start from 240 euros. If you are looking to charter a sailing yacht, prices start from €700 in the low season. Please note that the high season in London is in June and July; if you want to charter a boat in this season we recommend that you book your boat two months in advance. In the SamBoat catalogue, you will find various types of boats to suit your needs.


Do you need a license to rent a boat in London?


Boat Hire in London is regulated, and if you want to hire a boat you will have to follow the law. To hire a boat on the canals and rivers of the UK, you do not need to have a licence. When you rent a boat in these establishments, you will be given quick training on how to operate a boat. On the other hand, if you want to rent a boat and sail along the coast you will have to present an ICC and prove that you can recognise and read the signs and regulations.


If you have no licence or sailing experience, you can rent any boat in our catalogue with a skipper. When you rent a skippered boat you can relax and enjoy your trip. The skippers help you to get to know the places you visit by boat in depth.


Things to do in London


⚓ Discover the history of London and England by visiting one of the many museums you will find in the city.


⚓ Visit all of London's iconic landmarks, such as Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral.


⚓ If you are a Harry Potter fan, you can visit the Warner Bros. studios or take a guided tour of the locations where this popular film was filmed.


⚓ If you want to get to know London quickly you can take a bus tour. It will take you to the most important places and you will learn about its history.


Sailing in England


Sailing in England has become increasingly popular over the last few years. The best places to rent a boat are Southampton and Portsmouth. If you rent a boat in Portsmouth, you can easily sail to other European countries.

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