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River Thames Boat Cruise – A Perfect way to celebrate a birthday

So, spring is here and so are the April showers! We always think of getting outdoors and booking somewhere when the sun shines. We were amazed yesterday, with all that rain, that our phone didnt stop ringing and people wanted to book a cream tea river cruise on the Thames or a Day On the Thames Boat cruise. Just goes to show that a bit of rain doesn’t put people off when it comes to planning that all important birthday for a family member. This year has been popular for 70th birthdays in particular and 60th birthday parties have been booked on our skippered hire boat Geanna for a weekend celebration.

Booking a chartered boat cruise on the Thames is a great way for all the family to enjoy time together and to celebrate a special birthday. It is ideal for all ages and also children and we can take up to 12 people per cruise in total, an ideal number for small gatherings and for spending quality time together. Many guests ask us, is it suitable to bring children? We always say yes! Life jackets are provided for children to wear as a safety precaution and we have on board activities for them to do whilst underway, whether its identifying all the different types of bird life, rope skills, learning how to drive a boat, we try to get them involved.

More senior members of the family particularly enjoy a day out on the Thames without having to walk too far. The inside of the boat is always warm with the fuel burner fire (in the cooler months) and our new outside canopy means that what ever the weather, you can still sit out side and enjoy the picturesque views of the English countryside, only ever seen by boat on the River Thames. The other question we always get asked is: “Is there a toilet on board?” the answer is ‘Yes’ so no need to worry.

The summer will soon be here and we have been told by the media that it’s going to be a hot dry summer. Well…… we can hope. It will be here soon though and if you haven’t planned anything for mum’s 70th birthday or Grandad’s 80th birthday, then why not check out our  Day On The Thames River Cruise or for a shorter 2 hour cruise our Cream Tea River cruise with bubbly