Canal Boat Hire & Narrowboat Hire in London

Are you looking for something unique and unusual for your upcoming event? If yes, then The Floating Boater is for you! We are a specialist canal boat hire company in London offering the most unique party venues and corporate entertainment. We have two luxury canal boats for hire, The Prince Regent and Lapwing, both of which are available for boat charter all year round. For summer cruising we have large open foredecks, ideal for wedding receptions, summer birthday parties, hen parties and corporate entertainment. For colder evenings, the mahogany and oak timbered saloons have full central heating, perfect for Christmas parties.

Why Choose Canal Boat Hire with Floating Boater?

Located in the heart of London, the Regents Canal was built some 200 years ago to transport goods by narrowboat between the London Docklands and England’s industrial Midlands. Now these calm and scenic waters are used mainly for pleasure boating, walking and sightseeing. Here, a peaceful waterway threads through a green parkland of grassy embankments and willow trees, and herons and kingfishers share their territory with brightly painted houseboats and exclusive Georgian villas.

You can hire either narrowboat, at any time to suit you (up to 11.30pm), for any occasion, including formal dining, corporate entertainment, parties, unique wedding venues and buffets, for between 2 and 80 guests. Both of our canal boats offer a variety of menus, with fully stocked bars and an extensive wine list available.


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Each boat has a well stocked bar for cash or account service. We offer an extensive wine list and can cater for any special requests. We offer a variety of menus, ranging from buffets and finger food to full formal dining, where the chef will prepare your own choice of menu on board our canal boats, perfect for those special occasions such as wedding receptions and birthday parties.


Our canal boats have CD and iPod systems with a wide selection of music available. We will be delighted to book live music and entertainers, and advise on their suitability for your special event.  We guarantee the best canal boat party and corporate entertainment in London; please see our entertainment page for more details or contact the office on 020 7266 1066 for advice and availability.


With exclusive hire, our cruises provide the highest degree of privacy and discretion. In London’s West End you cannot guarantee total control for your guests at public venues – hotels, restaurants, clubs etc. When you hire The Prince Regent or Lapwing for the exclusive use of your party, only your invited guests will be on board. On our canal boats you can safely relax in this knowledge as you cruise through Little Venice and Regents Park.

We hope this website gives you a taste of the ‘Floating Boater Experience’ and gives you some idea as to how you can celebrate your birthday party, wedding party, Christmas party or office party in style on board The Prince Regent or Lapwing.

Find Out More About our Narrowboat Hire in London

For more information on narrowboat hire in London please give us a call to arrange an appointment, and we’ll be pleased to discuss the details of your wedding reception, birthday party or corporate entertainment in London.

Video shot during an event which shows the Floating Boater’s route for cruises through Little Venice, Regents Park and Camden.