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Enjoy River Thames Aboard the "Golden Star" Passenger Boat

Canal Boat
2000
100 ft
120 Guests

About This Sleep Aboard Boat

Enjoy cruising while partying in River Thames in London, United Kingdom aboard the "Golden Star" Boat for up to 120 people. Rates as low as 205 per hour (minimum 3 hours)

Rates:

Daytime Hire  up to 6pm (minimum of 3 hours)

• Monday to Wednesday: £205 per hour
• Thursday: £215 per hour
• Friday-Sunday: £250 per hour

Evening Hire  6pm to midnight (minimum of 4 hours)

• Monday to Wednesday: £230 per hour
• Thursday: £245 per hour
• Friday-Sunday: £295 per hour

Nighttime Hire - Midnight 1 am (minimum 4 hours including evening hire)

• Monday to Wednesday: £280 per hour
• Thursday: £295 per hour
• Friday-Sunday: £345 per hour

Surcharges

• Own Catering - £1 plus VAT per head
• Own Entertainment - £60 plus VAT
• Hire of DJ equipment £50 per hour plus VAT
• Other surcharges may apply.

What You Can Expect:

Our luxury party boats hold between 40 and 240 passengers and are available to hire as unique party venues, suitable for a wide range of boat parties including birthdays, disco cruises, club nights, office parties, student events, sightseeing cruises, corporate charters, and weddings.

Golden Star Party Boat - At A Glance

• Capacity up to 120 passengers
• Maximum for a seated meal 50*
• Food preparation area available
• No requirement to have catering
• Cruise from the pier of your choice**
• Free no obligation quote and viewing
• Single deck with booth seating
• Sundeck to the rear of the boat
• DJ area and dance floor
• DJ hire on request
• Fully stocked reasonably priced bar
• All drinks to be purchased from CPBS
• Full central heating if required

What To Expect Onboard:

Welcome aboard the Golden Star, one of London's most popular party boats, and ideal for family functions and smaller office or student parties of up to 120. Your guests will enjoy all the comforts of a land-based venue, with the added bonus of Golden Star's full height windows allowing excellent sights of London's iconic landmarks.

Inside Golden Star has a fully stocked bar and a food preparation area at the rear of the vessel along with a roomy dance floor at the front. This allows plenty of space for buffet tables, a live band, casino tables or other live entertainment. The perimeter of the saloon is fitted with fixed booth seating along each side and towards the front.

At the rear of the vessel is a generously sized sun deck where you can enjoy a glass of Pimms or simply soak up the sunshine. The interiors of all our party boats are non-smoking, however, smoking is permitted on the sun-deck of the Golden Star.

M.V. Golden Star is ideal for a wide variety of boat parties of between 40 and 120 passengers, although we are sometimes able to accommodate functions with less than 40 passengers.

We would advise early booking to avoid disappointment, and would also recommend that you arrange to come down to view the Golden Star as boats on the Thames vary greatly in quality, presentation, and layout. We are confident that a visit to any of our vessels will convince you that we offer the best versatility and value for money.

Additional Services:

Hire a party boat with us and we leave it up to you to decide what extras to pay for. Our full range of services is below, all designed to complement your party boat hire.

Catering

We offer a variety of catering possibilities to complement your Thames boat hire, from a simple buffet to a more lavish sit-down meal.

Bar

Each of our party boats has a fully licensed bar on each level which can be utilized as a cash bar or a pre-paid account bar. Reception drinks, cocktails and fine wines can also be arranged.

Entertainment

We can supply a wide and varied selection of entertainment, catering, drinks, and decorations to complement your event onboard our Thames party boats.

Resident DY and Disco (4 hours): £250 plus VAT 

If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer. 

Details

  • Type: Canal Boat
  • Capacity: 120 People
  • Year: 2000
  • Rental Minimum: 3 hours
  • Length: 100 ft
  • Cancellation: 50% Refund 30 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Notes:

• Golden Star is able to accommodate up to 120 guests.
• DJ's, live entertainment, and catering can be arranged on request.
• Bank holidays are charged at weekend rates
• Special rate applies for New Year's Eve.

Cancellation

If a voyage, party or function is cancelled by a client for any cause within one month of the voyage, party or function then 50% of the boat hire charges, all pier tolls where applicable and 100% of any costs incurred by our company on the client's behalf are payable by the client. If the voyage, party or function is cancelled within two weeks of the voyage, party or function 100% of the boat hire charges, all pier

If the voyage, party or function is cancelled within two weeks of the voyage, party or function 100% of the boat hire charges, all pier tolls, entertainment and catering costs where applicable are payable by the client. In the event that a booking is cancelled due to non-payment, 100% of all charges remain payable. Cancellation must first be made by the organiser speaking to a member of office staff, and secondly confirmed in writing. In the event of

Cancellation must first be made by the organiser speaking to a member of office staff, and secondly confirmed in writing. In the event of litigation, the costs will be recovered from the client.

The Company

We reserve the right:
• To substitute another vessel and, if necessary for reasons beyond their control, to cancel the said party, but will not be liable for any expenses incurred by the Hirer caused by such substitution or cancellation.
• To cancel the function and refund the client's deposit in full if the booking changes significantly from that originally quoted or agreed.
• To cancel a function or retain all/part of the security bond if it is discovered that the information given by the client on the provisional booking form is in any way false, or if the function contravenes any part of these terms and conditions and in this situation, no refunds will be given.
• To alter prices should circumstances beyond their control make this necessary.
• To charge interest on any outstanding debts.
• Should the client have any cause for complaint, the Captain must be notified before the end of the function. Complaints will not be accepted unless so notified.

Under 21’s Policy

We have a strict Under 21’s policy; if more than 5% of passengers are under 21, please contact the office before submitting your Provisional Booking Form for details of our under 21’s policy. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of your function.

Captain's Control of the Vessel

The vessel will remain under complete control of the Captain and/ or his crew during the entire hire period. If for weather, tidal or other reasons the Captain considers it necessary to vary the scheduled trip, his decision will be final. The Captain has the right to refuse passage to any person or persons and the reasons for such a refusal need not be stated.

Set up /clear away

We endeavour to allow up to 60 minutes free set up time at Temple pier before a function, however, this cannot be guaranteed. Should you require any of the setup a time please let the office know at the time of booking, if set up time is not requested it will be assumed it is not required. Any clients requiring more than an hour set-up time must book additional hours which will be charged at the normal hourly rate.

During the free set up a time, we reserve the right to clean and re-stock the vessel, take deliveries and conduct viewings. The vessel may not be on the pier upon arrival and you may need to be taken across the river in a small crew boat. If this is the case it will involve a steep step down on to the boat and suitable footwear should therefore
be worn.

Passengers permitted onboard during the setup time are restricted to a maximum of 4 people actually helping to set up. Any other passengers will be asked to disembark until the boat is ready for boarding. Clients using a pier other than Temple are welcome to remain onboard and travel with the vessel to their chosen embarkation pier.

Embarkation / Disembarkation

The vessel will endeavour to be ready for boarding 15 minutes before the requested embarkation time; passengers will not be permitted onboard before this time regardless of weather conditions. Organisers are requested to pass this information on to their party to ensure they arrive at the correct time. The vessel will endeavour to leave the pier at the requested time and anyone not onboard will be left behind. We will not be responsible for late passengers missing the function.

At the end of the function, the boat will endeavour to arrive at the chosen disembarkation pier 15 minutes before the end of the function which is when the bars will close and lights will be turned on. For health and safety reasons only background music may be played and lights must be turned up from this point on. Passengers will then have 15 minutes to finish their drinks and disembark. All passengers must have disembarked by the end of the function. Passengers delaying the end of the function will incur additional hourly charges at the appropriate rate and these will be billed to the organiser.

Beverages

Clients are not permitted to bring any alcohol onto the vessel except by prior arrangement. Any unauthorised alcohol found on the vessel will be confiscated. In the event that unauthorised alcohol is consumed on the vessel, we will charge a corkage fee and the Captain reserves the right to terminate the function. Any person deemed to be unduly under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be refused service and in this instance, the bar manager’s decision will be final.

Catering, Entertainment and Security

Our catering, entertainment and security services are subcontracted. We will always do our best to provide the service as confirmed but if because of exceptional events outside of our control, including but not limited to major traffic incidents, severe weather, acts of God or terrorist attacks, the service cannot get to the pier in time for the start of your function we will not be held liable for any loss of cruise time or costs of replacement services. In the very unlikely event that services cannot get to the pier for your function, we will refund any prepaid amounts in full and will endeavour to procure substitutes at client’s cost if required.

Health and Safety

Any passengers perceived to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be refused entry to the vessel. Anti-social behaviour towards other guests, staff or our property will not be tolerated onboard any of our vessels. Should this occur the Captain may decide to call the local authorities and/or remove the persons(s) responsible for the vessel at the nearest available pier and in this instance the Captain’s decision will be final.

Due to the tidal nature of the River Thames the walkway to the pier can be steep at certain times of the day. Our crew are always on hand to offer help to the elderly, very young, disabled or anyone else who may need assistance. A safety announcement will be given by the Captain at the start of your function. To reduce the danger of slips, trips and falls, drinks should not be taken onto the dance floors. It is recommended that low heeled footwear is to be worn onboard any moving vessel. We will not be held responsible for any accident or injury caused by inappropriate footwear being worn. So called ‘legal highs’ are not permitted on any of our vessels and anyone found in possession will have them confiscated and destroyed and may be asked to leave the vessel and in this situation, no refunds will be given.

Additional information

Office hours

Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm. For urgent matters relating to your function outside these hours please contact the emergency contact number on your booking confirmation.

Reception drinks

Reception drinks from our reception drinks list will be served in real glasses and set out on a table for passengers to help themselves to when boarding. Clients wishing to purchase wine or champagne by the bottle to serve as reception drinks will be provided with the bottle and plastic glasses and will be responsible for pouring and serving. When there are under 18’s onboard it is the organiser’s responsibility to ensure that alcoholic reception drinks are only consumed by over 18’s.

Corkage

Corkage is not permitted on weekend functions (Friday evening to Sunday evening) or during peak season. If permitted corkage must be prearranged and prepaid and will be charged on any wine, sparking wine and champagne brought onboard at the current rates. Corkage charge covers storage, chilling and pouring wine, sparkling wine or champagne in real glasses.

Glasses

All drinks from the bar are served in plastic glasses. Soft drinks, spirits and mixers, half pints of lager and wine are served in plastic tumblers, pints of lager are served in plastic pint glasses and champagne is served in plastic flutes. If a client requests real glasses we require additional bar staff to collect, wash and dry glasses and these costs will be passed onto the client. The number of bar staff required is dependent on passenger numbers. Real glassware is dependent on passenger numbers and vessel being hired.

Bar staff

If extra bar staff are required these are charged for the duration of the function plus one-hour set-up and one-hour clear-up (a total of two extra hours).

Bar

On functions where more than 10% of guests will not be drinking alcohol, the office should be notified in advance of the booking as a surcharge may apply. Onboard the larger vessels, one of the bars may remain shut or be closed during the function if numbers drop and/ or demand is low. Clients wishing to have both bars open for the entire function should liaise with the office at the time of booking their function as a charge for extra bar staff may apply.

Account bars can be operated on a specific drinks system, i.e. beer, wine and soft drinks only, and any drinks not available within the account will remain available for purchase by individuals.
Clients who run an account bar during their function and require an itemised receipt must request this from the Bar Manager at the beginning of their function. We regret that itemised receipts cannot be supplied once the bars have been closed.

Clients purchasing pre-paid wine or champagne will receive a refund after the function for any unopened bottles. Due to our licence, no opened bottles or drinks may be taken from the vessel and the organiser should liaise with the Bar Manager towards the end of the function if they are concerned about wastage.

Catering

There is no requirement to have catering onboard our vessels.

Clients using our caterers must cater for all passengers onboard. Should clients wish to use their own caterers then a surcharge will apply. The surcharge will apply to everyone onboard. On vessels equipped with a galley, the surcharge covers the use of the galley, hob, microwave and waste disposal. For vessels, without a galley, the surcharge covers waste disposal. The surcharge does not include the use of any cooking utensils (pots, pans, wooden spoons etc), crockery, cutlery or linen. Under no circumstances does the own catering surcharge include ‘own beverages’. we do not permit any drinks (soft or alcoholic) to be brought onboard. If using the galley for own catering clients are responsible for fully cleaning this area at the end of the function. If the galley is not left in a clean condition additional charges will apply.

Tables and chairs

Our tables are trestle tables which seat a maximum of 6 people, 3 per side. A number of tables and chairs vary depending on the vessel and whether or not catering is ordered. Copies of the seating plans can be obtained upon request. If additional trestle tables, round tables, or gilt chairs are required then these can be ordered in at an additional cost. All tables are covered in a damask catering roll. If using our caterers then linen can be requested for an additional cost.

Entertainment

There is no obligation to have entertainment on board but if required we can provide a full range of entertainment. Clients wishing to provide their own entertainment onboard may do so for a surcharge. If our equipment is used then a security bond may be taken (in addition to the hire charge), this is refunded after the function as long as there is no damage to the equipment.
Noise limiters are fitted on our vessels in order to comply with current noise regulations and these are under the Captain’s control at all times.

Laying alongside a pier

We are able to spend part of a function alongside a pier. This must be booked through the office at the time of confirming your function at additional cost. The time spent alongside must be before 2300 hrs and is subject to availability and relevant pier charges.

Lost and Left Property

We are not responsible for any items lost whilst on our boats. Any items found at the end of a function will be held for 7 days and must be collected from Temple pier. Any items not collected after 7 days will be discarded. We regret clients are not permitted to leave anything on vessels after their function. All equipment, decorations and any other items must be removed at the end of the function.

General

In line with current legislation smoking is not permitted anywhere inside our vessels. Smoking is permitted on the open decks at the rear of all vessels. Passengers who continuously ignore crew orders to stop smoking inside the vessels will be put ashore early and we will not be responsible for their lost function time or travel costs. We regret the following are not permitted onboard under any circumstances:

• Party poppers, silly string, confetti, table confetti or similar.
• Dry ice, smoke or bubble machines.
• Lit candles, sparklers, fireworks or similar.
• Any form of ‘legal high’
• Chewing gum.
• Strobe or laser lights.
• Messy fancy dress ie feather boas.

If you have any special requests or comments please let us know and we will do our best to help. Above all we want you to have fun and enjoy your trip on the river.

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