A stylish boat to hire for special occasions or just messing about on the water. Bow Boat Company boat is a spacious vessel constructed from solid steel. She is an ex British Waterways Engineer’s workboat, one of a fleet known as the ‘workhorses of the waterways’. She was decommissioned in the 90’s and began working as a trip boat in Warwickshire and now, fully refurbished and styled, she cruises the canals and waterways of London.

Bow Boat Company has all you need for a truly personalised cruise of London’s canals aboard a most distinctive and elegant boat with modern conveniences.

Who Uses Our Boat


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Bow Boat Company’s eye catching style has been used in a surprising variety of promotional events.  Exciting new young artists of east London, created a Floating Art Gallery cruising along the Regent’s Canal to London’s hottest destinations; Hoxton, Shoreditch, Broadway Market & Hackney Wick.

 A wonderful theatrical production used Bow Boat as part of the Shoreditch festival and we have been used as a canal side location for a movie.  Our distinctive boat has also been used as a floating location for a music video production. Other promotional events included a very famous fashion brand who knew where to come to be in the hottest London location!

Your canal cruise will be just as you want with a selection of pick up and drop off points across London’s canals. Ideal for weddings and birthdays, Hen & Stag parties, office parties, family outings and day trips. Or just relaxing and taking in the sights. We can even moor near some of London’s best canal side bars and restaurants!

Features of the Boat

Bring Your Own Food & Drinks

Most people prefer to bring a picnic and disposable plates, glasses etc. We will supply plenty of black bags and dispose of your litter for you but you must have everything binned and be cleared away ready to disembark on time. See our T’s & C’s for full details. We have essential items such as corkscrew & bottle openers.

Decorate The Boat

If you would like to truly personalise your cruise you may dress the boat with non-fixed decorations. We’ll allow you to board 15 mins prior to departure at no extra cost.

Prep Hot Drinks in the Galley

You can use our galley (or ask crew to put kettle on for you!) if you want to make tea or coffee and you may use our china cups, spoons etc but you will need to bring your favourite brew & fresh milk.


There is a loo for your convenience – and no, the waste doesn’t go into the canal!


Play Your Music

Plug your own music into our speakers and enjoy the perfect soundtrack to your special occasion as we cruise London’s canals!



You may smoke if you want to on the open foredeck only. We will supply somewhere to put out your cigarette butts – please don’t drop them into the canal!