5 good reasons to go sailing in Spring

By Emily Sherwood

Last updated January 30, 2023

Spring is the perfect time to explore the UKs waterways and hire a GoBoat. Not only is the weather starting to warm up, but the scenery is also coming to life with lush greenery and blooming flowers.

1. Enjoy the tranquillity of the waterways

Spring is the perfect time to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and enjoy the peacefulness of the waterways. Spending time near a body of water is scientifically proven to improve mood and reduce anxiety and stress. Hop on a GoBoat and take some time to relax amongst nature with your nearest and dearest.

2. A chance to shake off the Winter

After a long and grey winter, spring is a great time to get out on the water and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. Sailing in a GoBoat is a great way to rejuvenate both body and mind. As the days start to get longer and the days begin to get brighter, it is a great opportunity to get outdoors. Spring is a time of renewal and growth, and the waterways are no exception. Make the most of the warmer weather and feel the sun on your skin as you sail through the city canals or River Thames on a GoBoat.

3. Spot wildlife in their natural habitat

Spring is often associated with new beginnings and fresh starts. With beautiful blooms of flowers and the re-emergence of green foliage. Making it the perfect time to spot wildlife in their natural habitat. From swans and ducks to herons and kingfishers, the waterways are teeming at this time of year. Spot the new spring babies having a swim, count the ducklings along the way! If you’re lucky you might even catch a glimpse of some cygnets! Hiring a GoBoat allows you to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures in a way that couldn’t on foot. Spring is such a great time to reconnect with nature and appreciate the beauty of the outdoors.

family GoBoat trip Kingston Bridge scenery

Sail past swans and cygnets on The Thames at GoBoat Kingston

4. Perfect for all skill levels

No prior boating experience is required to hire a GoBoat, making it the perfect option for first-time boaters and experienced sailors alike. The crew will give you an introduction on how to steer and provide safety instructions before you head out, so you can confidently navigate the waters. Experience something new this Spring and experience the city from an entirely new perspective.

5. Create lasting memories with friends and family

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just looking for a fun way to spend time with friends and family, hiring a GoBoat is the perfect option. With ample space for up to 8, you can relax, socialise and create lasting memories together on the water.

GoBoat London Paddington dog friendly

Bring your friends, family and even the dog on your GoBoat adventure!


Can I go sailing when it's raining?

Yes, of course! If the forecast is looking rainy, remember to pack some weather-appropriate clothing. We also have umbrellas available for you to borrow free of charge.

Are the boats covered?

No, our boats are not covered. However, if it rains there are umbrellas on each boat that you can borrow for free.

Do we have to wear life jackets?

Lifejackets are optional for adults but are a requirement for anyone aged 16 years old or below.

How many people can fit in a GoBoat?

GoBoats have a maximum capacity of 8 people, this includes children and babies.