8 reasons why GoBoat is the perfect outdoor activity for families

As the weather warms up and the sun shines down on London, many parents are looking for outdoor activities to keep their families entertained. Whilst there are plenty of options, from picnics in the park or going to the seaside, there's one activity that stands out as the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors while spending time with loved ones: GoBoat!

GoBoat is a unique and unforgettable experience that the whole family can enjoy. Not only does it offer the chance to explore London's canals and waterways, but it also allows families to connect with each other and nature in a way that's hard to replicate in other activities.

In this article, we'll explore 10 reasons why Go Boat is the perfect outdoor activity for families and why you should consider it for your next adventure.

1. A safe and fun activity for the whole family

At GoBoat, safety is our top priority. All of our boats are fully equipped with safety features such as buoyancy aids, throw lines and boat paddles. Our boats are designed to be stable and easy to manoeuvre, especially for those with little or no experience on boats. Our knowledgeable crew provides a safety briefing at the start of each boat trip, so you can feel confident navigating on the water even if it's your first time! Find out more about how the experience works here.

2. Fun for all ages

Go Boat is an extremely fun and engaging activity that all members of the family can enjoy, from young kids to grandparents. Our boats are designed to be comfortable and safe, with plenty of comfortable seating around a central table which is specifically designed to encourage socialisation. Life jackets are provided for all passengers under the age of 16, with sizes available from 3kgs upwards.

You can choose to take a leisurely cruise and admire all the amazing sights along the route or slow down the pace to enjoy a picnic on the glistening water.

3. Eco-friendly

As well as being safe, GoBoat is also an eco-friendly activity. Our boats are powered by electric motors, which are quiet and emit zero emissions. This means that you can enjoy your journey along the waterways without harming the environment. Plus, the slow speed of the boats means that you can enjoy a peaceful and tranquil experience, free from the noise and pollution of the city.

4. Wellbeing

At GoBoat, we believe in promoting healthy and active lifestyles, and what better way to achieve that than by enjoying some quality time on the water with your loved ones?

Spending time outdoors and on the water has been proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. It's a great way to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and connect with nature and your loved ones. You'll feel refreshed, energised, and ready to tackle whatever comes your way.

You can take your time and enjoy the panoramic views London has to offer and feel the calmness of the water. It's a great way to recharge your batteries and get away from the stress of modern life!

5. Dog friendly

One of the best things about GoBoat is that it is dog-friendly! We understand that for many families, dogs are an important part of the family and it can be difficult to leave them behind when going on an outing. That's why we're happy to welcome furry family members on board.

If you're planning to bring your dog along for the ride, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure your dog is comfortable around water and boats. Some dogs may feel uneasy or anxious in this environment, so it's important to introduce them to it gradually and ensure they feel safe before setting off.

Second, remember to bring water for your pup. Dogs can get hot and thirsty on a sunny day, so it's important to keep them hydrated and comfortable. Plus, if you're bringing drinks and snacks onboard for yourself it's only fair to let the dog join in the picnic too!

Finally, be mindful of other passengers and dogs on board. Keep your dog on a leash and under control at all times, and make sure they don't disturb or frighten other passengers or dogs. With a little bit of preparation and consideration, bringing your dog along for a GoBoat ride can be a fun and memorable experience for the whole family, including your furry friend!

GoBoat London Paddington dog friendly

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

6. The kids can get their planning skills on

Go Boat is in multiple locations across London and in Birmingham, with so much choice to decide where to go on a boat trip, why not get your kids involved in planning the journey? By giving them the responsibility to choose which GoBoat location they’d like to visit, they will be fully immersed in the outdoor experience and become captains of the boat! Take a map and help them learn more about the area they'll be sailing in - making it a stimulating lesson for all!

7. Great value for money

Compared to other family activities in London, GoBoat offers excellent value for money for an outdoor experience. With prices starting from £85 per hour for a boat that can fit up to 8 people, it’s an affordable and unique way to spend quality time together as a family. Plus, you also have the added benefit of being able to bring your own food and drinks on board, it can help you save money on eating out and enjoying a lovely family meal on the boat!

8. Great for all social occasions

Go Boat is a fun and unique outdoor activity that’s perfect for absolutely any social occasion and celebration. Whether you're looking to celebrate birthdays or anniversaries with your family or simply just want to go on an exciting boat trip with your loved ones, GoBoat is a one-of-a-kind activity that provides an unforgettable experience!

Socialise, take photos and create long-lasting memories while you sail on London's best waterways.

Group of friends picnic birmingham

GoBoat offers an extraordinary outdoor activity experience for families in London and Birmingham. From having relaxing picnics and drinks to exploring the canals at a gentle pace it's a great way to spend quality time with the people that mean the most to you. So why not book your Go Boat experience today and enjoy a summer's day out on the water?