How GoBoat Works

How GoBoat works

Over 1.5 million visitors have skippered a GoBoat. Our boats are a safe, easy ride and our crew will get you shipshape with all the instructions before you set sail.

Only the designated captain has to be 18+, and there's room for your whole squad of up to 7 other shipmates. We've got life jackets to keep everyone safe including babies, and dogs are very welcome aboard too.

On board, you'll find a handy map laying out all the permitted waters for your adventure. No need to get hangry out on the water, you can bring a picnic and drinks to keep your crew topped up.

No boating license required

Enough room for 8 people

Eco friendly silent electric motor

Relaxing 3.5mph speed

Safety information for sailing a GoBoat

When you sail with GoBoat, safety is our number one priority, both yours and the safety of other users of the water. It is therefore important that you feel well prepared for your trip on the water. When you book, you'll receive even more specific instructions digitally and before departure.

Watch the safety video to be as prepared as possible, so you know about safe sailing, the rules, how to steer the boat and general safe behavior.

Map of GoBoats' UK locations

Each location is unique with great sights to enjoy and important safety rules to respect. Therefore, when you sail with GoBoat we provide you with a physical map in the boat. You can view the map digitally here before to prepare yourself for a great sailing experience with friends or family.

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Map of GoBoats' UK locations

Featured image for the Paddington location
Featured image for the Kingston location
Featured image for the Thames Ditton location
Featured image for the Canary Wharf location



Thames Ditton

Canary Wharf

Hungry or thirsty?

Packing some snacks and drinks is a must for levelling up your GoBoat adventure. Because what's better than a picnic on the water? Quite literally, nothing.

You're totally free to BYO food and beverages, but why do all that prep work when you can easily add on food and drink provisions when booking your sailing trip online?

And if you didn't quite load up enough supplies, no problem - you can still grab extra drinks and snacks when you arrive and check in for your voyage.

The assortment varies depending on which location you are sailing from.

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How to be a good captain

To steer a GoBoat, place your dominant hand on the handle. Be aware that the handle steers in the opposite direction of where you point. To sail forward and backward, twist the handle to the right to move forward and to the left to reverse.

Keep a vigilant eye on other vessels and always adhere to the direction of travel. React in good time as a boat cannot turn or brake particularly quickly. As a general rule, keep to the right - as in traffic.

The yellow buoys indicate shallow water, so please keep a distance from these areas to prevent the boat from getting stuck.

Spread the good vibes and wave to other sailors and passersby on the quay.

More questions? Our FAQ has the answer!