Private boat hire in Kingston upon Thames

Get up close to the iconic River Thames - from the captain's seat of your very own GoBoat.

Begin your adventure at Riverside Walk right next to Kingston Bridge. You'll lead your crew on an eco-friendly electric cruise exploring views such as Hampton Court Palace from the water.

With room for you and up to 7 other friends aboard, it's the perfect setting for a chill social sailing experience out on the open waters.

Gather your friends, family or co-workers - this is your chance to unplug from the daily grind for a few hours.

GoBoat is more than just a boat rental, it's an opportunity to be fully present and soak up some serious quality time bonding with your favourite people. No distractions, just mellow vibes creating memories you'll never forget.

Enough room for 8 people

No boating license required

Relaxing 3.5mph speed

Eco friendly silent electric motor

Limited BYO alcohol permitted

GoBoat London Paddington dog friendly

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


Renting a boat in Kingston upon Thames

It's easy to rent a boat in Kingston with GoBoat. Just book online and show up 15 minutes before the booked time at our Kingston location. The person driving must be 18 years old.

You could try your luck turning up at our location in Kingston to see if we have available boats. If so, we are happy to rent you a boat. However, we always recommend booking online to avoid dissapointment.

We'll teach you how to sail and instruct you about the rules of the waterways. No license is required. Have a look at how sailing a GoBoat works.

Rules and information about renting a GoBoat in Kingston:

  • A maximum of 8 people can sit in a GoBoat
  • No boating license or prior experience is needed
  • Alcohol restrictions apply: a maximum of two beers/ cans or half a bottle of wine per person. The captain (driver) must remain sober at all times
  • A GoBoat's speed is about 3 knots (3.5mph) so you can enjoy each other's company and the sights along the river
  • You can reschedule or make amendments up to 48 hours before your booking

Pricing for GoBoat Kingston

Choose the number of hours that suits your trip. Each boat can accommodate up to 8 people.

1 hour

Taster Cruise

Short and sweet, but an unforgettable flavour of the GoBoat experience. Perfect for first-time sailors just wanting to get their feet wet.

Prices are per boat and each boat holds up to 8 people.



2 hours

Scenic Sail

With enough time to kick back and soak up those iconic Thames views. Don't forget to pack your own beverages and bites to make it an extra lush afternoon sail.

Prices are per boat and each boat holds up to 8 people.



Most popular
3 hours

The Full Monty

Our crowd favorite for a reason! This is the main event - your chance to go all-in on an epically immersive day out on the open waters. With a full 3 hours, you'll have plenty of time to explore hidden gems and soak up all those good vibes.

Prices are per boat and each boat holds up to 8 people.



Sailing area in Kingston

Navigate the Thames with our map. Take a look at the sailing area to prepare yourself for a great trip on the water. You set sail from Kingston and sail along the river. You'll also find the map attached to the picnic table in the boat.

Things to see on the River:

  • Kingston Bridge
  • Raven's Ait Island
  • Thames Ditton
  • Steven's Eyot
  • Trowlock Island
  • Teddington Lock
  • Hampton Court Palace
Cover image map Odense GoBoat

Kingston from the water

Arrow left
Arrow right
Family on a GoBoat


Friends on a GoBoat


Hampton Court Palace


GoBoat crew member


Kingston Bridge


GoBoat and a swan


Find inspiration at our social media

How to find GoBoat Kingston

  • Our address: Riverside Walk, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1QN
  • Opening time: We're open 7 days a week from 9.30am until sunset. Check the booking system for availability.
  • Public transportation: both Kingston rail station and bus station are within a 10 minute walk of the GoBoat pontoon. Find us on Google Maps here.