***We were gifted tickets for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are our own***
I will be the first to admit that when I hear London mentioned, I instantly think, and picture, crammed tubes and buses, do you? and that’s without the added joys of the delays, strikes and diversions being thrown into the mix.
London is a beautiful city that I think we all take for granted. With so much to see, and so much to do and explore. We find it can be hard to find a little quiet spot, somewhere to sit and take in the scenery and enjoy the city for a bit whilst grabbing a little much-needed me-time away from the busy crowds for a bit.
Did you know that you can enjoy seeing London and it’s beautiful impressive views, architecture and famous landmarks from the canal, aboard you very own self-drive electric boat? GoBoat offer a fantastic way that you can now do just that. Read on to find out more…..
GoBoat Canary Wharf
GoBoat is a fun experience where you get to captain your own self-drive electric boat. You are the Captain so you chose your route; GoBoat have access to a stunning section of London Docklands. The boats seat up to 8 people, children included ( even dogs are welcome aboard too). The boats have a lovely sized table in the middle so you can enjoy food and drink whilst on your experience if you wish. The table is also a lovely size for hobbies to be done from, such as drawing/painting, or even somewhere to set up office for a bit.
You do not need to have any boating experience as you will be taught everything you will need to know upon your arrival.
Upon your arrival at GoBoat you will be welcomed by the friendly crew who will be waiting to welcome you and give you your instructions for your experience aboard the GoBoat. You will be given a route map to help you navigate your way. Children/babies will be provided buoyancy aids/life jackets.
Set sail on your GoBoat adventure
You have a choice of three locations to set sail from. You can set sail from Paddington, Canary Wharf or Kingston. You can set sail passing Hampton Court Palace, through little Venice, sail through the 249 metre Maida Hill Tunnel, pass Regents Park and even London Zoo – just to name a few places to see and pass.
What you see and pass is dependent on where you set sail from.
We are always seeking fun family adventures so when we was invited aboard the GoBoat we knew instantly that this would be a fun family experience we would all enjoy experiencing together. Dylan enjoyed waving to everyone from the boat, looking at all the buildings and other boats and learning about London whilst enjoying our fun adventure.
Sunset sail on the GoBoat
Look at that view, how stunning is that?
We chose to set sail from Canary Wharf at 6 pm, allowing for us to enjoy the sunset whilst sailing. Our starting point was from Bellmouth Passage, we sailed pass Billingsgate Market on our way to the serene Blackwall Basin. We had the opportunity to pull over and picnic if we wished but we chose to continue the fun aboard the boat.
Boat hire starts from £95 per boat. You can book a one hour, two hour or even a three hour adventure. You can take your own food and drink on board with you, but there is a limit to the amount of alcohol you can take.
Book your GoBoat adventure >>here<< it is recommended you book ahead online to save from any disappointment.
Your adventure awaits!