Canal Boating

If you're looking for a memorable and different way to experience London, why not join us for a cruise along the picturesque Regent's Canal and beyond?

Our two canal boats are available to hire for parties, gatherings with friends and family, picnics or meetings afloat, corporate events and more!

Boating is suitable for all ages and abilities and can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Both of our boats have heating to keep you warm and cosy on even the coldest day and there's plenty of outside space to enjoy the sights and sunshine in warmer weather.

You can help work the locks, steer the boat or just watch the world go by at the leisurely pace of the waterway, watching a different side of London unfold in an ever-changing canalscape. For your safety and enjoyment, all trips are accompanied by one of our friendly, nationally-accredited skippers and crew - most of whom are volunteers, trained in-house by our Boats Manager.

Our boats are available to hire at competitive rates, with cruises departing from The Pirate Castle (unless otherwise agreed). One and half hours is perfect for a trip to Little Venice and back, or you can book half day (3 hours), full day (6 hours), evening and residential trips if you fancy exploring further afield on a longer voyage. Each boat is licenced to carry up to 12 passengers, including group leaders.

All of the money raised through boat hire helps funds our charitable work and operating costs - so as well as enjoying your time on the water with us, you'll get that warm glow from knowing you've helped keep The Pirate Castle afloat!

Terms and Conditions
Things you need to know about boat hire
Kit list for boaters
Safety on board

Boat Info

photo of our canal boatsCanal boat trips aboard our narrowboat Black Pearl
and our fully disabled-accessible wide-beam canal boat Pirate Prince

A group aboard our narrowboats

To find out more or make a booking, Please email us or call 020 7267 6605 to speak with a member of our team.

Wolf Alice joined us for a cruise on Pirate Prince to promote the launch of their album, Blue Weekend!