Private Charter Christmas Parties on The Thames in Reading

Celebrate Christmas on the Thames with a choice of restaurant cruises at lunchtime or in the evening where you can book a table. For larger parties charter a boat make an exclusive Christmas party onboard. Casual, formal, dancing and dining on the Thames in Reading this Christmas. The best Reading Christmas Party!

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Exclusive Christmas Charter – Build Your Own Party

Your own private venue for the evening, invite from 30 to 120 guests onboard for an evening and tailor your Christmas Party to your own tastes. Friends and colleagues can mingle, drink from the bar, dine on board and for those that like to boogie hit the dance floor. With the backdrop of the bright lights of Reading, there is something very cool and different about a river party. Choose your dining style, traditional full roast, casual bowl food or even go for a full vegan option. 


Prices start from £15 per person* for boat only Christmas Charter. Christmas rates are available from mid-November until mid-January. (*Based on 70 people weekday 3-hour charter)

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Private Charter – Let the party begin – Special Package

With an exclusive charter, spend time with your guests drink from the bar and enjoy a warming winter menu & party atmosphere  The vessel will cruise gently along the Thames with the bright lights of bridges and riverside properties as a backdrop.

This package is well suited to those looking for a  relaxing and fun vibe – choose from our winter warming bowl food menu or Christmas Finger Buffet both include scrummy festive finger deserts. With a DJ on board, the tone of the party is set by you and your guests at your private Christmas party.

Exclusive Charter is available for groups of 36 or more. Prices £40 per person with the addition of a DJ the price is £45 per person

Christmas Roast – Dinner & Dance Package 

Step aboard and be greeted with a glass of bubbles to set the tone of the evening. Exclusive charter with a full Christmas meal served onboard is the perfect way to end the year. Dinner will be served as we slip the lines and gently cruise the river navigating the islands and bridges of Reading. Our onboard chef will serve Christmas Dinner (vegetarian and vegan menu available) and we will offer a full festive drinks menu and paired wine list. Following dessert, a DJ will tailor the music choice to the tastes of your party.


Exclusive Charter & Christmas Menu £49.50 per person (min 50 people). For smaller parties, you can reserve an individual table on one of our ticketed dinner and dance cruises here

Christmas Dinner Private Charter


Exclusive private charter on the Thames for Christmas is available between November and January. We will ask for a deposit to secure your booking and the team will guide you through this. We appreciate exact party numbers and dining choices may not be available at the time of booking and we will contact you closer to the sailing date to confirm these. We do ask you to make us aware of any dietary requirements prior to sailing so that chefs are able to assist.

Departure Point

Christmas cruises will depart from our boarding point at Caversham Promenade or Caversham Pier (they are next to each other) by Reading Rowing club beside Caversham Bridge Reading. There are car parks nearby which are often free at the weekend.


We operate both single and multi-deck vessels with varied levels of access due to their age.  If you or your party require wheelchair access or there are specific needs amongst your party we will be able to recommend the best vessel for your private charter with wide entrance ways and toilets with wide access doors. We strive to offer the best access possible and recommend giving the office a quick call on 01189 481088 to discuss any specific requirements.

Booking Enquiry

To make a reservation or discuss party options please fill in the form below for a call back (or email), alternatively call 01189 481 088 and speak with Theresa or Laura in our private charter team.

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