• Mark Tower - MD
  • Craig Restarick - Operations
  • Sarah Lawrence - Director
  • Mandy Lennon - Finance
  • Marek Baran - General Manager
  • Nick Maleedy - Sales & Marketing
  • Barney Wilby - Director
  • Anthony Bullman - Senior Master

Meet the team – specialists in Private Boat Hire on the Thames

Thames Leisure is the only Thames boat and event company that operates from the City of London. Established in 1984, Thames Leisure remained a family run business for the next 25 years as the fleet expanded with the arrival of the Dutch Master in 2001. Thames Leisure’s diverse fleet quickly gained a well-earned reputation on the river for its versatility, professionalism, and quality as well as its competitive value for money. Today Thames Leisure is one of the busiest fleet operators in London, creating imaginative and professionally run events for both corporate and private clients. The unusual and wonderful Sailing Barge Will and her ‘Tower Bridge trick’ brings something different in London’s charter boat offering.

Customer Service to the fore

We feel that one of the ways we have always distinguished ourselves on the Thames, is through the quality of our customer service. There are a lot of London boat charter companies you can choose from, and lots of information to cut through too. We think by picking up the phone or just dropping us an email you’ll be able to judge just how well we’ll look after you on your quest for your perfect event on the river. We won’t put you on a boat that isn’t just right for your group, and we will make suggestions for making your event as good as it can be at every turn. Test us out by getting in touch and as a starting point, maybe get your first quick quote right now to give us something to discuss….we hope to hear from you soon!

And of course you want to see who you are taking to, that’s what you really came here for! And we’ll oblige – mug shots below.

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    “Please could you pass on my sincere “thank you” to the team on the Dutch Master on Sunday.  The Captain, Nick and the rest of... Read More

    Sharron Grant, Promoter

    “We held our first ever candidate/client boat party aboard the Dutch Master and couldn’t have been happier, not only with the boat itself but the... Read More

    Social Personnel

    “Great day as always, thanks very much to the whole team on board who were great hosts.” William B, July 2018

    Allan Murley, XL Insurance

    “My birthday party was fabulous and all the guests appreciated the William B and all the crew!  Your staff were all charming and obliging and... Read More

    Fiona West, Birthday Party Cruise

    “I’d just like to pass along a huge thank you to you, the crew, bar staff, catering staff, security men and the DJ. We had a... Read More

    Debbie James, Corporate Event

    “Your people looked after us very well.  The girls in the bar were delightful and the chaps were proactive in making sure that everyone had... Read More

    Humphrey Claxton, Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration party

    “The general feedback from the party is that it was a great experience. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed being on the river. The... Read More

    Kunal Patel, CRF Health staff party

    “I just wanted to drop you a message to say a huge thank you to you and all the team, Marek and Sarah in particular... Read More

    Laura Baxter, Corporate Event

    “Thanks for your help arranging this. Everybody had a great night and your team were excellent.  Tomo and Nick especially, really looked after us.” Dutch... Read More

    Helen Dove, ODE Ltd, Corporate BBQ Cruise

    “The entire staff were amazing.  Your Manageress, Joanna, was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for her.  The food was delicious. All the Staff... Read More

    Bridget Kenton, Wedding Anniversary and Birthday cruise

    “Helped by the good weather which encouraged us to take full advantage of the very large open deck, we had what proved to be the... Read More

    Robert Percival, 75th Birthday Party cruise

    “We booked Thames Leisure for my father in laws surprise 60th birthday party and the whole team were incredibly helpful, efficient and the communication was... Read More

    Emma Robinson, Surprise birthday party cruise

    “We used Sailing Barge Will as part of our wedding day. Going through Tower Bridge on the boat was spectacular. The staff went beyond their... Read More

    Bryony Mattam, Wedding Reception cruise

    “We have hired the small River Cruiser ‘Tideway’ and the event was a success. The staff was very polite and helpful, bar well stocked and... Read More

    Jana Pierron, Imperial College London

    “One of the best boat hire companies we have used, the night was absolutely wonderful. Preparation towards the event was extremely simple thanks to a... Read More

    Kings College London, Student Party cruise

    “Weather wasn’t great but the rain stayed away despite the chill we still had a great time aboard Will – the 90 year old Sailing... Read More

    Robert Stevenson, Birthday Party Cruise

    “Inclarity Communications would like to thank Thames Leisure for providing a superb setting for its Reseller day on Wednesday 18th May. All of our guests... Read More

    Jaci Hale, Inclarity Communications client entertaining

    “We’d  like to say a huge Thank You to the boat’s crew and staff on duty that day. They all went that extra mile,  to... Read More

    Pat Dunn, Wedding Anniversary Cruise

    “Hi Hazel, I just wanted to pass on a massive thank you for yesterday. The team said it was AMAZING and that the event was... Read More

    Mickey Stott, Asante Capital, The Clay Shoot Cruise

    “I would like to say a big thank you on behalf of everyone here who came to the wine tasting cruise…We had a fantastic afternoon... Read More

    Cat Bodle, Goodman