The Clay Shoot Cruise

  • Highly unusual event
  • Open to everyone
  • Great team-building

Example 4 hour Clay Shooting Cruise

  • 10.30 – Pick up at North Greenwich pier on SB Will
  • 11.00 – Arrive Thamesmead river shoot site for practice rounds!
  • 12.30 – Shooting competition finale and prize-giving
  • 13.00 – Finger buffet lunch served and the bar opens
  • 14.30 – Disembark at the O2 again after a leisurely cruise back
  • 6 hour events, central London stops, plus other timings possible too. ENQUIRE.


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Fun shooting events in London on Thames charter boats

Our clay pigeon shooting events are for everyone and make great team-building events ideal for corporate entertaining or private group events. 

Clay shooting from Thames Sailing Barge Will, allows participants to compete in a safe and friendly environment where fun is the order of the day. Clay pigeon shooting on land is always a blast, but when undertaken on a private boat, the experience is made even more memorable. No experience is required for this unusual and above all fun and highly memorable experience.

All clay shoot experiences are based on private charters and we can work with groups of up to 42. While it requires no former training, it does involve a little skill to become a crack shot, but guests will be completely guided and taken care of by our experienced Shoot Masters.

Shooting and cruise event schedule and options

Our designated shooting site as arranged with the Met Police and river authorities is situated westwards out just beyond the Thames Barrier. The boat will take your group comfortably down the river in style. This could be with a welcome breakfast, lunch or brunch, or we could schedule the main catering to take place after the shoot – we will work out the best itinerary for you.
There are two main suggested options. One:  Cruise from North Greenwich Pier at The O2 on a 4-hour event, enjoying around a delicious finger buffet served en route to the shooting site. Or two: Start or finish at either Tower Pier or North Greenwich Pier for a 6 hour event and the experience of a central London stop. If you do this on Sailing Barge Will, you will have the added highlight of opening Tower Bridge as you cruise through! See the example itineraries on the left.

Prices for the clay-shoot cruise

Clay Shooting on the river can work out to be a very affordable and different way to impress your clients, entertain your staff, or have fun with friends. It varies by group size but just head to our Quick Quote calculator now and get a quote for your even in less than a minute.

  • Clay Shooting

  • 2-42 guests

  • Team-building

“I wanted to say a big ‘Thank you’ to all who were involved in giving us a wonderful evening last Friday. The tables looked lovely,... Read More

Sandra Hart

“Thank you so much to all involved.  It was a fantastic day.  All the boat crew and serving staff were really helpful and the food... Read More

Phil and Sandra

“We all enjoyed the trip on Will on the 7th September – it was a great evening, thank you to Mark and all the team on board. Once... Read More

David Farage, BMD Architects

“Just wanted to say a huge thank you for last night. The staff on board were really lovely and helpful (especially the head of security)... Read More

Beckie McWhinnie, Greenwich University

“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

“What a fabulous evening, an experience of a lifetime! I attended a private birthday celebration on the gorgeous Sailing Barge Will last night. My excitement about Tower... Read More

Michelle Stubbs, Private Client

"Thank you for looking after us so well on Friday on board The Will. We all had a fabulous day and, most importantly, The Spectator readers had a great deal of fun. The feedback has been extremely positive. A number of them tottered off to continue the party together, so I think some new friendships were forged over the cruise, clays, cocktails and claret!

Laura Taylor, Private Cellar

“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

“Just leaves me to say a big thank you to everyone at Thames Leisure for making Valerie’s party a truly memorable evening. The experience surpassed... Read More

Valerie Shortman, Birthday event

“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

“Thanks so much for all your help with Wednesday- it was a brilliant day and everyone enjoyed themselves.” William B, September 2018

Jodie Rogers, WM Global Corporate event

“Wanted to say a huge thank you for giving us a great summer party! Everyone had so much fun! The food was great, the boat was... Read More

Sarah Najuma, Hostel World corporate Summer Party

“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

“It was an excellent event and from the many positive comments from guests it was a memorable event enjoyed by all. Thank you for the... Read More

Stephen Sandles, Navigant, Corporate Clay Shooting Cruise

“Thank you to you and your team for our event on Friday. It went absolutely brilliantly and I have had nothing but positive comments from... Read More

Saffron Williams, RPS Group, corporate Summer BBQ Cruise

“Yes the feedback I had was that all the staff had a lovely time and they were relaxed and the food was lovely ! Once... Read More

Kirtsy Wilding, USAA, Corporate staff BBQ Cruise

“I have spoken with the client this morning and verbally he wanted to thank everyone, especially the DJ and bar staff as all his guests... Read More

Paul Wilderspin, Chubb Insurance, corporate Summer BBQ cruise

“What a fabulous evening, an experience of a lifetime! I attended a private birthday celebration on the gorgeous Sailing Barge Will last week. My excitement... Read More

Marcelle Stubbs, Private Dinner Cruise event

“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

“Thank you to all the staff from the Hawaiian party crew! We had an incredible time and the staff were fantastic! Special shout to the... Read More

Daniel Cuaces, Corporate Hawaiian Garden 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

“Fantastic day out, helpful staff, the shooting was brilliant fun! Would highly recommend.” William B, September 2017

Francesca Stump, Tokio Marine Ltd, The Clay Shoot Cruise

“I hired the William B for a workshop dinner for 70 people. The cruise lasted for four hours and took in all the main sites... Read More

Tim Scanlon, UCL, Meeting Cruise

“I warmly recommend Thames Leisure – the main thing is that it was a lovely occasion thanks to beautiful barge, delicious meal and super helpful... Read More

Richard Osborne, birthday 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

“We took a trip on Sailing Barge Will for our office Christmas party.  30 of us were on board and were treated to a delicious... Read More

Ridgeway Digital, Staff Christmas Party

“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

“A quick note to thank you for last night’s cruise. It was amazing and our team loved it. Please pass on our thanks to the... Read More

Jacqui Allingham, Applied Predictive technologies, Summer Party Cruise

“I had the most fantastic party on Saturday, and my friends all said what a great party it was. The boat looked great, the renovations... Read More

Tanya Mankoo-Flatt, Birthday Party 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

“Everything was superb, and the photo’s and Disco was Brilliant. The photo’s are stunning” William B, December 2017

Stephen Reed, GB Railfright, Staff Christmas Party

“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

Coming soon – Laser Clay shooting from a boat!

Though a perennial favourite and one of our most popular events, clay shooting on the Thames is done with live rounds. These are real guns and with that comes real responsibility of course! As you can imagine, we have to have each shoot licensed with the Metropolitan Police and that’s just one of the required checks and balances quite rightly in place to run such an exciting event. Two other barriers to shooting are daylight – it helps to see what you are shooting at – and unsurprisingly, alcohol. Or rather, no alcohol, for obvious reasons. We can’t serve any alcohol until the shooting fun is over and the guns are safely locked away.

Check out this short clip of a few of our shooters enjoying themselves!