Charter Em with a Skipper!
Charter Em with a Skipper!
Charter Em with a Skipper!
Charter Em with a Skipper!
Charter Em with a Skipper!

Em

Charter Em With A Skipper!
Charter Em With A Skipper!
Skipper Provided | Up to 12 Guests | Drinks | Catering | Weddings | Corporate Celebrations
EM is a beautiful classic river launch built in 1897. She is currently based at Harts Boatyard in Surbiton and operates as a vessel for charter for special occasions. Typically, she is very popular for weddings and corporate days on the water, especially if travelling to a venue based on the river. However, Em can of course be used for whatever occasion you may have.

Em comes with a driver provided by Stewart Marine. EM is licensed to go west along the river. Sadly, we can't operate her on tidal stretches of the river, so don’t offer trips east of the Teddington lock.

Trips on EM typically depart from Harts Boatyard in Surbiton, however alternative pick up/drop off points may be arranged. It’s important to consider journey times, we are happy to help recommend the length of trips and where to go.


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We'll Provide The Skipper

Em is well over 100 years old, and she requires a special touch to drive, so we will provide an experienced skipper to take you out for your trip.

How It Works

When you turn up for your booking, we'll introduce you to the boat and after a quick safety briefing we'll set off down the river.

Family Friendly

The boats are suitable for families of all ages, of course there must always be at least 1 responsible adult driving each boat.

Dog Friendly

Dogs are welcome onboard, however they must always be kept under control.

How Do I Book?

Click on the book now button and it will take you through to the booking page. As we need to find a driver in advance, if you want to book in less than 2 days time give us a call and we'll see what we can do (this option isnt available through the website) otherwise, feel free to book any date you like!

Pricing

Click 'learn more' for our pricing per hour.

Jeff A
Jeff A
2023-05-20
Great time on the river. We have a lovely trip today on the river, everything was very professionally handled, Charlotte who helped us with the booking was great and very friendly, we will definitely be back soon
Philip R
Philip R
2022-07-02
Lovely boat trip. Great 2 hour boat trip for an 80th birthday trip. Lovely trip up and down the river on boat Em. Very well piloted. We really enjoyed our little boat journey.
Denise
Denise
2022-04-24
Most amazing day! Fantastic service and amazing day. We hired the lady em boat for couple of hours for a birthday celebration and it was brilliant the skipper Tom was really good and made our day special. The boat was amazing and such fun. Highly recommend
him s
him s
2021-08-05
Great addition to a celebration! Was part of a wedding party and we transferred all the guests from the service to the reception on the water with these guys. It was great fun for those in smaller boats and a relaxing and enjoyable time for those on the larger one. Staff could not be more professional, friendly, or helpful. I can't recommend them highly enough.
Happy T
Happy T
2021-08-01
Great boat trip! Had a great time here for a friends wedding The team were super friendly and accommodating! Lovely cruise down the river!
Natalie
Natalie
2021-08-01
Wedding Party We had an amazing experience at our friend’s beautiful wedding. Tom and his team were extremely helpful and gave great instructions to our somewhat reluctant Captain, we had an absolute blast! We arrived at the reception venue in top class style!! Would definitely do that again.
Ukteq
Ukteq
2021-08-01
Perfect, magical wedding! I'd leave 10 stars if I could, my wife and I hired several boats for our wedding and it was the best decision we've ever made! Our guests are still all talking about how beautiful and fun the trip was, and especially how welcoming and happy the superb staff were. We were encouraged by them to decorate the boats with our own choice of balloons and flowers, fill them with food and champagne and just enjoy ourselves, which we absolutely did. They were so helpful getting the younger and older guests aboard and comfortable on the beautiful wooden antique boat Em, and Tom was especially fun and informative about her features and history as he captained her for them. Meanwhile the rest of our guests were handed control the small white 'Scoop' boats to have fun in a convoy of music and partying! The whole group had so much fun and laughter we didn't want it to end and could have enjoyed it the whole day and long into the evening! Their prices and service make this one not to miss and we wish we could do it all again. They made our day and we can't recommend them enough. Special mentions for Tom and Elliot, but really everybody went out of their way to make sure we were safe and very well looked after. Absolutely perfect!