River King

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River King

The River King has become one of our most popular private charter vessels for smaller groups celebrating birthdays, anniversaries and hen parties. It is an ideal floating venue for informal parties, with or without catering.

Downstairs you will find a heated, enclosed and cosy saloon with large, panoramic windows offering excellent views. There is also a fully stocked bar which was completely refurbished in 2015 and space for catering and/or a DJ.

At the rear of the saloon a staircase gives access to the partially open rear deck. This a great place to take in the atmosphere outside even in bad weather as it has a fixed roof. However, the sides are open and there are cushioned benches around the perimeter. This rear deck is also where the two toilets are located.

From the rear deck, some more steps give access to the open upper deck. The seating will be moved from the usual “sightseeing” layout so that you and your guests have an even more open space in which to relax, mingle and watch the world go by.

The River King is a great option for smaller groups, looking for an affordable private charter option.

Unfortunately, the River King has steps which give access to all areas of the vessel and as such it is not wheelchair accessible.

See our video guide in order to gauge the size of the vessel and start to imagine your private function taking place on board River King.

Guest Capacity

The number of guests that you can invite will depend on the season, choice of entertainment and/or food.

Below is an indication of the maximum guest numbers incorporating the upper deck area:

  • Up to 40 people
  • Seating capacity: 20 people
  • With Informal Buffet: 30 – 35 people
  • With Entertainment: up to 30 – 35 people
  • With Informal Buffet & Entertainment: 25 people

(Hot food is not available on this boat)

If you are interested in chartering the River King, please complete a Private Charter Enquiry Form.

Facilities:

  • Large open top deck and stern deck,
    2 toilets,
    iPod/CD background music,
    Public Address system,
    Floodlit at night,
    Optional upper deck smoking area, at the discretion of the organiser,
    Fully stocked bar (excluding draught) in a large heated lounge.

You can view the bar prices for the River King here.