GoBoat reopens at Paddington!

Londoners can once again charter their own electric picnic boat without the need for a licence. GoBoat is open and taking bookings online for sailing trips along the Regent’s Canal. Each boat has a central table, perfect for munching a picnic on board.

Passengers can blast away their lockdown cobwebs with a Covid-friendly boat trip with another household group; a maximum of eight people aboard each GoBoat. Children count as part of the eight making it a great family day out. Six individuals from different households can also sail together whilst on board.

Moored at Paddington Basin, the route follows the Regent’s Canal via Little Venice, through the 249m Maida Hill Tunnel, Regent’s Park and past London Zoo. Skippers can about turn at Camden Lock and head back to the GoBoat pontoon at Merchant Square.

Some changes have been made to ensure things are kept safe and within government guidelines:

· Every GoBoat is sanitised in-between each trip · Contactless payment only, booking ahead online is advised

· New safe-distanced queuing system to keep guests apart

· Contact-free check in at kiosk

· New ‘Learning Zones’ to keep different groups at a safe distance

The ride is a casual 3 ½ knots, approximately 4mph, the perfect cruising speed for a lazy waterways journey. The boats are eco-friendly, made from 80 percent recycled plastic bottles [PET], fitted with super quiet rechargeable electric motors.

GoBoat London is open seven days a week from 9am until dusk. Prices start from £79 for one hour, trips can be booked online at

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