MV Golden Star is possibly the most popular boat of her size on the River Thames.
After undergoing a complete internal refit in 2018 she now boasts luxury carpet with a dance floor area to the front of the saloon and complete flexibility in regards to seating arrangements.   She is particularly suited to family celebrations, office functions, corporate entertainment, wedding transfers, sightseeing trips and parties for up to 120 guests.

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Golden Star Party Boat - At A Glance

  • Capacity up to 120 passengers 
  • Maximum for a seating 48* 
  • Food preparation area available 
  • No requirement to have catering
  • Cruise from the pier of your choice**
  • Free no obligation quote and viewing
  • 25% deposit to secure your date
  • Single deck with booth seating 
  • Sundeck to the rear of the boat 
  • DJ area and dance floor
  • DJ hire on request
  • Fully stocked reasonable priced bar
  • All drinks to be purchased from CPBS
  • Full central heating if required

   * low number surcharge may apply on peak dates
** subject to availability

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Welcome aboard the Golden Star, one of London's most popular party boats, and ideal for family functions and smaller office or student parties of up to 120. Your guests will enjoy all the comforts of a land based venue, with the added bonus of Golden Star's full height windows allowing excellent sights of London's iconic landmarks.

Golden Star was completely refitted internally in 2018 with luxury carpet and a dance floor, sumptuous new seating for guests, and a bespoke stainless-steel bar serving drinks at pub prices.   The perimeter of the saloon is fitted with fixed bench seating along each side, with the option of adding tables and chairs to allow for optimum flexibility for your event.  If, however, you would prefer to make use of the full floor space for a live band, casino tables or other live entertainment this can be easily accommodated whilst still allowing lots of room to socialise.  You can also relax at the unique floating bar-top built around the front of the vessel, which offers panoramic views of London through the full-length windows.

At the rear of the vessel is a generously sized sun-deck where you can enjoy a glass of Pimms or simply soak up the sunshine. The interiors of all our party boats are non-smoking, however smoking is permitted on the sun-deck of the Golden Star.

M.V. Golden Star is ideal for a wide variety of boat parties of between 40 and 120 passengers, although we are sometimes able to accommodate functions with less than 40 passengers - please follow this link for more information on passenger numbers.

We would advise early booking to avoid disappointment, and would also recommend that you arrange to come down to view the Golden Star as boats on the Thames vary greatly in quality, presentation and layout. We are confident that a visit to any of our vessels will convince you that we offer the best versatility and value for money.

Golden Star party boat

Golden Star Charter Rates 2020

Valid from 1st January 2020 - 30th December 2020

DAYTIME HIRE – up to 6pm (minimum of 3hours)

£220 per hour £230 per hour £270 per hour

EVENING HIRE – 6pm - 12am (minimum of 4hours)

£250 per hour £265 per hour £315 per hour

NIGHTTIME HIRE – Midnight - 1am (min 4 hour incl evening hire) 

£350 per hour £365 per hour £415 per hour


  • Golden Star is able to accommodate up to 120 guests.
  • DJ's, live entertainment and catering can be arranged on request.
  • Bank holidays are charged at weekend rates
  • Special rate applies for New Years Eve.

  • Own Catering - £1.20 per head (£1 plus VAT per head)
  • Own Entertainment - £72 (£60 plus VAT)
  • Speaker hire - £30 per hour (£25 per hour plus VAT)
  • Hire of DJ equipment £60 per hour (£50 per hour plus VAT)
  • Other surcharges may apply.
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