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GoBoat London

Merchant Square | Near Paddington Basin, London W2 1JZ, England
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Very good way to spend a Saturday morning

Booked this experience for a group of 6 people. After a quick instruction we set off on our trip... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steven B
SO much fun!!

We had such a great time hiring a Go Boat. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and explained... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dilhani D
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Discover the London Canals as the captain of your own boat. Rent a GoBoat and get a unique and sustainable experience on the water.
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  • Very good2%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“camden lock” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Merchant Square | Near Paddington Basin, London W2 1JZ, England
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"camden lock"
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"little venice"
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"london zoo"
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"regents canal"
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"two hours"
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"great picnic"
in 3 reviews
"safety briefing"
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"life jackets"
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"self drive"
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"bring food and drinks"
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"great briefing"
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"paddington basin"
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"totally different perspective"
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"hour slot"
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"brilliant evening"
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"couple of hours"
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"camden town"
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Reviewed yesterday

Booked this experience for a group of 6 people. After a quick instruction we set off on our trip towards Camden. The boat is very easy to get used to and the speed is absolutely fine. We had a picnic on the 2hour round trip...More

Thank Steven B
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Reviewed yesterday

We had such a great time hiring a Go Boat. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and explained everything super clearly. It was such a fun experience and great way to see a different part of London. Would definitely recommend this!

Thank Dilhani D
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoy the London canals on a boat. Our family boat trip was on a beautiful sunny June afternoon. We had snacks for kids and a bottle of wine for the parents. We had a tutorial on how to drive the boat and life jackets for...More

Thank Fernanda K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We hired the go boat on Saturday evening for 2 hours and had so much fun! Our boat was a little slower than others (we were over taken by other go boats) but the chilled pace on the canal, taking in the lush surroundings, was...More

Thank janeyjane2
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went up to London after previously booking the Go Boat for a couple of hours. Great friendly staff ran through the controls and rules of the company and off we went. Turned out to be a beautiful day and with a silent electric motor cruising...More

Thank Hermes0
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

These boats are awesome! Myself and 5 friends had such a fun time! The staff were cool and friendly! Really recommend this, such a nice way to see some of London.

Thank Katie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired 2 boats for a friends birthday one night after work. The staff give you good instructions on how to use boat, where to go and time it takes etc. We had a great time with a picnic and a few drinks on board....More

3  Thank stepharnerich
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved everything about goboat, it was fab even for a 1 year old. It was a great way to spend a few hours on a sunny afternoon in London. I would definitely recommend it.

1  Thank Margot S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the boat for two hours as a family treat, whilst on holiday in London. Both of my daughters were excited and we arrived a little bit early and expected to wait for our sail time. However, as there was a boat available we...More

Thank steve m
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Andrew O, Manager at GoBoat London, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Steve, thanks a lot for your feedback. We are so sorry that we haven’t lived up to our high standards of customer service in this instance. Your boat’s engine breaking down is the first that we are aware of this season, and we are...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were 2 families, 7 people total, and we had a great time. It's a really lovely slow ride, but plenty to see along the way. The boats are in great shape and the staff totally professional and helpful. Highly recommended!

Thank Patrice B
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Derek C
7 June 2018|
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Response from periclesr0sa | Reviewed this property |
It's exactly what they say. The weather in London is unpredictable and believe it's he reason you can cancel up to 48h in advance.
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Annabelle H
16 October 2017|
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Response from Christopher D | Reviewed this property |
There were a couple of restaurants waterside in the basin, but along the route, no. Until the other end at Camden Lock where there is a pub and many market stalls. Do not tarry long tho' as two hours just covers there and... More
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Maddie M
12 September 2017|
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Response from LouiseStrong | Reviewed this property |
Please dont worry - I hired 4 boats last month, none of us had steered a boat before. They give you a really good lesson, then let you potter around the dock area to get your confidence up, and then off you go - right, left... More
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