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Our Boats

Ferry Boat viewing the Thomas Doggott Building at Thames River Sightseeing
Ferry Boat viewing Carousel and Thomas Doggott building at Thames River Sightseeing

Thames River Sightseeing Boats

Our boats come in different sizes, each with a unique character. We cannot guarantee any of our boats will be in use for any given service, but as they all have spectacular views of London and comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces, you’ll have a great time whichever one you’re on!

Thomas Doggett

With 524 seats, the Thomas Doggett is the largest of the Thames River Sightseeing fleet. The 34.5m long vessel was purpose-built for sightseeing with open and covered decks and a spacious lower saloon with panoramic windows offering the best views of London.

The vessel was named after the famous 17th-century Irish actor Thomas Doggett, who started the first Doggett Coat and Badge race 302 years ago for young watermen who worked on the river.



The Mercuria boasts a large open-top deck with seating for 146 passengers and a lower saloon with seats for up to 168. Bar and toilet facilities are situated in the foyer. The vessel has a separate disabled toilet and ramps from the foyer for wheelchair access to the lower saloon viewing area.



Sapele is a purpose-built passenger vessel for the River Thames. It was constructed in Holland in 2006. The Sapele can accommodate up to 250 passengers in comfort with the lower saloon seating 170 and the open upper deck seating 146. A great place for your guests to sip their drinks as they sail down the river and see the sights.



The Mercia is a spacious boat which has a large lounge with panoramic windows on the lower deck and a smaller lounge on the upper deck as well as a large open viewing area. The lower deck is capable of seating 140 guests.


Avontuur IV

The Avontuur IV has an enormous open top deck which can seat up to 200 passengers for a sightseeing cruise. The lounge on the lower deck is comfortable and spacious, and has air conditioning for days when it’s too hot to be outside.


London Rose

London Rose’s large open top deck and smaller aft deck are the perfect places to see the sights and take photos as you cruise along the iconic River Thames. The vessel can accommodate 246 passengers on both decks. It has two spacious heated saloons which have been fitted out with comfortable booth seating. The upper saloon is a smaller, quieter area where you can relax and enjoy breathtaking views of London through the panoramic windows.



A modern multi-purpose vessel built in Germany, the Mercedes is suitable for a number of functions on the River Thames and can carry up to 150 passengers. There are two separate areas on the lower deck of the Mercedes: the main area as well as a smaller saloon at the front of the vessel. The upper deck has a large enclosed area as well as a small open deck at the front of the boat for you to take in the view as you cruise along the Thames come rain, wind or shine.