Golden Slumbers

Available for Private Boat Hire, Sightseeing Tours and Group Bookings. Golden Slumbers, a lovingly constructed Edwardian Style launch. 

Golden Slumbers, a lovingly constructed Edwardian Style launch. Her fine lines and elegant
teak interior are popular with friends and families wanting a relaxing escape on the river. She
is also the vessel of choice for our famous Mad Hatter's Tea Parties! 

She is electrically propelled so almost silent running.

She has a full length canopy and side panels can be added to fully enclose the boat if the
weather is bad. She also has cushioned bench seating at the bow and stern and a dining table at
the bow.

You are welcome to provide your own catering aboard Golden Slumbers or you can choose one
of our catering packages. She has a CD sound system and gramophone (both on
request).

Golden Slumbers is licensed to carry 12 passengers (excluding crew and infants). Larger
groups of up to 24 passengers might consider hiring Golden Slumbers together with her sister
vessel Bacchanalia. The vessels can cruise in tandem and passengers are free to move
between them at regular intervals..

She is primarily used for sightseeing tours and picnic cruises but is also available for private boat hire.  

Golden Slumbers Private Boat Hire Rates
1 hour boat hire £170
2 hours boat hire £280
3 hours boat hire £350
4 hours boat hire £410
5 hours boat hire £460
Full Day boat hire (up to 8 hours) £580

Catering Options

Aboard Golden Slumbers we can provide a variety of picnic style menus for you to enjoy during your cruise. We also offer a lovely afternoon tea which feels like a particular indulgence as you float gracefully down the river. 

Please contact us for further details and pricing. 

Entertainment options

  • Gramophone - relive the glamour of the of 1920's with one of our antique 'suitcase' Gramophones. Atmosphere in a box! - £30
  • Music System - Hire our portable MP3 player - £20 
  • Historical and Literary Guide - we work with local author and Historian Mark Davies who has an unsurpassed knowledge of Oxford's waterways and the literature that they have inspired - from£50
  • Fresh Flowers - from £50