This large double-decker paddle steamer can carry 100 passengers for sightseeing trips and private parties.
Three public trips are arranged daily with excellent commentary from the captain. Full bar facilities are available plus hot drinks and snacks with ample parking space and toilets.
– Public River Trips
Our fantastic luxury river trips are either one and a half hours or two hours in length (see the sailing times and prices below). The upper deck has seating for 68 passengers and provides excellent views across the reed beds – the lower deck has a plush lounge seating 46 and also has a fully stocked bar at reasonable prices. Snacks, souvenirs and freshly made tea and coffee are available throughout each tour. There are toilets on the vessel. Wheelchairs are welcome and can be wheeled aboard. Group discounts are offered, and well behaved dogs are welcome on board. Telephone booking is strongly recommended however small the number of people.
Some trips will be fully booked, for those we may not be able to take passengers without reservations (although we always try to get you on).
We do occasionally have to change sailing times to accomodate special events.
For the reasons above, we always advise you to phone us before the trip (whether it’s a year or half an hour in advance). Simply leave your name and number of passengers and we will guarantee space aboard for you provided you are present 15 minutes before sailing time.
Boarding and seating is on a first come first served basis so for the best seat make sure you are at the front of the queue.
We accept card, cash and cheque payment.
– Private Functions
Whatever the celebration, whether it’s a Wedding Reception, Office Function, Birthday Party or Social Club outing, Southern Comfort is an excellent venue.
Hire charges are reasonable (see prices below) and while we offer a choice of menu and music, the hirer may provide their own if they wish at no extra charge. There is a wide range of beers, wines and spirits at pub prices and tea and coffee are always available. We do ask that the hirer uses our bar. Hire charges vary throughout the season and early booking is advised.
– Live Music
We offer a choice of music or alternatively, the hirer is welcome to provide their own at no extra charge.
The most popular choices are:
Play your own music over our PA system
This could be via CD’s or mobile phone, tablet, laptop etc
Please note volume is limited
3 piece Jazz Band
£295 for 3 hours plus £65 for each extra hour
To visit their website click here
A Disco is also available at
£180 for 3 hours plus £40 per hour thereafter
– Buffet Menu
Finger Buffet at £7.95 per. person
Wholemeal & White Sandwiches filled with:-
Prawn & Salad, Cream Cheese & Cucumber, Ham & Tomato, Egg & Cress, Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese, Cheese & Pickle.
Pork Sausages with Dip, Vegetable Pizza Slices, Vegetable Quiches, Chicken Goujons with Dip,
Scotch Eggs and a Salad Platter
*Minimum of 20 persons for Menu A
Cold Meats & Salad at £7.95 per. person
Slice of Gammon, Slice of Vegetable Quiche
choice of ONE of the above PLUS Whole Sides of Salmon dressed in Lemon & Herbs add £2.00 per person
Homemade Crisp Coleslaw, Mixed Leaf Salad,
Baby New Potato with Lemon Dressing,
Tomato & Onion Salad with Balsamic Dressing
Granary & White Rolls with Butter
*Maximum of 80 persons for Menu B
Ploughmans at £4.95 per. person
Selection of Cheeses to include:
Brie, Mature Cheddar, Stilton, & Red Leicester,
Salad Platter with Grapes – Pickled Onions & Chutney,
Crusty French Breads with Butter
Add Pate – Price £1.00 extra per person
Add Sliced Ham for £1.00 extra per person
Assorted Sandwiches at £3.95 each
Wholemeal & White Sandwiches filler with; Prawn & Salad, Cream Cheese & Cucumber, Egg & Cress,
Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese, Ham & Tomato, Cheese & Pickle
Includes a Salad Platter
Assorted Gateaux – £3.50 per. person
For example; Lemon Lush – Chocolate Fudge – Toffee Lumpy Bumpy and many more with Cream
Apple Pie & Cream and Strawberry Meringue & Cream
Afternoon Tea £7.95 per person
Assorted platters of Sandwiches, Cocktail Sausage Rolls,
Scones with Cream & Jam
Meals for Special Dietary Requirements on Request
It would help our caters if only one menu was selected.
Final numbers of guests are required one week prior to sailing.
– Public River Trips
Ticket / 1½ hours / 2 hours
Adults / £9.00 / £9.00
O.A.P.’s / £8.00 / £8.00
Child (2-17) / £7.00 / £7.00
Family / £28.00 / 2 Adults & 2 Children
Party Rate / £7.00 / 20+ passengers
Prices are per person
Easy wheel chair access (please book)
Booking in advance is recommended as preference is given to bookings, should the boat reach capacity. Reserve places by telephone and board 15 minutes before sailing.
– Private Functions
Daytime Prices per hour (any day
Low Season / High Season
£140 / £170
Evening Prices per hour
Day / Low Season (Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov) / High Season (May to Sept)
Sunday-Thursday / £140 / £140
Friday / £140 / £170
Saturday / £170 / £170
Prices are to hire the boat for your exclusive use
A deposit of 50% of boat hire is required and is non-refundable if cancelled within the year of sailing unless we can rebook.
3 hours minimum hire applies for Friday & Saturday evenings
We are open March to November, please ring for times during March, April, October & November. We aim to run all trips from May to September and the evening trips from June to August.
Day / 1½ hours / 1½ hours / 1½ hours / 2 hours
Monday / 10:30 / 13:00 / 15:30 / –
Tuesday / 10:30 / 13:00 / 15:30 / 19:30
Wednesday / 10:30 / 13:00 / 15:30 / –
Thursday / 10:30 / 13:00 / 15:30 / 19:30
Friday / 10:30 / 13:00 / 15:30 / –
Saturday / Some sailings – please enquire
Sunday / – / 13:00 / 15:30 / –