Ho-ho-who's that on board? It's only Santa Claus himself!

Santa Claus has swapped his sleigh for a Clipper this year, but where is he heading? Did he mistake North Greenwich Pier for The North Pole? Maybe he has confused Comet Clipper for his friendliest reindeer, or was he drawn to London's biggest chimneys at Battersea Power Station?

Whatever his motive, the elves need your help, there are only a few weeks left before Christmas Day and they need Santa back as soon as possible! The only clue the elves have for Santa's whereabouts is that he loves Uber Boat by Thames Clippers. 

Santa will be sailing around the river Thames aboard our regular services on Saturdays 11 and 18 December. Ask a member of the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers team at the pier and they will be able to help you track him down. When you do find Santa, speak to him and he might have a treat stowed away for you! Be sure to ask him for a photograph too and share it with us using #SailingSanta on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok or Instagram, to help your fellow Santa Trackers and the elves find Father Christmas and get him home in time.

Where to find Santa (that we know of)

Saturday 11 December

On Saturday 11 December Santa will be aboard the following services:

10:56 North Greenwich Pier RB2 Westbound
12:35 Battersea Power Station Pier RB2 Eastbound

And several other services along the river until 14:00. Professional Santa Trackers are at all staffed piers, so be sure to ask one of them where he could be!

Saturday 18 December

On Saturday 18 December Santa will be aboard the following services:

13:01 Embankment Pier RB1 Eastbound
15:36 Greenwich Pier RB2 Westbound

And several other services along the river until 17:00. Professional Santa Trackers are at all staffed piers, so be sure to ask one of them where he could be!

  • Ticket (1)

    You will be able to board Sailing Santa services with any valid ticket; there are no additional costs to meet Santa.

    Ticket information

  • Clipper

    Santa will be aboard several of our regular services at piers between North Greenwich and Battersea Power Station. You can board and disembark Sailing Santa services at any of the piers the service is scheduled to call at.

    Check timetable

  • Face Covering 24X24

    Santa sails safely, wears a face covering, and abides by all the latest safe travel guidelines. You should too or you will end up on his naughty list.

    Safe travel advice

  • Christmas Tree Outline 24X24

    There's no need to book a slot with Santa and we are not able to take bookings for specific Santa sailings; seats aboard Sailing Santa services and meetings with Santa himself will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kids go free with a Family River Roamer

*This event is subject to change with the latest Coronavirus guidance.