How to sail safely

Whilst on board, please follow these instructions:

  • seat (1)

    Take care when moving around the vessel. Only leave your seat to use the on board facilities.

  • Door Closed Fill

    Do not try to access the boat's front deck while the vessel is in motion. If you would like to feel the breeze, visit the back deck.

  • Circle Slash Fill

    Remember, smoking is not permitted on board or at piers. This includes e-cigarettes and the open back deck.

  • Hand Wash

    Adhere to our new safety measures that reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

    View safe travel advice

Our boats

Our vessels are at the forefront of riverboat design, safety and efficiency.

  • All vessels are fully compliant with the High-Speed Craft Code.

  • Boats are equipped with industry-leading navigation and safety systems.

  • We continually audit and review our policies and systems to ensure that we are investing in our training, technology and safety.

  • Every boat is dry-docked and inspected at least once per year to ensure they are maintained to the highest standards.

Our crew

Your Uber Boat by Thames Clippers crew is highly trained and prepared for emergency procedures.

  • All of our crew members are fully trained to international standards. We go beyond the levels of crew training that are required for the industry.

  • Crew receive regular training in first aid, sea survival and fire-fighting. Crew qualifications include Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping.

  • In the unlikely event of an incident, please remain in your seat, keep calm and listen carefully to the crew's instructions.

  • Life jackets are provided for every passenger and are located underneath your seat.

    Life jackets for children will be issued by the crew.

Our promise

The board of directors, managers and employees of Uber Boat by Thames Clippers are dedicated to:

  • Ensuring the safety of all persons on, or interacting with, any company-owned or operated vessel
  • Providing for safe practices in vessel operation and a safe working environment
  • Taking all necessary steps to prevent human injury or loss of life
  • Avoiding damage to the environment, particularly the marine environment
  • Continuously improving the safety management skills of all personnel, including emergency preparedness and environmental protection.