New Southern Belle
Designed and built in Sunbury on Thames, this colourful Mississippi style stern wheeler brings a flavour of old New Orleans to the River Thames. The lower deck features deep carpets and rich upholstery with original mahogany tables.
Placed at either end of the vessel, two grand period spiral staircases lead to the large upper deck with its attractive wooden flooring.
The open plan deck is suitable for a sit down meal, dance floor or simply as an area for guests to socialise with one another.
With a fully equipped galley this vessel can serve any style of menu. The open foredeck provides an ideal space for guests to take in the sites of the passing Thames. There is easy access from all levels to the bar which is fully licensed and open for the entirety of the cruise.
The largest vessel in the Turks fleet, the New Southern Belle can accommodate up to 150 guests in total or 86 for a sit-down dinner.
The charges for daytime and evening boat cruises below are based on a Kingston start and finish. Please view the fare tab for information about additional charges for other locations. All boat hire is exempt from VAT. Pier fees are subject to VAT at the current rate – this only applies to piers not owned by Turks (we own the piers in Kingston, Richmond and Hampton Court).
An initial £300.00 booking deposit is required with a signed booking form to secure a booking. The balance is due 28 days prior to the event. An additional security deposit is payable and is held against breakages and damages until after the event when it is reissued in a cheque assuming it is not needed for the aforementioned.
Spring/Summer Hire Charges for New Southern Belle
|Time of Day||May||May||June-September||June-September|
|Daytime rate per 4 hours (minimum): before 6.00pm||£1000||£1700||£1350||£1850|
|Evening rate per 4 hours (minimum): 8.00pm – 12 midnight||£1050||£1700||£1500||£1850|
|Extra to Richmond||£250||£250||£250||£250|
|Extra to Hampton Court||£200||£200||£200||£200|
Autumn/Winter Hire Charges for New Southern Belle
|Time of Day||October-April(excluding December)||October-April(excluding December)||December|
|Daytime rate per 4 hours (minimum): before 6.00pm||£750||£1000||£1100|
|Evening rate per 4 hours (minimum): 8.00pm – 12 midnight||£950||£1300||£1550|
|Extra to Richmond||£250||£250||£250|
|Extra to Hampton Court||£200||£200||£200|
*Except 3 – 16 July inclusive, Public Holidays – Thursday to Sunday rate. New Years Eve:POAPrice are based on a Kingston start/finish – please ask for a quote for other start & finish points. Initial booking deposit is £300.00 with a signed booking form. Balance is payable 28 days prior to sailing. An additional returnable security deposit is required – check with office. All prices include appropriate crew and bar staff. Entertainment and catering are charged in addition to the hire.
It is company policy that professional security is required on certain types of events, for example 18th birthdays. Please contact the office 020 8546 2434 for more information.
Family/Late Wedding party, New Southern Belle, 01/10/11, V. Wehrmeyer
“Thank you for making it such a wonderful day! We will highly recommend Turks to anyone considering a party”
Wedding, New Southern Belle, October 2010
“Having our wedding party on the New Southern Belle was a great decision. The crew were top class from start to finish. We had an excellent time, and so many of our guests have told us that they did too. We would definitely consider doing it again for a special occasion”