Whatever the celebration, whether it's a Wedding Reception, Office Function, Birthday Party or Social Club outing, the Southern Comfort is an excellent venue. Please call the booking office on 01692630262 to check availability and discuss options. See below for further details about booking the vessel and for boat hire charges.

Our day time public sailings run at 10.30am, 1pm, and 3pm therefore during our high season, mid week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) we can accept private hire bookings from 5.30pm onward. On Mondays and Fridays during high season we may be able to accept an earlier private hire booking provided that only one public sailing is effected, on Saturdays and Sundays there is greater availability for private hire. During our low season the public sailings run at the same times but are subject to demand and therefore there is greater flexibility for private hire bookings on all days and evenings of the week. Please be advise private hire bookings are subject to availability and hire charges vary throughout the season, early booking is advised.

We offer a choice of menu and music, however the hirer is welcome to provide their own if they wish to at no extra charge. There is a wide range of beers, wines and spirits at reasonable prices and teas and coffees are always available therefore we do ask that the hirer uses our bar for all drinks.

Prices in the table below are to hire the boat for your exclusive use, there is a minimum of 20 guests required for a private booking and a maximum of 100 guests. The maximum number is subject to event requirements and time of year, we may advise less. A deposit of 50% of boat hire is required and is non-refundable however if cancelled within the year of sailing then we can re-book. There is a 3 hours minimum hire that applies to Friday and Saturday evenings, evening is considered to be from 5.30pm, please be advised we have to be back at our mooring by 11pm.


Low Season
(Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov)
High Season
(May to Sept)
Sunday to Friday £180 £210
Saturday £210 £210


Low Season
(Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov)
High Season
(May to Sept)
Sunday to Thursday £180 £180
Friday £210 £210
Saturday £210 £210
  • 3 hours minimum hire applies for Friday & Saturday evenings
  • Evening is considered to be from 5.30pm


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
£330.00 min charge / for 3 hours and £390.00 for 4 hours, see gallery for photos of the Jazz band.


*Menu A
Finger Buffet at £9.95 per. person

A Variety of sandwiches on wholemeal, white or 50/50 bread
Pork Sausages with Dip, Vegetable Pizza Slices, Vegetable Quiches, Chicken Goujons with Dip,
Scotch Eggs, Pork Pies and a Salad Platter
*Minimum of 20 persons for Menu A

*Menu B
Cold Meats and Salad at £9.95 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 £3.00 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

Menu C
Ploughmans at £6.50 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 £2.00 extra per person
Add Sliced Ham for £2.00 extra per person

Menu D
Assorted Sandwiches at £5.50 each

A Variety of sandwiches on wholemeal, white or 50/50 bread.
Includes a Salad Platter

Assorted Gateaux - £4.50 per. person

Apple Pie & Cream and Strawberry Meringue & Cream

Afternoon Tea £9.95 per person

Assorted platters of Sandwiches, Cocktail Sausage Rolls,
Scones with Cream & Jam

Allergies specific to above menus, vegan and gluten free catered for upon request

Menus unable to be altered for personal preference.
Please provide the name of guest(s) with dietary requirements at booking.
Please select only one menu from the options A B C D or afternoon tea
Final numbers of guests are required one week prior to sailing.
Thank you