COVID-19

The captain, crew & staff of the Golden Salamander are delighted to welcome you back on board.

Things may be a little bit different and the COVID-19 pandemic has certainly presented some challenges, but we have made some changes to ensure the safety of our passengers and crew whilst still creating a unique and fun event for all.

  • The Golden Salamander is only available for private charters.
  • All crew members have completed a Covid-19 Awareness Course
  • In accordance with Public Health England guidelines, no employee will work if they or anyone in their household is unwell.
  • Passenger numbers have been reduced to comply with social distancing.
  • The Golden Salamander will be thoroughly cleaned before and after all charters.
  • Appropriate PPE will be worn during food service.
  • There will be a hand sanitising station on the pier as you board and in the bar area.  In addition, there will be hand sanitisers by each external door.
  • Toilet cubicles are accessed via an external deck.  There is anti-bacterial hand wash and surface spray in each cubicle.
  • Handrails, door handles and touch points will be cleaned at regular intervals throughout your cruise.
  • To ensure social distancing all cruises will be seated.  Guests will be allocated tables before boarding.
  • Whilst enjoying your seated event passengers will not be required to wear face coverings.  However, pier operators require face coverings to be worn on all piers.
  • Table service will be offered for both food and drink.
  • We prefer card / contactless payment, but cash will be accepted.
  • All food must be pre-ordered and dietary requirements notified in advance.
  • All food will be served in individual sealed single use boxes which will include cutlery and condiments.
  • All glasses will be sterilised between use.
  • Freshly laundered table linen will be used for every cruise.

The Golden Salamander is licensed to carry up to 150 passengers, however, due to the current situation our maximum capacity is 60.

Charter rates are for a minimum of 4 hours except for weekday day rate which is 3 hours.

Monday – Friday

Day Hire (Ending 6pm)

£930 (3 hours)    Additional hours £310

Evening Hire (Ending Midnight)

£1290    Additional hours £320

Saturday / Sunday

Day Hire (Ending 6pm)

£1290    Additional hours £320

Evening Hire (Ending Midnight)

£1490    Additional hours £370

The small print ….

Charter rates are exempt from VAT.  Charter rates include an embark and disembark pier.  Any additional en route calls, or loading will be charged accordingly.  A surcharge is applied to any charter finishing past midnight.  Pier stops east of Greenwich may incur a further charge.  An environmental charge of £50 inc. VAT for recycling of rubish is added to each charter, to allow us as a company to recycle our rubbish to help the environment.

Charter Terms & Conditions

Please click the button below to see a copy of our Charter Terms & Conditions.

In addition, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have updated our Ts & Cs.  These can be found by clicking the tab on the left.

Charter Terms & Conditions

Unfortunately we are unable to offer the full range of menus, however, we still have a varied selection of hot and cold food available, as well as a traditional afternoon tea.  All food must be ordered and dietary requirements specified in advance of your cruise.  To comply with current COVID-19 regulations, all food will be served in individual sealed boxes which will include cutlery and condiments.

Please note that VAT will be charged at the new lower temporary rate of 5%.

How it works!
1) Choose your menu option
2) Select the dishes as per your chosen option
3) Tell us your selection and we will send you an invoice to confirm your selection

Option 1
1 Main choice
1 Dessert
Hot £17;  Cold £15 per person

Option 2
2 Main choices
2 Dessert choices
Hot £19;  Cold £17 per person

Hot Main Choices
8oz beef burger with Emmental slice in a brioche bun served with relish, coleslaw & onion rings

Beef chilli con carne with rice served with a slice of Naan bread

Mediterranean vegetable (V) or Beef lasagne served with soda bread

Mac’n’cheese served with garlic bread (V)

Spaghetti Bolognaise served with garlic bread

Southern fried Chicken served with potato salad and coleslaw

Cold Main Choices
Poached salmon & Monkfish terrine served with mixed salad and olive bread (V)

Traditional Ploughman’s Lunch (V)

Sandwich selection with mini scotch eggs, sausage rolls and cornish pasties

Salmom Fillet served with Thai noodle salad (V)

Vegetable / cheese & onion quiche served with French bread and butter (V)

Dessert choices
Cheescake

Profiteroles

Lemon & Orange tart

Chocolate torte

Apple tart

Strawberry tart

Afternoon Tea
£14 per person

Elegant finger sandwiches on a mix of white & wholemeal breads. Fresh scones served with strawberry jam & clotted cream.  Delicate selection of fresh patisserie.  Freshly brewed cup of tea or coffee.

All prices are exclusive of 5% VAT

Due to current guidlines for the majority of your cruise you will be seated at your allocated table, however, there are still plenty of ways to add a little somthing should you wish to.

Background music – £25

Pianist – £370

Caricaturist – £450

String Quartet – £650

Harpist – £425

Guided Commentary – £75

All prices are based on a 4 hour charter starting and finishing at the same location.  For charters finishing in a different location to the start, an additional charge may be applied.  All prices are exclusive of VAT which will be added at the time of billing.

For our standard Terms & Conditions please click the link on the Charter Rates page.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we have had to make a few additions:

  • The group host is responsible for providing names & contact details for each member of your party.
  • LTBC reserve the right to refuse boarding of any passenger who is clearly unwell.
  • Government guidlines are constantly changing and we reserve the right to amend your booking accordingly.  This of course will be notified in advance of your charter.