Private Hire

Hire the Horse-Drawn Barge for Your Occasion 

Whatever your special occasion, celebrate aboard the horse-drawn barge for a unique experience, complete with a stunning back-drop for those all-important memorable pictures of your occasion.

Hire the barge during the Day or Evening

The horse-drawn barge “Tivertonian” is available for private hire - your group will have sole use of the barge for 10 to 60 people.


Daytime - April to October when public trips are not scheduled.

Evening - May to September, Tuesday to Saturday evenings.   

Enjoy the magical atmosphere of an evening trip to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends. There really is nothing like it!

Fish & Chips can be pre-ordered for your evening trip and there are music and lighting options available.

What Our Customers Say about Private Hire ...

“Thank you so much ... you took our special celebration and filled it with wonderful memories.”
- Roy & Mary (Exeter)

“Great atmosphere and lovely fish and chips - exactly right!” 
- John Symonds (Weston-Super-Mare)

On Board Facilities

A fully licensed bar will be available throughout your trip, serving tea, coffee, hot chocolate, quality wines, spirits, draught beer and lager, real ales, soft drinks, crisps, biscuits, chocolates and Marshfield ice cream. (This bar is cash only - no cards)

Tivertonian has comfortable upholstered seating, modern flush toilet and is carpeted throughout. It also has large sliding picture windows that can be pushed down to create an open air atmosphere on fine summer evenings, or closed to keep the barge warm.