Private Hire pricing

Hire The Matthew from March–November

Thank you for your interest in hiring The Matthew.

We offer a number of options aboard The Matthew, from static quayside hire in our usual mooring opposite the M Shed to private cruises with a range of catering options to match. We aim to tailor what we can provide to make your event absolutely right for you, whether it be a work's night out, a wedding, a birthday or an anniversary celebration. You can also add on static hire to extend your trip. 

The ship can accommodate 40 people for a cruise or 50 people for a static hire*. Although there is some seating on board, The Matthew is best suited to informal, standing events. Take a look at our prices below and get in touch at to talk through your ideas for your event and ask any questions.

Trip type suggestion


Tuesday – 

Friday – 

Harbour Trip

50 minutes



Cream Tea**

1.5 hours



Fish and Chips**

2 hours (incl. 1/2hr break)




2 hours (static)



Add on food:

Fish and chips (& other options)

£6.25 + VAT / person

Cream tea (cake, scones and hot drinks)

£5.00 + VAT / person

We may be able to explore other food options if these don't suit.

Static Hire Tuesday – Sunday

½ hour

£230 + VAT

1 hour 

£470 + VAT

2 hours 

£620 + VAT

3 hours 

£770 + VAT

Costs are VAT-exempt, except where stated.

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the ship can only accommodate private hire bookings for up to 25 people.
**This price does not include food – this will need to be added on per person. See prices above.

If you add static hire to a sailing element, then there will be no VAT added.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.