Hot Tub Boat Guided Tours

Fascinating fact: Did you know that the West India Docks were the largest, most expensive building project in the world at the time back in 1799? They cost £82m in today's money!


So hands up who loves a bit of history AND hot tubs? Well lucky you as at our West India Quay location, we’re now offering Hot Tub Boat Guided Tours

Our tour guide Gary will join you aboard the Hot Tub Boat, guiding you through the fascinating history of the East London Docks. It truly is the most unique way to experience London. 

Gary’s knowledge is extensive and it’s guaranteed you’ll come away not only more educated about the history of the London Docks, but also more relaxed and rejuvenated!


And if you know of someone who is traveling to London and fancies seeing the sights in a more unusual way, make sure you forward this email to them too!

Look forward to seeing you aboard! 

Tommo & Austin

New Brand, New Boats!

Hey Hot-Tubbers!

Tommo and Austin here! And if we haven’t already met you on the waterfront, then we felt it was high time to introduce ourselves now…...

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There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes as we build up to our third summer on the water! We thought we’d give you a quick update AND announce our exciting new experience!

The journey so far…..

Once upon a time there were 2 guys (us!) who were both harbouring secret passions to launch a hot tub boat business.

1 year later destiny stepped in and the rest was history. The UK’s first hot tub boat experience was born.....

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Since then, thousands have enjoyed our hot tub experiences, giving us 5* reviews and we’ve been featured in the likes of The Metro, Time Out London, ITV and many more cool places.

We felt it was time to ya know, shake things up a little with the brand.

So first of all, we have a new name...

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Why Skuna?

Our aim is to still reflect the Scandinavian roots of the original Hot Tub Boat idea whilst allowing us to bring other exciting boat experiences into the mix.

Now, the bit you’ve been waiting for! Our BIG reveal.

Can we get a drum roll please…….

…..onto our brand new experience…….

The Skuna BBQ Boat!

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What could be better than spending a beautiful summer’s day with friends enjoying a BBQ on the water? Or maybe you’re looking for something a bit less snoozy for your team than the typical ‘corporate day out’?

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Perhaps you want a cool boating experience but just don’t fancy getting your kit off - hey, that’s ok with us! Our aim is to provide an experience for all preferences.

Perfect for birthday celebrations, corporate events, family days out or just a fun get together with friends, our BBQ Boats will operate 7 days a week from the historic West India Quay Dock at Canary Wharf.

The Skuna BBQ Boat will run from the beginning of August - be the first to experience it by booking now. We're obviously still open for bookings for our Skuna Hot Tub Boat experience in Angel/Old Street and West India Quay/Canary Wharf, so make sure you get booked in if you're yet to pop your Hot Tub Boat cherry!

If you haven’t already, sail on over (one pun per article is ok, right?) to our Facebook or Instagram page to see our boats in action and stay in the know. 

See you on the water!

Tommo & Austin

We are hiring!

We are hiring for two positions:

Junior Marketing & Operations Manager - London based

Liverpool Manager/ Founder - Liverpool Based

Join our small team in launching a business nationally! 

Since  launching in August 2017, HotTug UK is proving to be London’s most unique experience and attractions. With 5 star reviews on Tripadvisor, fantastic press coverage and having had thousands of happy customers we are looking to grow and expand.

This year we have big plans, expanding our startup across the country and beyond and adding some exciting new products to our mix.

Junior Marketing & Operations Manager

To do so we are looking for a Full-time marketing & operations manager to help drive the business forward and help with or day to day customer experience. The role would suit someone with a passion to play an important role in a startup business and willing to go the extra mile that this brings.  There will be opportunities to work from home and some travel to our new UK sites. You will be in charge of all aspects of our marketing strategy. The role will also entail operational work at our rental sites.

Main Roles & Responsibilities

  • Formulate and manage our marketing strategy.

  • Create marketing materials and campaigns.

  • Manage and improve lead generation campaigns, measuring results.

  • Preparing online and print marketing campaigns.

  • Monitor and report on effectiveness of marketing communications.

  • Coming up with new ideas for publicity stunts and new ways to drive traffic to our website.

  • Each new site we operate in while require market research and targeted ad campaign.

  • The marketing function will take up approximately 50% of your time, the remainder will be spent working on our site operations.

  • Site operations - Site management, people management, customer relationship management, safety and risk management.

Requirements of the role:

  • Previous experience in a similar role (1-2 years)

  • Strong analytical and project management skills.

  • Confident and dynamic personality.

  • Strong creative outlook.

  • Experience managing digital marketing campaigns, PPC, FB ads etc.

  • Ability to work as part as a small team.

  • You must enjoy working outdoors in an active environment when you are on site.

  • You will be expected to work some weekends, however you will have time off to compensate.

  • We will make sure you enjoy a good work/life balance.


Salary will be £23,000-25,000 per annum depending on experience + bonus & pension contribution. 

You will of course also get access to regular free HotTug trips!


To apply email a CV and covering letter to:

Liverpool Manager/ Founder

This year we are opening a new site in Liverpool. We are looking for an entrepreneurial manager to take charge of all aspects of our Liverpool operation as we launch the new site.

The role is very varied and will be a mix of operational, business growth and administrative functions.

We are looking for someone who is willing to work hard in a highly enjoyable role. You must be passionate about our products


The Role

  • Manage all of our day to day site operations - this includes preparing our HotTugs, greeting customers, providing customer briefings etc. It is hands on and operational, weekend work is expected.

  • Health and Safety - you are responsible for the health and safety of our customers and staff.

  • Business Growth/local marketing - We expect you to promote our business in the local area and develop partnerships with local hotels, tourist offices etc

  • Staff recruitment and management - you will be responsible for a team of part time employees.

  • Stakeholder management - you will manage our relationships with local stakeholders.

Your skills

  • Exceptional operational and organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through.

  • General Management experience.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to work efficiently and intensely while juggling multiple priorities in an entrepreneurial environment.


  • Good annual salary

  • Company pension scheme

  • Share of profits and potential to become a future shareholder

  • Unlimited HotTug trips

To apply send a CV and covering letter to:

Name Our Tug Winner Announced

Name Our Tug Winner Announced

Our new tug boat is called TUG OF WHARF! Congratulations to Dan F.! His winning name will be posted on the new boat in West India Quay soon and also enjoy a free trip every month for a year!

West India Quay First Look

West India Quay First Look

We are so excited to be able to share this video of our West India Quay at Canary Wharf site! We are opening on the 3rd of August and just when you thought a HotTug trip couldn't get more unique we have lifted the bar.

We Are Opening A Second HotTug in London!

Londoners have gone crazy for floating hot tubs. Just a year after launching, HotTug UK is very excited to announce the opening this summer of a second location and permanent home, in West India Quay/ Canary Wharf on the 1st of August.

This second location will give HotTuggers an incredible experience as they cruise through the docks in a hot tub boat filled with fresh, hot water whilst watching the hustle and bustle of Canary Wharf surrounded by the spectacular skyscrapers. The site will be open throughout the year. 

“I am so happy that Londoners love the HotTug and we are delighted to be making West India Quay our permanent home. It has been an amazing first year for us with our weekends booked out months in advance and incredible reviews that already have us ahead of major attractions such as the London Eye and London Zoo on Tripadvisor. It is such a testament to the small but great team we have here at HotTug UK”- Tommo Stuart Thomson - Founder HotTugUK

Bookings are now open!

HotTug UK Supports Action Against Hunger!


HotTug UK is proud to support the Action Against Hunger charity. This important charity works to save the lives of malnourished children. They work to ensure that everyone can access clean water, food, training and healthcare. Action Against Hungry focuses on:

  • Nutrition and health, which focuses on diagnosis and treating malnourished children, and also training local health workers.
  • Food security and teaching local communities to understand how to improve their access to food in a sustainable way.
  • Water sanitation and health and providing knowledge of safe hygiene practices.
  • Emergency Response and Disaster Prevention teams which directly support individuals in challenging situations, such as in Yemen, Rohingya, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia.


Mouthwatering Dining Guide For Angel & Islington

HotTug is lucky enough to be in the canals of the beautiful Angel & Islington and all the amazing restaurants, pubs and cafes in the surrounding area for a post-trip meal. Here are a few of the many great establishments that are tucked in and around the streets surrounding the Islington Boat Club.

The Narrowboat


On your trip you would of passed this iconic pub on the canal with a seating area that overlooks the water. Not only does this pub have a great view but a great atmosphere with friendly staff and good food too! The truffle fries are a particular favourite of the HotTug staff. Make sure you book your table in advance so you secure one of the tables at the front for prime views and waving at fellow HotTuggers.

119 St Peter’s Street, London, N1 8PZ

Canal No.5

This spot is directly in front of the first turn right on the route. A great cafe for your breakfast and lunch or just a coffee and a pastry to continue the good times after your trip. This cafe is also situated in one of the most spacious spots along the canal walk way so if you can't grab a table then a spot down on the canal edge is just as great.

79 Noel Road | On The Tow Path, London N1 8HE



Looking for some fine cuisine within 5 minutes of the boat club? Well Sardine is the spot for that! It was recently voted 85th in that National Restaurant Awards and is host to many, many raving reviews. Enjoy the cooking of Southern France in this upmarket but neighbourly restaurant that is tucked away in the back streets of Angel & Islington.

15 Micawber Street, London, N1 7TB

Riverford at Duke of Cambridge


This is Britains first and only organic pub that has teamed up with Riverford, the family-run organic farm based in Devon. Using the most fresh produce, the light and airy pub is definitely on another level to the traditional boozers. With a menu that changes with the seasons, diners are in for a treat.

30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1




HotTugUK Supports Save The Children

We are very happy to be donating a VIP HotTug trip to be auctioned off at this year's Arbitration Ball

The International Arbitration Charity Ball supports the work of  Save the Children’s Emergency Fund through funds raised on the night and since inception, the biannual Arbitration Ball has raised over £1,330,000!

Head to Save The Children to donate to the Emergency Fund and support this important charity.

Photo credit: Save The Children

Photo credit: Save The Children

HotTug Sails Cross Atlantic To New York City

Did you get fooled by our April Fool's post?

Sorry to get all our NYC fans excited but we haven't made the cross Atlantic voyage in the HotTug just yet but stay tuned as we have an exciting announcement about our second London site soon!