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Tour code: 5182SPEED
Appease an appetite for adventure on a high-speed Thames river RIB experience. Soar over the surf of London’s iconic river and gaze at impressive monuments as your adrenaline levels soar. Listen to commentary from a knowledgeable guide over a state-of-the-art speaker system and see popular attractions from a totally unique vantage point. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 12 passengers. 


  • London speedboat experience with speeds up to 50 knots
  • Open all year round, in all weather conditions!
  • Interactive guide with speaker sound system aboard
  • See London's major sights along the River Thames in a RIB speedboat
  • Small group with a maximum of 12 passengers
  • Perfect for adrenaline-seekers!
  • Choose between two exciting itineraries
  • Experience a sightseeing boat trip with a difference!

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What You Can Expect

River Thames High-Speed Cruise

Thames River High-Speed Cruise

Depart from an embarking point near Embankment, central London, and greet your knowledgeable guide on the pier. Listen to a brief orientation talk and don your life jacket before climbing aboard your impressive RIB speedboat, capable of reaching 50 knots per hour. 

Select between two adrenaline-fuelled tours depending on which sights you’re most interested in seeing; experience a 50-minute Canary Wharf tour for unrivalled views of the Tower of London, HMS Belfast, the Houses of Parliament and the Execution Dock. 

Alternatively, opt for the 80-minute Thames Barrier Experience to see enjoy sweeping vistas of Greenwich and the colossal Thames Barrier. Cruise at high speed around the O2 Arena, the filming location of James Bond film, The World is Not Enough, while listening to classic hits on the state-of-the-art speaker system. 

Throughout your adventurous excursion, listen to commentary and music on a modern sound system and feel the adrenaline rush of high velocity speeds. After your rip-roaring ride on the Thames River, return to your original departure point and bid your guide farewell. 

Customer Reviews

Hugh C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Exactly as described Good fun and very safe but I would recommend a hat and scarf as it is very windy and cold at high speed
Guide was quite witty too.

Joanie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Took this exciting ride last Saturday with my 22 year old daughter and we loved it! The ride starts off at a pleasant cruising speed as the friendly and funny guide points out major landmarks along the way. About 20 minutes into the ride they hit the throttle and crank up the music as you race down the river towards Canary Wharf and then back again. Just the right amount of speed , action and thrills for people of all ages.

Rudy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Het was fantastisch. leuke bemanning en uitleg. aanrader.

Afsana J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was fantastic :

John L S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015


Rita F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

I highly recommend this tour!!! Its a lot of fun, you see all the major sights along the Thames and you are in a small boat - so it's almost a private experience all the normal Thames sightseeing boats are so big and crowded.

William T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Definitely the way to see the Thames! No leisurely boat ride here...

Vance S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An excellent cruise--everything I had hoped. Guides were funny as well shared a lot of London knowledge

Kate D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic trip - excellent commentary by Michael different to the usual run of the mill boat trips - much more personalised and an exhilarating turn of speed added to a brilliant experience. Would recommend it to anyone!!

Kathy P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Unbelievably good even though the high speed bit nearly scared us out of 5 years of growth. Saw so much of London that is never seen by road. Truely a once in a lifetime trip.

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