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High-Speed Boat Trip through London

Greater London, United Kingdom
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  • 45 minutes (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Enjoy an alternative and thrilling way to explore London when you book tickets to a high-speed boat tour along the River Thames. Meet at Tower Bridge Quay and hop aboard one of the largest Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB) on the river. After a safety briefing, grab your lifejacket and get ready to zoom past landmarks like Shakespeare’s Globe, the Shard, the Tower of London, and more. The boat reaches speeds of up to 35 mph (56 kph), so you’re guaranteed a rousing journey.
  • Enjoy an alternative way to explore on a high-speed Thames boat tour
  • Discover many of the city’s top sights in less than an hour
  • Travel via a speedy Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB)
  • See Tower Bridge, the Shard, Shakespeare's Globe, the Cutty Sark and more

What's Included

  • Tour escort/host
  • Carbon Credits - All our Carbon emmissions are offset

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Tower Bridge Quay
      St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD, UK

      Tower Bridge Quay (formerly St Katharine Pier) is located in front to the Tower Hotel, next to Tower Bridge. (Not to be confused with Tower Pier). The nearest tube station is Tower Hill, which is a 5 minute walk away. Arriving by taxi, ask to be dropped at the entrance to the Tower Hotel.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Tower Bridge (Pass By)

    Tower of London (Pass By)

    HMS Belfast (Pass By)

    London Bridge (Pass By)

    Golden Hinde (Pass By)

    Tate Modern (Pass By)

    Billingsgate Market (Pass By)

    Canary Wharf (Pass By)

    Cutty Sark

    2 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Royal Observatory Greenwich

    2 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    The O2 arena (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Minimum age 6 years.
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    The staff were very friendly, caring and gave a fun interesting commentary. The speedboat ride was great: a fast thrilling ride with a great sweeping turn as you got to the 02 arena. We had a great time and I would recommend. We even got a free beer and soft drink.


    565 reviews
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    Wow! Fun ride!
    scot_m, Oct 2022
    We had a great time! Very enjoyable & exciting way to see the sites of London! Could not have done anything better!
    Response from Host, Feb 2023
    Hi Scot, Thank you very much, that means a great deal to us! :D All our best, Debbie & David
    River Boat Adventure
    Stephen_C, Oct 2022
    Very nice people. Ride gave you great perspective on city and enjoyed hearing about the Naval Museum.
    Must do experience
    Sadia_I, Sep 2022
    Highly recommend to all, extremely fun and a must do. An exhilarating experience from start to finish. We lost a hat on the trip so make sure to take them off before hand!
    Run to book this speedboat
    Angelique_C, Sep 2022
    This lifted my spirits! It was great fun - Debbie and her partner ensure that and were so lovely to meet!
    Fun time on the water!
    Beth_W, Sep 2022
    What a fun time! The little boat felt very study and it was super fun to speed along the Thames. The day I went there was some chop to the water so we caught some air, but that made it more fun! Sally was a great guide pointing out landmarks. The boat does some fast moves and then comes back and a mini-tour, so it's all worth the time out on the water. Seriously, the highlight of my trip, thank you!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Fabulous Fun
    John_S, Aug 2022
    Excellent Thames fun day out with Debbie and Dave. Exhilarating and very entertaining, many wonderful historical facts were learned along the way. Thank you for a tremendous experience.
    Fun experience with the...
    Katharina_W, Aug 2022
    Fun experience with the family ,very kind and interesting tour guide 😊, weather could have been a bit better .
    Superb Thames Trip
    Nikki_H, Aug 2022
    Just the best trip on the Thames ever!!!!! Our lovely guide (sorry forgot her name) was super knowledgeable and funny 😄. Couldn’t recommend it higher - an absolute must do!!
    Brilliant fun and a great...
    Steve_B, Aug 2022
    Brilliant fun and a great way to see the sights. Great photo opportunities and informative. Loved it.
    Wheeeee! It’s fun to go fast!
    Amy_D, Aug 2022
    It was the highlight for my kids ages 7, 10 & 12. We got to see the sights along the Thames, and get some info and history from the guide. We loved the fast pace and the grown ups and kids squealed with delight. For my group, I’m glad we booked this instead of a leisurely slow cruise down the river.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    A must do
    Kevin_L, Aug 2022
    Fantastic experience a must do if you want to see the river at its best very friendly crew five star experience
    Wonderful ride on the Thames
    Justin_C, Aug 2022
    We greatly enjoyed our experience on this high speed boat trip. Extremely friendly and funny staff. And a wonderful ride on the Thames along with a short tour of some of the London highlights. We also got some great pictures by the Tower bridge! We were a family of 4 (with 14 and 12 yr old boys) and the whole family had a blast.
    Great experience,...
    Simon_P, Aug 2022
    Great experience, Michelle and Dave so friendly and looked after us so well. It was so much fun we loved it and our daughter said it was the best bit about London
    An Amazing Boat Ride
    Alistair_D, Jul 2022
    It was a great adventure. We very lucky to catch Tower Bridge open. My son wants to do it again! Debbie was sweet and made everyone feel very welcome.
    It was very entertaining...
    JosephP_B, Jul 2022
    It was very entertaining as well as informative. It gave a perspective on London that was novel, notwithstanding my having visited Londonany times before.
    Linda_S, Jul 2022
    Fun. The microphone did not work well so could not hear anything. Crew was very nice and ride was fun
    Bad experience
    Mihail_C, Jul 2022
    Our trip was cancelled 20min before it happened. It was said that both of the boats had broken down and I should look for a different provider !
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    One of our boats had a mechanical problem at a time when another was unavailable due to routine maintenance. We will only operate our vessels if they are in perfect mechanical condition. This was very regretable and something we obviously try to avoid. You were given a full refund and advised to try other providers; the only option open to us under the circumstances. Let me repeat my sincerest apologies and I hope that it didn't spoil your visit to London.
    Brilliant from start to finish
    Karen_W, Jul 2022
    Brilliant from start to finish - lovely people running the trip, great experience and enjoyed by all!
    Very fun trip informative...
    Jacqueline_W, Jul 2022
    Very fun trip informative and weather perfect. Just the right Amount of time too Very well organised and well worth doing. Recommend
    Fun afternoon out. Recommended.
    Steven_H, Jul 2022
    Great experience. Felt very well looked after by crew. This is well worth it on a sunny day! Fast ride up to the Dome and back to Blackfriars with some fun wave-skipping.
    Great Time
    Kelly_N, Jul 2022
    Awesome boat ride! You get to really see the beauty of the city and also have a fun, fast and cool boat ride. They played good music and took lots of pictures. Definitely recommend for people who are looking for some fun.
    Highlight of our trip
    Lucy_C, Jul 2022
    This was the absolute highlight of our busy trip to London. Fun, friendly and knowledgeable team. Safe but thrilling ride. Very comfortable sprung seats that absorbed the bumps.
    Very terrible package I wouldn’t never book it again and I wouldn’t recommend it to a friend
    Michael_U, Jul 2022
    Miss my trip and was refuse a refund and above all I couldn’t even see a staff there to talk to. It was really a very sad experience
    Response from Host, Jul 2022
    We're sorry you missed your trip and feel so poorly treated Michael Ugbong. We are always available to deal with customer's concerns and it appears Viator have refused a refund as you did not show for your trip. All our passengers are sent comprehensive text messages well in advance of their departure, advising to allow plenty of time for their journey to the pier and giving detailed directions. It is made very clear that refunds will not be made for passengers that do not show for their trip. Our policy is to allow cancellations for 100% refund and free reschedules up to 24 hours before departure. I hope you will understand why we cannot give refunds when our boat leaves with empty seats.
    Friendly crew and lots of fun
    Sarah_H, Jul 2022
    Highly recommend this. Very friendly team and excellent, exhilarating fun. Our teenagers loved it, as did we.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    Matthew_D, Jul 2022
    The friendliness of the hosts made a difference. Felt extremely welcome and attended to the entire time. The boys (aged 10, 13) both loved it.
    Great fun
    David_A, Jul 2022
    Absolutely fantastic experience. My daughter and I had a brilliant time and will definitely do this again
    Family fun seeing London
    Clare_A, Jul 2022
    This was a really fun way to see some of london tourist sites from the river , aswell as enjoying a fun exhilarating ride with all my grown up family who were present. We also learnt what WHARF stands for..
    Damien_O, Jul 2022
    Brilliant tour. Definitely the most comfortable speed boats in London. Really great hosts. Highly recommended.
    Great value
    Tony_T, Jun 2022
    Very enjoyable and entertaining trip, highly recommended. Well run by a great team! A great way to see some of the history of a fantastic working river
    Different View of the City
    Travis_B, Jun 2022
    Very fun way to see London from the water! Also a nice way to break up the day for the teens with something fun that less stuffy than a museum or church. A little bit of history and beautiful views of the city.


    Product code: 57756P3

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