• Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 50 minutes (approx.)
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Let your adrenaline levels go through the roof during a 50-minute white-knuckle ride on the Thames River. Climb aboard a modern RIB (rigid-inflatable-boat) and satisfy an appetite for adventure as you soar past iconic landmarks like Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral and the London Eye. Enrich your knowledge of English history as you listen to illuminating onboard commentary, and experience the exhilaration of super-fast speeds up to 35 miles (56 km). Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to 12 people.


  • 50-minute high-speed cruise on the Thames River in London
  • Glide past premier sights such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in a modern RIB
  • Listen to your guide’s entertaining commentary and iconic British songs as you cruise
  • Reach Tower Bridge then zoom through the water at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour
  • Choose the departure time most suited to your schedule
  • Numbers limited to 12 people, ensuring a small-group experience

What You Can Expect

High-Speed Thames River RIB Cruise in London

See the sights of London on this High-Speed Cruise

Select a start time convenient to you and then make your own way to the London Eye Pier in central London. Greet your expert guide and skipper, don a waterproof lifejacket and listen to a short safety briefing before stepping onboard your modern RIB. 
Feel your excitement heighten as the boat’s engine roars into life and propels you toward iconic London landmarks like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and St Paul’s Cathedral. Gaze at the sharp spire of the Shard as you reach speeds of up to 35 miles (56 km) per hour.
Listen to fascinating commentary during slower periods of sailing and glide under the monumental Tower Bridge as your skipper yanks back the throttle and accelerates to high-velocity speeds. Gasp as your skipper performs break-neck turns and wave jumps, and then catch your breath during a brief interlude at Canary Wharf. 
Enjoy a leisurely cruise back to the boat’s original departure point and capture photographs of legendary sites during the return sail.

Customer Reviews

tom f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We took this cruise in August 2017. t was informational as we cruised pout to the high speed area, then a lot of fun as we opened it up on the Thames. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun, and I would recommend this cruise.

Lorraine M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Brilliant, we loved it, Craig and Scott were our crew, very entertaining great finish to a fun packed hen party in London.

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was the BEST! Craig and Chris were AWESOME! Such giant personalities that made you feel welcome from the minute you stepped on the dock. The tour was so interesting and entertaining! Having been in London for a few days already, it was great to get the perspective from the river. What was really great was that Craig took the time to take each families photo at the perfect spot! I would HIGHLY recommend this to everyone going to London. Don't miss it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was the highlight of my tour in London. James and Chris were outstanding from the high flying RIB to the history of London top notch. I highly recommend this tour and trust me with James and Chris at the wheel you will not be disappointed. Thanks again.

Alexandra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was a great way to kick off our first trip to London. Tristan, Nick and Phil took great care of us and it was such a fun way to see the sights and get acclimated to the city. Me and my husband Marc had booked the 10:00 a.m. trip and as luck would have it we were able to have the entire boat to ourselves. Tristan was a great guide and he was extremely knowledgeable of the area - if you can, request him for your trip! He gave us some great tips for our post-ride travels around the city and he just made the whole experience more memorable. We would definitely recommend this experience to our friends and family as a must do.

Alex C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Great trip .I went with my kids age 9,13 15 we all throughly enjoyed it .Rory and Nick were fabulous . Funny but informative and exhilarating.Highly recommend it.

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Excellent very knowledgeable tour rep would recommend this trip

Sharon E M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Really good fun

Lisa G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

This was the highlight of our time in London. The boat ride was fun, informative and great way to get familiar with the city. Our captain and guide Nick and Tom were fantastic. We learned more about the city and it's history in this fun hour than on our full day of the hop on/hop off bus. Don' miss this!

Lucy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fantastic whirl of a boat tour! Our guide, Dave, was extremely enthusiastic but not too over the top. Some funny tidbits and amusing stories in with the factual information which mixed it up and stopped it from being boring or dry.
Dave was also very happy to provide restaurant recommendations based on preferences, occasion etc which was a nice touch.
Our drive, Ian, did some fab turns and had some fun once the speed limit opened up but nothing too scary, which I was grateful for since I'm afraid of water!
Would recommend and even do again myself just for fun!

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