• Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: Varies
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Whet your appetite for adventure with 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.

Highlights

  • 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 new kind of sightseeing with a boat trip

What You Can Expect

River Thames High-Speed Cruise from Embankment Pier

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-fueled tours depending on which sights you’re most interested in seeing; experience a 50-minute Canary Wharf tour for unrivaled 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 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, you'll hear 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, you'll return to your original departure point and bid your guide farewell.

Customer Reviews

NEIL M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Brilliant, a must do. The operators from the lady who welcomed us to the guys on board could not have been nicer. Brilliant time.

Nick G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Brilliant

June W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

What can I say apart from absolutely fab!!!! Our crew were John and Joe and I really didn't expect it to be this much fun..... As soon as we cleared Tower Bridge - dipping, diving, fast turns and the James Bond theme coming out of the speakers.... don't think I have screamed so much since giving birth to my daughter!
I cannot recommend this experience enough and the crew gave a really informative and entertaining commentary that was just right - not intrusive and over the top - just right.

Andrew R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Our trip happened to take place during unpleasant weather. Cold, nasty rain. It's quite the testament to this tour that even in bad conditions, we still had a great time. The tour guide was funny, the captain skilled. There is a moment in particular that stands out. When the boat crosses the bridge and the captain can accelerate, the James Bond theme is played. I felt like a kid in that moment. If we visit London again, I would book this trip again.

Beverley F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Annual girls weekend to London. We did Tower Bridge fab, Comedy About A Bank Robbery at Criterion Theatre very well done and hilarious and the RIB High Speed Cruise was a birthday treat for my twin daughters. RIB booking very easy, emailed to confirm the week before our arrival. Richard's commentary was amusing and very knowledgeable Joe's driving skills were superb if a bit hair-raising at times!. Thoroughly enjoyed and thoroughly recommend.

Linda H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Really a 'must do' experience. Such fun and a superb birthday treat for one of our party - we were 6 in total. Really comprehensive commentary - can definitely recommend this as a novel way to see London from a different perspective. The skill of the pilot was brilliant and breathtaking from time to time!!

Suzy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Hold on tight and be prepared for a thrilling ride. It was like taking a roller coaster ride on the Thames.

Garreth G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Fantastic fun, highly recommend. Great way to see the sights from a different perspective, and some high speed boat fun thrown in! Fun commentary along the way and expert driving. My Dad 70, my son 9 and I all loved it.

Susan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

A great tour. A real must to do.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Sweet Sweet Sweet, I really loved this tour! How many times will you get to ride on a high speed boat on the Thames River in your lifetime. I got some great video and pictures while on the tour and it was a lot of fun!

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