1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. River Thames

London: Speed Boat Tour of the River Thames

Product ID: 16670
Experience a wild and fantastic River Thames boat cruise that is fun for all ages. Informative banter is provided by an award-winning comedian guide, whose cheery anecdotes include narration about the history of London.
About this activity
Duration: 50 minutes
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Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 14 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Get an adrenaline fix on London's original speedboat tour of the river Thames
  • Cruise at speeds of up to 30 knots past London landmarks such as Canary Wharf, the London Eye and Globe Theatre
  • Discover interesting facts about London from an award-winning comedian guide
  • Get exclusive views from a unique vantage point
  • Stay dry and safe with full wet weather gear and life jackets
Full description
Experience a wild and fantastic River Thames boat cruise that is fun for all ages. You will climb aboard a high-speed vessel that offers non-traditional views of England's capital at speeds of up to 30 knots.

You will be given full waterproof gear to protect you from the spray, and, of course full safety briefings and a life jacket - just in case! Named by leading listings magazine Time Out as a "must-do" experience, both visitors and residents of London will be thrilled with this outing.

Speed under the capital’s bridges, and marvel at landmarks such as the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and South Bank from an exclusive vantage point. Music floats through the air via the onboard sound system, as you power out toward the Docklands.

High-brow banter is provided by an award-winning comedian guide, whose cheery anecdotes include narration about the headquarters of MI5 and the modern skyscrapers of Canary Wharf.
  • Full waterproof gear (all sizes)
  • Life jackets
  • Safety equipment
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Meeting point

Tour starts from Boarding Gate 1, Waterloo Millennium London Eye Pier (directly underneath, and part of the London Eye)

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Important information
Know before you go
• This tour is suitable for infants aged 6 months upwards.
• If you have confirmed your booking, if for some reason the supplier is unable to accommodate you on board, then a cancellation is granted
• Expectant mothers are not permitted on-board at any stage of their pregnancy
• If you have any historical or current backbone conditions or complaints, you are recommended to not participate in this tour
• Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
• Disabled guests are welcomed but wheelchairs cannot be take on-board the vessels, so this experience is not suitable for wheelchairs users
• All passengers must be able to sit unaided on-board
• A minimum of 8 passengers is required for each sailing, tours with less than 8 passengers will be rescheduled
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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 217 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Was a brilliant day! So much fun. All I would say is to have the music for a little longer. The people running the trip were also really lovely and very funny. Booking the 4pm ride was perfect, it caught London just as the sun went down and so london was all lit up and looked gorgeous at night

January 7, 2020


Totally amazing experience!! Staff were great!! Laura helped with the jackets and the life vests, she was chatty and told us what would happen. Joe and Lionel were on the boat with us, Lionel was at the helm whilst Joe gave us the tour chat!! I booked this for my husbands birthday and we loved it!! It was exhilarating and once we'd lifted the speed limit the race was on!! Thanks to everyone involved in making this a great experience!

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August 17, 2019

Really good experience

February 22, 2020

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Thames Rockets

Product ID: 16670