London: Speed Boat Tour of the River Thames

London: Speed Boat Tour of the River Thames

From US$ 60.62 per person

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.

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About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 50 minutes
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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
    COVID-19 precautions

    Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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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
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 230 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8 / 5
    • Transportation
      4.4 / 5
    • Value for money
      4.4 / 5
    • Safety
      4.8 / 5
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    It is a good experience for both adults and kids. The view of the city from the boat is amazing and you also have the opportunity to know fun facts about the buildings. The musical selection is very nice, the music could be annoying for the ones with sensibility, for us it was cool. Our guide was Stacey, she is AMAZING and our driver was Adam, I really recommend. We enjoyed a lot.

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    October 20, 2020

    Who doesn't want to have a James Bond moment and blast down the Thames on a speedboat? It's more than just that too our guide Bill was knowledgeable and engaging adding some humour to the tour and not letting us forget Roddy who was in charge of the thrill side of it all

    September 13, 2020

    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

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