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River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London

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Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon50 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Ideal for those with an appetite for adrenaline, this 1-hour fast boat experience on the Thames River is sure to get your heart racing. See London’s sights the alternative way as you enjoy a leisurely cruise past Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye — giving you plenty of time to capture photographs and relax. Then, once you reach the fast zone, you’ll accelerate to a high velocity and listen to exhilarating music.
  • 1-hour fast boat experience on the Thames River
  • A perfect balance of sightseeing and adventure
  • See the London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament during a leisurely cruise
  • Feel your adrenaline surge as you accelerate to high velocity and listen to lively songs
  • Family friendly and perfect for those who enjoy adventure
Sightseeing river cruise
Life jacket
All-weather clothing provided
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Thames Jet, Westminster Pier, Boarding Point F, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Arrive at a meeting point on Westminster Bridge 30 minutes before your fast boat experience, in order to don a waterproof lifejacket and listen to a safety briefing. Then, board your speed boat and prepare for the fun to begin.

At first, you’ll enjoy a relaxed ride down the Thames River. Take advantage of this leisurely pace and capture photographs of landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and the Tower of London. Your guide will also point out important structures such as HMS Belfast and the National Theater.

Then, once you go beneath the iconic Tower Bridge, you’ll enter the fast zone. Feel your adrenaline levels surge as your driver accelerates to a speed of 40-mph (35-knots) and you speed towards Canary Wharf.

Scream with glee as you twist, turn and bounce over waves while listening to lively tunes. Then, catch your breath and return to your original point, where your tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
City Cruises Westminster Pier
board your thrilling Thames Jet experience at Westminster Pier. Please arrive 20 minutes before your departure time
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
London Eye
Head to the upper deck and get the perfect picture opportunity of the Coca- Cola London Eye
Pass By:  
Tower of London
Pass by Tower Pier where you will be able to almost touch the Tower of London
Pass By:  
Tower Bridge
Pass under Tower Bridge and head to the upper deck to see the bridge in all of its glory
Pass By:  
Canary Wharf
This is where the thrilling speed will begin as you race up the Thames
Pass By:  
The Shard
As you cruise along the River Thames you will be in the perfect position to see London's highest viewing platform
Pass By:  
HMS Belfast
Sail past the permanently moored former battleship, which is now a floating Royal Naval Museum.
Pass By:  
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Board and depart the boat opposite Sea Life, an Oceanic exhibit for all ages
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • For safety reasons, the minimum height requirement to travel on Thamesjet is 1.35 metres (4 ft. 5in.).
  • Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 9 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Cruises

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London.

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A great sightseeing experience
julieanneg117
, Aug 2019
Wow a great fun experience for both myself and daughter, the team were very professional.would highly recommend !
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jillcracknell226
, Aug 2019
Fantastic day out, brilliant driver and do much fun. My 11 year old grandson was absolutely thrilled the whole time. Well worth the money and would certainly go it again
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Fun Ride! Dated soundtrack
carriemaesew
, Jul 2019
The staff who checked us in and geared us up with life jackets were both friendly, efficient and eager to emphasize safety. The tour took under an hour, but it seemed like a good length of time. The recording played during the ride starts with a chummy man telling tidbits about landmarks up to and including the police station. Past that point, the ride got fast and bumpy with some wild turns that tipped the boat nearly sideways, definitely a thrill ride for that bit. The sound track for that part had a James Bond theme that few under 25 would get. Midway thru "the chase", the recording said we were gaining on the villain and to keep up the pressure! And our boat slowed to a crawl...aside from that weird bit, the effort going into making it a spy adventure was appreciable.
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Exciting river sightseeing journey
jsreis2018
, Jul 2018
We had a fun time on our themes river sightseeing trip. It was informative fun and exciting. I would definitely recommend it
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Really enjoyed this tour! It’s a great...
Niko
, Sep 2017
Really enjoyed this tour! It’s a great idea to do some sightseeing combined with adrenaline! Staff was very friendly and responsible. We had the chance to see and learn a lot about all the sites until Tower Hill and then we started high speeding!!!! I would HIGHLY recommend this interesting and entertaining tour to everyone going to London looking for something different than an old school boat tour. Don't miss it!
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This was the best activity I've ever...
revans
, Sep 2017
This was the best activity I've ever done in London! Jetting along at high speed and whizzing side to side along the Thames to James Bond music is an experience not to be missed!! highly recommend!
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A must do tour in London! River Thames...
bhdottir
, Sep 2017
A must do tour in London! River Thames Fast Boat Experience was just hilarious! Not to mention, seeing London on a completely different perspective than just visiting the main touristic spots... We passed through several bridges (Blackfriars Bridge, Millennium Bridge, London Bridge, Tower Bridge). Our captains were super fun and did a fantastic job accelerating that Boat! Woww that was fast! :) Luckily, we also experienced Tower Bridge opening up for a big ship to cross... That's was beautiful to see and definitely unforgettable... I definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting London!
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What an incredible expereince! This...
Jade
, Sep 2017
What an incredible expereince! This Thames Boat ride combined sightseeing with thrills, so it was perfect for me and my friends. You get to see all of the famous London landmarks, including Tower Bridge, London Eye, BIg Ben etc, before going so fast and making sharp turns on the water. Absolutely amazing! I'll definitely be doing this again.
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What an amazing experience it was! The...
Albita
, Sep 2017
What an amazing experience it was! The tour was entertaining, exciting and adrenaline fun! Staff were very friendly and the boat drivers Pascal and Lee were very friendly and entertained us with great music and explained about the sights plus even took a picture of us on Tower Bridge. It was definitely a once in a life time experience that everyone should take this tour, as not only its a tour about London but also you get a adrenaline fun when the boat drives so fast!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2017
What an amazing experience it was! The tour was entertaining, exciting and adrenaline fun! Staff were very friendly and the boat drivers Pascal and Lee were very friendly and entertained us with great music and explained about the sights plus even took a picture of us on Tower Bridge. It was definitely a once in a life time experience that everyone should take this tour, as not only its a tour about London but also you get a adrenaline fun when the boat drives so fast!
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Absolutely loved the experience! I...
Katja
, Sep 2017
Absolutely loved the experience! I wasn't expecting that it's possible for a boat to go this fast on the Thames especially with all the sharp twists and turns. Bond themed music just topped off the experience and I could have happily done it over and over again. Definitely recommend!

Product code: 3542P40

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