River Thames Fast RIB-Speedboat Experience in London

Greater London, United Kingdom
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From USD 61.55

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 50 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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.
  • 50 minute 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

What's Included

  • Sightseeing river cruise
  • Life jacket
  • All-weather clothing provided
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • City Cruises London Westminster Pier
    Westminster Pier, London SW1A 2JH, UK

    Westminster Pier, SW1A 2JH Please go directly to the boarding gate F.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

City Cruises London Westminster Pier

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

London Eye (Pass By)

Tower of London (Pass By)

Tower Bridge (Pass By)

Canary Wharf (Pass By)

The Shard (Pass By)

HMS Belfast (Pass By)

SEA LIFE London Aquarium (Pass By)

Thames River (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 9 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
Fantastic experience great way to see the Thames and places on it. Definitely recommend it to all the family.


77 reviews
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Brilliant experience!
Joanna_W, Apr 2023
A super team in charge of the speed boat. Jackets, trousers and life jackets provided. Felt very safe. Great to sightsee and have the thrill of a speedboat ride too!
Just loved it. It was...
Sue_M, Jan 2023
Just loved it. It was really good fun and all the staff were extremely helpful. Very grateful for the waterproofs too
Fab family fun
Francesca_E, Oct 2022
Fabulous trip - great to see my little boy laughing his heart out as the boat went fast and swerved Good family fun
Another great way to see the river.
Jean_B, Aug 2022
Arranged the day trip for my autistic son. The commentary going down the river was entertaining and informative., and once we passed Tower Bridge and were away from the traffic on the river, we went at speed. My son loved it. The staff were helpful and friendly. A great experience.
Amazing but too short
michaelRMoxham, Aug 2022
I only wish it had gone to the Thames barrier and back, rather than stop short of Greenwich. Over all it was great. Smooth. Organised. Very very fast
A Must !
Natalie_P, Aug 2022
Brilliant!A great way to see sights of London, informative, exhilarating and great fun !! Would recommend this activity to friends and family!
melodie_b, Aug 2022
Great fun, we laughed and screamed! Felt totally safe, it was fast with twists and turns. The audio could have been louder. Grace who gave the safety briefing was amazing. She was really good fun.
Fun but over priced
Kevin_K, July 2022
It was great to see sights from the River Thames. The part when boat went very fast it was very good although brief. Our trip tour clocked out at only a total of 40 min out and back vs 50min that we were told so I feel value for money, it falls a bit short.
Joanne_W, July 2022
The whole trip was amazing from start to finish ! Well worth the money . Would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of going .
Best ride of my life!!!
Virgilio_I, July 2022
Best ride of my life. Speed Boat ride was heart pounding. Enjoyed the sharp turns and it was so fast. The James Bond movie soundtrack added more thrill to the experience. Highly recommend it to everyone.
Speedy sight seeing tour
Julie_H, June 2022
Obviously the best part was when the boat was allowed to let rip and speed along the Thames. The swerving and jumping over waves was exhilarating and felt like a theme park ride. The spray in your face added to the excitement. We also enjoyed the leisurely ride past some iconic London landmarks, but we were always on the edge of our seats waiting for the journey to launch into high speed.
A fantastic trip
Jenny_F, June 2022
Fantastic welcome from Grace, a real character who made us very welcome. Boat ride was amazing, a good way to see the sights followed by an exhilarating speed session. Already recomened to lots of people
Great trip for my husband's birthday. 😀
Amanda_L, May 2022
Fantastic experience great way to see the Thames and places on it. Definitely recommend it to all the family.
Great family day out.
Kevin_W, May 2022
Absolutely fantastic, my nephews had a smile on their faces from start to finish, it was our second time on and every bit as good as last time, thank you again👍
Great way to see all of...
Daniella_B, May 2022
Great way to see all of the historic landmarks, in quick time. Great day out, would highly recommend.
We waited for our trip to...
Claire_G, May 2022
We waited for our trip to be told it wont go agead and someone will be in touch to ruined our evening and m faughter was really upset !70 for nothing
Amazing 50 minutes ....
Paula_G, Oct 2021
Amazing 50 minutes . Staff were happy and accommodating . Fully recommend . A great experience and well worth the money
Not an adrenaline...
Nick_M, Oct 2021
Not an adrenaline experience very tame says it’s the fastest, quickest turning & stopping! Don’t waist your money.
Was actually better than we thought it was going to be.
Brian_G, Sept 2021
A good mix of fun and education with the sights. Was actually better than we thought it was going to be.
Great experience
Alison_S, Sept 2021
As a family we really enjoyed this. Great fun from start to finish. Easy to book and really friendly staff. My only criticism is you don’t seem to get the full 50 minutes as advertised. Being able to go faster for an extra 5-10 minutes would really add to the experience

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