London: Speed Boat Tour of the River Thames

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London: Speed Boat Tour of the River Thames


Get an adrenaline fix on London's original speed boat tour of the River Thames

Cruise at speeds of up to 35 knots past London landmarks such as Canary Wharf, the London Eye and Globe Theatre

Listen to amusing anecdotes about the MI5 headquarters 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


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    Duration: 50 minutes

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Get your blood pumping on a 50-minute speed boat tour along London's River Thames and experience the city like never before. Cruise at high speed from the London Eye to the Docklands, while a comedian guide entertains with informative banter.


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 35 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.

What's Included:

• Full waterproof gear (all sizes)
• Life jackets
• Safety equipment

Good to Know:

• Please check-in with a staff member at Boarding Gate 1, London Eye, Waterloo Millennium Pier, at least 15 minutes before the scheduled sailing
• We do take infants on board from 6 months upwards.
• Cancellation Policy:
Once you have placed a confirmed booking, anything inside these terms is chargeable.
If you have confirmed your booking and that for some reason we are unable to accommodate you on board, then of course a cancellation is granted.

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  • Rating: 5 “Loved it”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer – Brandon, United Kingdom on August 25, 2014 The speed boat ride was brilliant fun and the guide and captain added to the enjoyment with an informative and fun commentary.

  • Rating: 5 “Awesome adventure”

    Reviewed by Michelle – Ryde, United Kingdom on August 17, 2014 A really organised, well executed adventure. A fantastic experience that I would book again and again. My family 2 adults and 2 kids (13 & 8) loved every second. First class

  • Rating: 5 “We thoroughly enjoyed the ride as well as the guide, Tom.”

    Reviewed by Doris – Chevy Chase, United States on June 27, 2014 This turned out to be a very enjoyable time for the adults as well as a 6-year-old and a 15-year-old.. The views from the boat are lovely and the commentary on the way back was very entertaining.

  • Rating: 5 “Tons of fun for our 11 & 13 year old boys with just enough funny info.”

    Reviewed by Shannon – Randolph, United States on July 6, 2013 The choppy Thames provided a bouncy and scary ride for our boys (11 & 13) who had just about had enough of our sight seeing. When we eventually slowed down and I peeled my knuckles from the handlebar, the guide gave us lots of funny facts about sights along the waterside. Like the Sphinxes were installed backwards and some of Harry Potter was filmed from our very boat!

  • Rating: 5 “Excellent way to have a blast while seeing London!”

    Reviewed by Peter – Hermosa Beach, United States on April 7, 2013 This was a lot of fun for our family. The tour started by walking to the end of the pier and getting equipped for the small speed boat ride. Only 12 can go at a time, so this boat is small and FAST! The tour started slowly going from the Eye to Tower Bridge. Once we were east of the bridge (and the river police), the boat opened throttle and we took off! The fast part of the tour was a total thrill and a great way to see the eastern parts of London. The boat turned around just past Canary Wharf, and sped back towards Tower Bridge. Once we were back in central London, the guide gave a very informative account of the buildings along the Thames and the history of London! Definitely worth the price

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  • “We thoroughly enjoyed the ride as well as the guide, Tom.”

    “This turned out to be a very enjoyable time for the adults as well as a 6-year-old and a 15-year-old.. The views from the boat are lovely and the commentary on the way back was very entertaining.”

    DorisfromChevy Chase, United States

  • “Awesome adventure on the Thames”

    “I'll remember this boat ride for a long time. It was soooo much fun! I'd definitely recommend it. If you don't take this tour you're missing out.”

    DanielfromBuchs, Switzerland

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