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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  • London: Speed Boat Tour of the River Thames

    Live guide: English

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Starts at Meeting Point ( More details, Show on map)

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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 from Brandon, United Kingdom on August 25th, 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 from Ryde, United Kingdom on August 17th, 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 from Chevy Chase, United States on June 27th, 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 from Randolph, United States on July 6th, 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 from Hermosa Beach, United States on April 7th, 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

  • Rating: 5 “Was a little hesitant at first but ended up having a great hour.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Altham, United Kingdom on December 17th, 2012 Got teenage kids (13,15 and 19) - was a blast - kids were a bit hesitant to begin with as it wasn't "cool" enough, however they all enjoyed it - something different - they took loadsa pics for their various social media uploads and updates - pics that they normally wouldn't have been able to get.
    Well worth the money and would recommend to anyone who wants to see London a little differently.

  • Rating: 5 “Highly recommended”

    Reviewed by Marianne from Hückelhoven, Germany on October 9th, 2012 It was great, first a bit of sightseeing from the water, then full speed ahead up the Themes. A good ending, to experience a bit more of the sights of London. A great combination. I'd do it again in a second.

  • Rating: 5 “Awesome adventure on the Thames”

    Reviewed by Daniel from Buchs, Switzerland on May 25th, 2012 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.

  • Rating: 4 “A great experience!”

    Reviewed by Ruth from Wetzikon, Switzerland on May 6th, 2012 Initially pleasant on the Thames and beneath bridges. Then the pace picked up and it was a speedy journey with appropriate accompanying music. On the way back there was more info on buildings along the Thames from our entertaining guide. A short but sweet experience.

  • Rating: 5 “Das beste was man in London nur machen kann!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Deggenhausertal, Germany on August 28th, 2014 Treffpunkt war 15:00 Uhr an der Anlegestelle direkt vor dem London Eye, also sehr gut zu finden. Nach einer kurzen Einweisung ging es dann schon los! Unser Guide war sehr freundlich und hat uns in einem deutlichen Englisch alles erklärt!. Zuerst gingen wir langsam die Themse in Richtung Westminster entlang wo er uns alles erklärt hat. Danach ging es mit passender Musik und höchster Geschwindigkeit die Themse entlang. Ein absolutes Muss für London Touristen die ein bisschen Action wollen!

  • Rating: 5 “Hervorragende Themsefahrt mit tollen Eindrücken”

    Reviewed by Thomas from Erwitte, Germany on April 28th, 2014 Guide Little Mike und Bootsfahrer Ian haben diese Themsefahrt zu einem absoluten Erlebnis gemacht.
    Alle Mitfahrer der Familie waren begeistert und werden diese Fahrt bei der nächsten Gelegenheit wiederholen.
    Viel Besser als alle anderen langweiligen Themsefahrten.

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  • “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.”

    Daniel from Buchs, Switzerland

  • “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.”

    Doris from Chevy Chase, United States

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