1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. River Thames

London: Speedboat Tour Through Heart of the City

Product ID: 119848
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See the sights of London aboard a high-speed power boat and ride past the Tower of London, HMS Belfast and other sights on the River Thames. Blast through Wapping and Canary Wharf to the O2 Arena at Greenwich and back.
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  • See the sights of London from a different perspective
  • Cruise under the iconic Tower Bridge
  • Hold on tight as you speed down river from Wapping to Greenwich
  • Marvel at sights such as the Cutty Sark, St. Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London
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Meet your friendly skipper and crew at Blackfriars Pier and collect your waterproof jacket, along with the latest automatic inflatable life jacket. Listen to the safety briefing before you board the power boat and sit in the state-of-the-art suspension seats.  

Listen to the 550hp turbo diesel engines fire up to take you past monuments such as the Tate Modern, Millennium Bridge, Shakespeare's Globe and St. Paul's Cathedral. Head towards London Bridge and the HMS Belfast warship as you make your way towards the Tower of London.

Take souvenir photos as you pass under Tower Bridge. Then, hold on tight as you enter the high speed zone and race through the Wapping district at 35mph. Pass the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf as you speed down to the Royal Naval College and Cutty Sark in Greenwich. Continue to the O2 Arena (formerly the Millennium Dome) before turning around and returning to Blackfriars Pier.

Listen to some great British music throughout the ride for a trip to remember.
  • 50-minute trip, with at least 30 minutes at high speed. Speed limits apply in the city center
  • Waterproof jackets with hoods
  • Eye protection, if required
  • Automatic inflatable life jackets. Life jackets for children are available
  • High-quality suspension seating to protect from the shock impacts and vibrations
What’s Not Included
  • Refreshments

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Meeting point

Board the boat at Point C, New Blackfriars Pier, on the north bank of the River Thames. It is a 1-minute walk from Blackfriars underground and main line stations.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Boat rides are available 7 days a week
• The standard suspension seats can accommodate passengers over 5 foot (1.5 meters) tall
• There are limited seats available for those over 4 foot 6 inches (1.4 meters) tall
• There is no age limit for this activity, as long as the passenger is above the required height stated above
• Suspension seating will provide excellent protection from shock impacts for those at risk, such as those suffering from minor back complaints
• Passengers suffering from any medical condition must make their own decision on whether to travel, in consultation with a medical professional if appropriate
• Pregnant women are advised not to travel at any stage of their pregnancy
• Passengers with disabilities are welcome, and all accommodations that can be made will be. Please call for advice prior to booking
• Waterproof jackets are provided, but it can be colder on the river than on land, especially at speed, so dress appropriately, including footwear

From US$ 52.80 per person

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Product ID: 119848