Water activity

London: River Thames Speed Boat Tour

Activity provider: Thames Rockets

London: River Thames Speed Boat Tour

Activity provider: Thames Rockets
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From US$ 55.77 per person

Likely to sell out

Join a River Thames boat cruise with banter provided by a comedian guide, whose cheery anecdotes include narration about London's history. See landmarks such as the London Eye and Globe Theatre.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Live tour guide


  • Get an adrenaline fix on London's original speedboat tour of the river Thames
  • Cruise at speeds of up to 30 knots past London landmarks such as Canary Wharf, the London Eye and Globe Theatre
  • Discover interesting facts about London from an award-winning comedian guide
  • Get exclusive views from a unique vantage point
Full description
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 30 knots. You will be given a full safety briefing 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.
  • Access to River Thames
  • Live tour guide
  • Transport for activity duration: Speedboat, sightseeing cruise
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    • People with back problems
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Tour starts from Boarding Gate 1, Waterloo Millennium London Eye Pier (directly underneath, and part of the London Eye)

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Rain gear

    Not allowed

    • Unaccompanied minors

    Know before you go

    • This tour is suitable for infants aged 6 months upwards.
    • If you have confirmed your booking, if for some reason the supplier is unable to accommodate you on board, then a cancellation is granted
    • Expectant mothers are not permitted on-board at any stage of their pregnancy
    • If you have any historical or current backbone conditions or complaints, you are recommended to not participate in this tour
    • Children under 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
    • Disabled guests are welcomed but wheelchairs cannot be take on-board the vessels, so this experience is not suitable for wheelchairs users
    • All passengers must be able to sit unaided on-board
    • A minimum of 8 passengers is required for each sailing, tours with less than 8 passengers will be rescheduled
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 330 reviews

    Review summary

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    Never planned for this, my mum wanted a memory for her birthday and something out of her comfort zone. Most of my original plans were closed. I don’t think any of them would have topped this. Staff were A-class. Mum told she wasn’t going to get on the boat, eventually shut up and got on it, in the end she let go of the hand rail before I did She still won’t shut up about going back and doing it again.

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    September 21, 2022

    We had the BEST time! Welcomed by Johnny. Stacy our tour guide was upbeat, fun and made it interesting! So engaging. Enjoying listening about the sites to full on fun of the speed boat was brilliant! It was breath taking, but felt totally safe! Mark was an excellent driver! 100% recommend and we will definitely book again!

    September 4, 2022

    Start the tour by cruising the River Thames from the London Eye Pier well past the Tower. Explanations of each bridge and sights along the way. Then the boat accelerates and the rapid part of the tour begins. Suitable for all ages except small children. Boarding the boat is easy and you can hold on. Highly recommended tour overall!

    August 22, 2022

    Product ID: 16670