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River Thames High-Speed Cruise from Embankment Pier

  • London speedboat experience with speeds up to 50 knots
  • Open all year round, in all weather conditions
  • Interactive guide with speaker sound system aboard
River Thames High-Speed Cruise from Embankment Pier
From $51.95
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12:00noon departure Most Popular
50-minute Canary Wharf Experience departing at 12:00noon
10:45am departure
75-minute Thames Barrier Experience departing at 10:45am
1:45pm departure
75-minute Thames Barrier Experience departing at 1:45pm
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Whet your appetite for adventure with a high-speed Thames river RIB experience. Soar over the surf of London’s iconic river and gaze at impressive monuments as your adrenaline levels soar. Listen to commentary from a knowledgeable guide over a state-of-the-art speaker system and see popular attractions from a totally unique vantage point. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to only 12 passengers.
What to Expect
Depart from an embarking point near Embankment, central London, and greet your knowledgeable guide on the pier. Listen to a brief orientation talk and don your life jacket before climbing aboard your impressive RIB speedboat, capable of reaching 50 knots per hour.

Select between two adrenaline-fueled tours depending on which sights you’re most interested in seeing; experience a 50-minute Canary Wharf tour for unrivaled views of the Tower of London, HMS Belfast, the Houses of Parliament and the Execution Dock. 

Alternatively, opt for the 80-minute Thames Barrier Experience to enjoy sweeping vistas of Greenwich and the colossal Thames Barrier. Cruise at high speed around the O2 Arena, the filming location of James Bond film The World is Not Enough, while listening to classic hits on the state-of-the-art speaker system.

Throughout your adventurous excursion, you'll hear commentary and music on a modern sound system and feel the adrenaline rush of high velocity speeds. After your rip-roaring ride on the Thames River, you'll return to your original departure point and bid your guide farewell.
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1 - 5 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fast, Exhilarating and More-ish

We took part in an Ultimate Rib Blast down to the O2 and back which lasted for about 40 mins. The team at arrival were friendly and efficient and get you in a buoyancy aid quickly and easily (it could get cold and jackets were...More

Thank Simon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

2 PM 10/08/2018 We were on the Thames in a open boat doing about 40+ mph in a hailstorm . We got battered .It was like being in a film set IT WAS GREAT FUN.

Thank freddy00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing adrenaline pumping experience!

I took my Dad to do this for his birthday as he had mentioned he thought it would be fun. We went for the Full Thames Barrier experience and loved every minute. Even though we are very familiar with London the tour part was really...More

1  Thank Emma P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great views, fun boating

Hey, we had Richard and Stan on a company provided boat tour. The overall time on the boat was short, but it was great to cruise along the teams before going into a bit of high speed action. The tour and driving were both great!

Thank alexburley3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic trip!

Took my 9 year old nephew on this for his birthday treat. Richard and Stan were our crew and their commentary was informative and fun. We had an amazing time and would definitely recommend it!

Thank Jryan28
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Diana P
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Response from PeteDarkWingDuck | Reviewed this property |
Hi There we all had back pack as we were travelling, and they advised as we all had to put protective coats and over trousers to place them in front of your seat.