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River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London

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River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London
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icon50 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Ideal for those with an appetite for adrenaline, this 1-hour fast boat experience on the Thames River is sure to get your heart racing. See London’s sights the alternative way as you enjoy a leisurely cruise past Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye — giving you plenty of time to capture photographs and relax. Then, once you reach the fast zone, you’ll accelerate to a high velocity and listen to exhilarating music.
  • 1-hour fast boat experience on the Thames River
  • A perfect balance of sightseeing and adventure
  • See the London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament during a leisurely cruise
  • Feel your adrenaline surge as you accelerate to high velocity and listen to lively songs
  • Family friendly and perfect for those who enjoy adventure
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Sightseeing river cruise
Life jacket
All-weather clothing provided
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Westminster Pier, London SW1A 2JH, UK

Westminster Pier, SW1A 2JH

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Arrive at a meeting point on Westminster Bridge 30 minutes before your fast boat experience, in order to don a waterproof lifejacket and listen to a safety briefing. Then, board your speed boat and prepare for the fun to begin.

At first, you’ll enjoy a relaxed ride down the Thames River. Take advantage of this leisurely pace and capture photographs of landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and the Tower of London. Your guide will also point out important structures such as HMS Belfast and the National Theater.

Then, once you go beneath the iconic Tower Bridge, you’ll enter the fast zone. Feel your adrenaline levels surge as your driver accelerates to a speed of 40-mph (35-knots) and you speed towards Canary Wharf.

Scream with glee as you twist, turn and bounce over waves while listening to lively tunes. Then, catch your breath and return to your original point, where your tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
City Cruises London Westminster Pier
board your thrilling Thames Jet experience at Westminster Pier. Please arrive 20 minutes before your departure time
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
London Eye
Head to the upper deck and get the perfect picture opportunity of the Coca- Cola London Eye
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Tower of London
Pass by Tower Pier where you will be able to almost touch the Tower of London
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Tower Bridge
Pass under Tower Bridge and head to the upper deck to see the bridge in all of its glory
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Canary Wharf
This is where the thrilling speed will begin as you race up the Thames
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The Shard
As you cruise along the River Thames you will be in the perfect position to see London's highest viewing platform
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HMS Belfast
Sail past the permanently moored former battleship, which is now a floating Royal Naval Museum.
Pass By:  
SEA LIFE London Aquarium
Board and depart the boat opposite Sea Life, an Oceanic exhibit for all ages
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • For safety reasons, the minimum height requirement to travel on Thamesjet is 1.35 metres (4 ft. 5in.).
  • Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 9 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Cruises
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by River Thames Fast RIB-Boat Experience in London.

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4.5
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star-5
Amazing 50 minutes ....
Paula_G
, Oct 2021
Amazing 50 minutes . Staff were happy and accommodating . Fully recommend . A great experience and well worth the money
star-2
Not an adrenaline...
Nick_M
, Oct 2021
Not an adrenaline experience very tame says it’s the fastest, quickest turning & stopping! Don’t waist your money.
star-5
Was actually better than we thought it was going to be.
Brian-G
, Sep 2021
A good mix of fun and education with the sights. Was actually better than we thought it was going to be.
star-4
Great experience
Alison_S
, Sep 2021
As a family we really enjoyed this. Great fun from start to finish. Easy to book and really friendly staff. My only criticism is you don’t seem to get the full 50 minutes as advertised. Being able to go faster for an extra 5-10 minutes would really add to the experience
star-5
Seeing the laughter on my...
Nicola_E
, Aug 2021
Seeing the laughter on my teenage sons faces as we twisted & turned on the water was priceless. Everyone of them gave the trip a thumbs up👍and said they will about this in years to come as they had so much fun !
star-5
Great fun, good value, some unexpected twists & turns!
Andy_M
, Aug 2021
Exceeded expectations, great ride, staff very friendly. Music a little loud though! Recommend & great fun.
star-4
Great trip, amazing views...
Luis_S
, Aug 2021
Great trip, amazing views from the Thames. Good commentary pointing to important landmarks and interesting points about them. A bit pricey, but a well worth experience.
star-5
Worth every penny
Vanessa_B
, Aug 2021
Excellent staff. Good safety briefing. Great commentary on the sights. Fun and thrilling as we sped back. Took our teenage nephews who really enjoyed it. Great value for money. Great end to a great day in London
star-3
But disappointed
Brenda
, Aug 2021
Well organised, very friendly and helpful staff. The trip was fun and the narrated tour was interesting. However, for a trip that was advertised as extreme, ‘turns tighter, goes faster’ etc, it was, overall, a bit tame. We came away a bit disappointed as we had been led to expect a white knuckle trip but we got a few turns and a bit of speeding.
star-5
Best way to do the River Thames
Lawrence_F
, Aug 2021
Great fun was had by the whole family. We loved the fast turns and the jumping of the top of the waves. Felt really fast
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