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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 US$51.13
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10:45am departureMost Popular
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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.
Reviews (197)
1 - 5 of 74 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Thrill and sights

Great combination of a bit of sight seeing and a bit of adrenaline. It was a grey cold day, so lots of layers (hat & gloves) needed, even under the very good waterproof clothing they provided. Very friendly crew, they even provided Stevie Wonder song...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DuncanM22101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing time

Thank you Ollie and Brandon for an amazing experience!!! We did not even feel the cold, because the guys were so nice. And quite an adrenaline rush.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank George C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Faster than the speeding rocket

Had a brilliant family trip to Canary Wharf and back, it was laugh out loud fun and big smiles all round for our family. Our boys 9 and 11 loved the fast part ( especially when we overtook a rocket) , the guide was very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sadie m
Reviewed 11 October 2018
Fantastic views and real excitement for all ages.

The best views of London from the Houses of Parliament to the Thames Barrier and the fastest trip on inland water you could ask for. 740 bhp sees to the excitement and the crew see to the safety an excellent family adventure. Our group ages...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank paulking246
Reviewed 4 October 2018
Best fun: enjoyed every minute

I have flown over the Thames in a helicopter but today I had the best fun ever on a Thames Rib boat going out to the Thames Barrier and back. The trip was a present from my elder son who came with me. The boat...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Highgateglobetrotter
ThamesRIBExperience, Manager at Thames RIB Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you for such a glowing review. We get a lot of Londoners on-board and it’s always great to send them off with things they never knew about the sights they know and love so well. We will pass your comments along to Frances. Our...More

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4 June 2018|
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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.