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River Thames High-Speed Cruise

106 Reviews

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5182SPEED
Are you an adrenaline junkie? Then this high-speed Thames river RIB experience cruise tour is tailor made for you! London will truly come alive and kicking with the fastest, most exciting River Thames cruise you could ever experience.


  • Small-group tour
The super-powered Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB's) are specially designed to operate on the River Thames. One minute you're cruising gently under Tower Bridge, the next you are racing out towards the Thames Barrier at a rate of 50 knots on a speed boat.

This fantastic interactive guided tour takes in London's top sights and gives fascinating insight into their history. With a modern sound system on board you'll be sure to hear your guide's entertaining and informative commentary even at high speed.

Choose between the 50-minute Canary Wharf Experience and the 80-minute Thames Barrier Experience. Take the Canary Wharf Experience to see the famous sights of the Houses of Parliament, HMS Belfast, Tower of London and Execution Dock.

Or opt for the Thames Barrier Experience and in addition enjoy beautiful views of Greenwich and the incredible Thames Barrier, the world's second largest movable flood barrier. You will also be sped around the O2 Arena, filming location of the James Bond movie The World is Not Enough whilst listening to the movie soundtrack.

Group sizes are restricted to 12 passengers on both tours, ensuring a personal and fun experience. London's number one action activity is not to be missed!

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Embankment Pier
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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10:00am departure
Code: EN1000

50-minute Canary Wharf Experience departing at 10:00am

USD $53.36
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11:00am departure
Code: EN1100

50-minute Canary Wharf Experience departing at 11:00am

USD $53.36
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12:00noon departure
Code: EN1200

50-minute Canary Wharf Experience departing at 12:00noon

USD $53.36
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1:00pm departure
Code: EN1300

50-minute Canary Wharf Experience departing at 1:00pm

USD $53.36
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1:45pm departure
Code: EN1345

75-minute Thames Barrier Experience departing at 1:45pm

USD $70.71
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2:00pm departure
Code: EN1400

75-minute Thames Barrier Experience departing at 2:00pm

USD $70.71
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3:00pm departure
Code: EN1530

50-minute Canary Wharf Experience departing at 3:00pm

USD $53.36
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3:45pm departure
Code: EN1545

50-minute Canary Wharf Experience departing at 3:45pm

USD $53.36
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4:30pm departure
Code: EN1630

75-minute Thames Barrier Experience departing at 4:30pm

USD $70.71
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6pm departure
Code: EN1800

50-minute Canary Wharf Experience departing at 6pm

USD $53.36
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7pm departure
Code: EN1900

50-minute Canary Wharf Experience departing at 7pm

USD $53.36
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River Thames High-Speed Cruise

River Thames High-Speed Zone RIB Cruise

  • High-Speed River Cruise
  • Life jacket
  • All-weather clothing provided
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Children under 16years must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please note that children have to weigh a minimum of 15kg (2.36 stone)
  • Changes after booking may be subject to an alteration fee
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Hugh C, April 2016

Exactly as described Good fun and very safe but I would recommend a hat and scarf as it is very windy and cold at high speed
Guide was quite witty too.

Reviewed by: Joanie R, January 2016

Took this exciting ride last Saturday with my 22 year old daughter and we loved it! The ride starts off at a pleasant cruising speed as the friendly and funny guide points out major landmarks along the way. About 20 minutes into the ride they hit the throttle and crank up the music as you race down the river towards Canary Wharf and then back again. Just the right amount of speed , action and thrills for people of all ages.

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