Experience a thrilling speedboat ride in London, along the River Thames to Canary Wharf. Fantastic sightseeing tour aboard a powerful RIB - you will see everything from the O2 to Big Ben!
- London (London)
- Price for 1 Participant
Whether you are visiting the capital for the day, or are a local London resident, this 50 minute powerboat sightseeing tour along the Thames is the ultimate adventure for thrill-seekers. There really is no better way to view the sights, than by flying across the water on a high-speed RIB...hold on tight, you are in for a fun-filled ride!
With this ultimate Thames adventure, you'll be immersed in the history and architecture of London's riverbanks, whizzing past a grand total of 22 points of interest, whilst being thoroughly entertained by your on-board tour guide. The award winning guides are all hand-picked from the entertainment circuit, so whether an actor, performer or stand-up comedian by trade, you can expect them to be highly engaging and rearing to share their love of London's weird and wonderful history with you. Departing from the iconic London Eye pier, you'll reach speeds of up to 30 knots as you rocket through Canary Wharf, and whizz beneath Tower Bridge...expect thrills and spills all round!
Probably the fastest and funniest way to tour London, this 50 minute powerboat sightseeing adventure is the perfect experience gift for those with a bit of a wild side!
This ultimate speedboat adventure will be available all year round.
Specific days will vary according to seasonality.
*All bookings are subject to availability and must be made in
Minimum age for an adult ticket: 15 years
Child tickets can be found, here.
There are no maximum age or weight limits.
You must arrive 15 minutes prior to departure.
This powerboat ride is not suitable for expectant mothers at any stage of their pregnancy, or for those with existing or previous neck, back or heart conditions.
Experience Duration: 00:50
Time at Venue: 01:15
This is a 50 minute powerboat adventure along the Thames River.
Please be advised that you'll need to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your departure time.
Participants: The London Speedboat Adventure - Adult is for 1 participant.
Max Group Size: 11
Spectators Allowed on Site: Yes
There will be a maximum of 12 passengers on the boat.
Spectators will be able to wave you off from the shore and can be there to meet you on your return.
You will need to dress warmly for this experience, it will be windy!
The voyage will go ahead in all weather - the centre can provide wet weather gear for all ages and sizes, if required.
RIB riding on the Thames will proceed in most weather conditions, though if it is too extreme it may need to to be rescheduled for an alternative date.
With the wind blowing in our hair, eyes streaming and feeling like sailors at sea, Leoni and I took part in our latest adventure – a high speed RIB ride on the Thames. Both being complete powerboat ‘newbies’, it was something we both were looking forward to. So, we left our office in Brighton and headed for London Waterloo to begin our experience.
The meeting point for the ride could not have been more central; just a 5 minute walk from Waterloo Station and located at the pier adjacent to the London Eye. We walked down the dock and could see the bright red RIB waiting in the river, ready for action. Dave, our enthusiastic host for the ride greeted us on the dock, helped us on board and provided a quick health and safety briefing. After putting our life jackets on (safety first!), we clambered on board and got our camera’s fitted. Leoni and I chose the back seats in the hope we would miss getting so wet (although luckily you remain a lot dryer than expected!)
The RIB gently eased us into the adventure with a slow ride through the hub of the city – if it was up to the captain (minus the speed restriction) I’m sure he would have loved to put the boat to the test for the whole experience. We passed the iconic landmarks London is so famous for including The Shard, The Walkie Talkie and Somerset House. Once we had passed the police docks, Salty our captain for the day, put is hand on the throttle and the RIB jumped in speed from 12 to 35 knots. He also mastered quick turns and tight corners, making the boat bank to each side and leaving us feeling like we were on a roller-coaster!
After our high speed hit on the Thames, we headed back towards the pier and Dave indulged us in some informative history about the riverbank and the surrounding buildings. He had some fun facts to share, including some of the TV productions the boats have worked with. From The Apprentice to Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire, they’ve worked with them all. So, we even felt a bit like movie stars being in the boats!
Thank you again Thames Rockets for letting us experience such an adventure! A RIB ride is one for the bucket list when you are next in London. You can see our selection of RIB rides here.