London Thames River High-Speed Small-Group RIB Cruise

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in London

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4.8 out of 5

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Combine London sightseeing with a white-knuckle speedboat ride on a 50-minute Thames River cruise. Board your modern RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) and soak up the unparalleled views of top city attractions including Big Ben, the London Eye and St Paul’s Cathedral. Learn about the city’s history from your entertaining guide, and then feel your adrenaline rush as your skipper pulls back the throttle and you rocket along the Thames River at speeds of up to 35 miles (56 km) per hour. Small-group experience with numbers limited to 12 people.
Select the start time that best suits your schedule, and then make your own way to the London Eye Pier in central London. Meet your skipper and guide, and listen to a short safety briefing before hopping aboard your modern RIB.Sitting comfortably, feel the powerful engine rumble and then glide away from the pier. Be entertained by your guide’s entertaining commentary as you cruise past top London sights including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Gherkin and the gravity-defying Shard.Pass Tower Bridge and the monumental Tower of London, then feel your adrenaline rush as your skipper pulls back the throttle and accelerates. Be thrilled as your boat speeds down the river, performing break-neck turns, wave jumps and figures of eight.Rushing at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour, feel the wind against your face and bop your head in time to the iconic British songs blasting out from the boat’s speakers. You’ll also hear the chimes of Big Ben and other iconic Britons.Stop to catch your breath by Canary Wharf, and then hold on tight as you hurtle back up the river. Feel the boat slow, then have your camera ready to capture the sights as you leisurely cruise back to the original departure point.

What’s included

  • Professional skipper
  • Expert guide
  • Use of a lifejacket and waterproof gear

What’s not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks


  • Small-group tour