Thamesjet River Thames Speedboat Ride 50 Minutes
- Enjoy an thrilling 50-minute jet boat ride along the River Thames.
- See stunning views of London's riverside landmarks, like the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament.
- Get your heart pumping and enter the 'fast zone', filled with high speed turns!
The Thames speedboat – a unique experience
The Thames Speedboat ride is one of a kind experience. It is a fun-filled way to discover London. Reach the meeting point, i.e Westminster Pier to meet the rest of the group. Here, you will get a quick briefing about the safety procedures and be provided with waterproof clothing and life jackets. Then, hop on board a RIB speedboat and let the fun begin!
It is unique because you don’t find speedboats for touring the Thames every day. It is an unmatched experience because of its blatant speed and thrill. Unlike other sightseeing vessels, the RIB boats take you for a roll. You won’t need the comfort of speed because all you will do is scream, laugh and take in the fast breezes of the river as the speedboat takes you inside the eye of the storm.
Zoom past world-famous landmarks
There is very less room for thoughts and even lesser space for a sluggish journey. Whiz past majestic London monuments in a 50-minute tour. The view of the city from the heart of the Thames is quite different; and from the RIB boats, much more exciting. Leave the average way of seeing the capital behind and board a Thames speedboat for a fresh new perspective. Catch sight of St Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, London Eye, The Shard, the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and many more! Go under the famous bridges while making your way to the Tower Bridge. Relish an exciting adrenaline experience on a turbo ride atop the Thames. Choose your preferred timing for the ride as London tends to appear different during different times of the day. Whether you want to start your morning thrillingly, bask in the afternoon sun or soak in the colours of the night, the choice is yours. Either way, you will enjoy amazing aquatics, high speed and beautiful sightseeing as you prepare yourself for the ‘Fast Zone’.
Survive the Fast Zone!
After you have crossed Tower Bridge, you will head right into the zone! Are you ready for heart-thumping adrenaline as you freeze on your seat? Enter the Fast Zone as an experienced skipper takes you on a ride to Canary Wharf. Don’t let go as the speedboat touches an incredible speed of 35 knots (40 miles an hour). Make high-speed twists and turns and enjoy the ride at its fullest before making your way back to Westminster Pier. Upon reaching, catch your breath to marvel at spectacular views as you cruise the Thames. Carry your camera for you will go past some of the city’s most captivating spots. From sightseeing and turbo adrenaline kicks to awesome photo opportunities, the Thames speedboat offers it all.
Don’t forget to put on appropriate clothes because the water can be way cooler than it is on the shore. Wear flat shoes and reach the Pier at least 20 minutes before the experience begins. What else? Get ready for action-filled aquatic fun!
- Thamesjet speedboat ride (50 Minutes)
- Life jackets and waterproof clothing
- Hotel transfers
The experience takes place every day at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, and 7:00 PM.
Please arrive 20 minutes prior to departure to attend a safety briefing. If you do not arrive with enough time for the briefing, you may miss your experience.
How to get there
The easiest way to reach Westminster Pier is by London Underground. Take the Circle, District, or Jubilee line to Westminster Station.
Getting your tickets
You will receive your tickets via email shortly after booking. Please present a printed copy at the pier.
Dress Code: Temperatures on the river are often cooler than on the shore, so please dress appropriately. High heels or other footwear that could damage the boat are not permitted.
Accessibility: Unfortunately, the speedboat is not adapted for wheelchairs.
Restrictions: Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The minimum height requirement for this experience is 1.35 meters (4 ft. 5 in.). Thamesjet is not recommended for pregnant women or people who suffer from back or neck problems, epilepsy, dizziness, diabetes, angina or heart conditions.
Tickets cannot be cancelled, amended or refunded.