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Small-Group River Thames High-Speed Cruise from Tower Millennium Pier

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Blast along the River Thames with your choice of 20- or 40-minute round-trip speedboat cruises from Tower Millennium Pier. Once suited up, sit back and take in the view as you head along the river past the Tower of London and under Tower Bridge. Then its throttle time! Feel the throttle of the RIB (rigid inflatable boat) engine as you roar along the River Thames toward Canary Wharf (and past Greenwich to the O2 arena on the  40 minute option). Thrill in the high speeds and intense wave crashing action at full power all the way back to the Tower Pier. Small-group trips are limited to a maximum of 12 people.
  • Opt for a different kind of Thames River cruise
  • Go full-throttle past London landmarks in a RIB boat
  • Choose between a 20- and 40-minute option, depending on budget and schedule
  • More than 10 departure times throughout the day
What to Expect
Depending on the departure time selected at checkout, you’ll make your way to launch point along the Thames River. After receiving a safety briefing, you’ll board your rigid inflatable boat (RIB) and set off on a Thames River cruise that’s different from the rest. As the music blares from an onboard speaker, you’ll pass landmarks, such as The Shard, City Hall, HMS Belfast, and Canary Wharf. Once you’re past Tower Bridge, the speed restriction is lifted and you’ll go full-throttle, as your skipper delivers twists and turns guaranteed to make a splash. Your tour concludes back at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Tower Millennium Pier - Canary Wharf Pier, United Kingdom
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • High-speed river cruise
  • Live commentary on board
  • Protective clothing
  • Life jacket
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum child weight 3 years or 33 pounds (15kg)
  • If you use a wheelchair you may travel with us providing you can get into and out of the vessel either unaccompanied or with the assistance of your helper. You must be able to sit unaided in an upright position, have full control of your head and upper body and be able to grip the rails securely with both hands; you must also be able to brace yourself with your legs and feet.
  • allow passengers to travel with us with any of the following conditions:
  • pregnant women
  • people with existing back complaints/ heart complaints
  • Passengers must advise Thames RIB Experience before booking of any medical conditions or disabilities that any passenger(s) are suffering from or have ever suffered from prior to booking, particularly dizzy spells, epilepsy, back/bone conditions and diabetes (this is not an exhaustive list).
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our Grandson, we all loved it. The crew ( Richard and Chris) were excellent and we really enjoyed some high speed manoeuvres

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Wood1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend this to everyone it was brilliant from start to finish Went as a family six of us in total of mixed ages and every single one of us enjoyed the experience. The music was a fantastic touchMore

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jacklV1801DJ
ThamesRIBExperience, Manager at Thames RIB Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lovely words indeed, There's nothing better than a satisfied customer and it sure sounds like you were, and clearly the more the merrier! The music played on board our boats definitely helps to add that extra special touch, we hope to see you again very...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in London for a short day (waiting to catch a flight the next day) so we didn't want to embark on a crazy long adventure. This boat tour was fun, short, easy to get to, and a great time! Richard and Steve were...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank mgrindle1992
Reviewed 19 August 2019

Fab cracking commentary from George and fast paced driving in atrocious weather from Bernie.Waterproofs and goggles supplied! Best time in awful weather to go as waters choppy adds more excitement and speed adrenaline! Video recording onboard which one can purchase obtained a lovely photo of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 782Nathalie
Reviewed 14 August 2019

Thank you all for such a lovely and thrilling day! My boy had wanted a speed boat trip for his 7th birthday and it certainly didn’t disappoint! We had a great time seeing the sights and travelling to the Thames Barrier at such speed. Thank...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Shaman D
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5 August 2019|
Response from jeffrey H | Reviewed this property |
Booking well in advance is dvised and the online process gives you timeslots to choosed from.
Jia Y
25 July 2018|
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Response from randyharvey | Reviewed this property |
I would think the answer would be no due to liability issues. Also there is a lot of traffic on the Thames and you could hear the radio traffic back an forth with police and various pilots
7 July 2018|
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Response from the_swimming_girls | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I have no idea as don’t work for them, we just booked the tour.
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